Revolutionary Hearing Technology Married With Smart Functions
By Mathias Maegerle, Phonak Marketing Communication Manager
Built with revolutionary hearing technology solutions, Phonak Marvel™ hearing aids provide unmatched hearing performance, speech understanding and sound quality. But, the features don’t stop there.
Marvel was developed to effortlessly connect people with hearing loss to the world around them. It connects directly to iOS and Android smartphones or other Bluetooth®-enabled phones to stream any kind of audio to both ears in stereo.
“With Marvel, there is no compromise, regardless if the patient has an iPhone, Android phone or even flip phone!” said Abigail Poyser, Au.D., Phonak Product Manager, Marketing. “Now hearing care providers can offer their patients a great-sounding hearing aid with connectivity and rechargeability, all in one.”
Experience True Hands-free Calls
Marvel hearing aids offer true hands-free phone calls with built-in microphones. Calls can be answered or rejected with a simple push of the new multifunction button, even if the phone is across the room. In addition, audible smart notifications — like phone or email notifications — can be set to be heard through Marvel hearing aids.
“Marvel is a multifunctional marvel … connects to your phone, connects to your TV, connects to your music. There are just so many things that hearing aids can do, and Marvel has incorporated them into this hearing aid,” said Helen Wolfe, Marvel hearing aid wearer.
According to Wolfe, before she started wearing hearing aids, the phone — especially her cell phone — was somewhat of an issue because she couldn’t understand what people were saying. “Having the Marvel connected to my cell phone has really made a difference,” she said. “And if I’m driving, and my cell phone rings, I can do it all through the hearing aids!”
Listen to Top-Rated Streamed Sound Quality
Combined with universal Bluetooth connectivity, Phonak proprietary AirStream™ Technology delivers top-rated streamed sound quality while listening to TV, music, audio books, podcasts and so much more. The TV Connector, a simple plug-and-play solution, is capable of broadcasting to multiple listeners, without any additionally worn streaming device.
According to Scott Witt, Phonak Director, Product Management, Marvel uses Phonak proprietary SWORD chip (Sonova Wireless One Radio Digital) to empower the user with multiple communications protocols based on his/her device and its particular needs.
“Both Bluetooth and Phonak proprietary protocols allow for direct connection to Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, tablets and other electronic devices — with fabulous binaural streaming and stereo sound,” said Witt.
Marvel benefits include:
- Connects to smartphones — iOS, Android and a variety of everyday electronics
- Can be used as wireless stereo headphones
- Extra-long streaming time, thanks to AirStream technology
Rediscover the Beauty of Music
Marvel hearing aids can distinguish between streamed speech and music signals, and automatically adjust to give you an optimized sound quality. For avid music lover and Marvel hearing aid wearer, Paul Bowling was able to rediscover his passion for music.
“Over the last 10 or 12 years, I’ve lost the appreciation for music … until I got the Marvels,” said Bowling. “It’s just amazing, and I don’t know which is better: to actually Bluetooth it into the hearing aids or listen naturally. Both are just exceptional.”
“You need to enjoy life as much as you can, and the Marvel has done that for me,” he added.
Phonak Marketing Communication Manager
With his broad marketing background, Mathias is passionate about constantly optimizing the customer journey and adding value to the overall customer experience.