Phonak introduces high-tech ceramic housings

With Audéo S SMART now available in high-tech ceramics, Phonak is combining superb performance with luxurious appeal

Stäfa, Switzerland, (PresseBox) - With the introduction of the worldwide first high-tech ceramic housing, Phonak once again leads the way in the industry by addressing the end-user's even most demanding needs for high-value, durable, comfortable and cosmetically appealing hearing aids. The slightly greater weight supports the added value feel of these new deep black hearing aids compared to polymer housings.

Based on their unique properties such as extreme hardness and high mechanical strength, excellent biocompatibility, esthetic appeal and thermal shock resistance, high-tech ceramics are being used for example in the luxury goods industry as well as in aerospace applications. Phonak is very proud to introduce this first class material to hearing aid housings, available for Audéo S SMART at two price levels.

The extremely durable, abrasion-resistant surface ensures a scratch-free shine that lasts for years. The polished finish makes the housing smooth to the touch and offers unmatched comfort when worn behind the ear. Another feature of this fantastic material is its ability to quickly reach and maintain body temperature, thus preventing perspiration behind the ear. Last but not least, the hypoallergenic properties make the material especially kind to the skin and make ceramics hearing aid housings very hygienic. Lotion, sweat and other daily influences will not alter these qualities.

"With our new high-tech ceramic housing, Phonak once again introduces a significant innovation in the industry", says Valentin Chapero, CEO of Phonak. "We're very excited about this new product and strongly believe it will create a real buzz. Our hearing aids have never looked more valuable and stylish as they do now. Next to excellent functionality, this is what the end-consumer is ultimately looking for", states Chapero.

The small and elegant hearing aid Audéo S SMART was the obvious choice for introducing the high-tech material into the Phonak portfolio. Audéo S SMART is part of the award-winning Audéo product family, a collection of tiny and stylish hearing aids with the power, flexibility and durability to fit different hearing needs and lifestyles - and now empowered by the newest Spice technology. Audéo S SMART delivers top hearing performance and unlimited connectivity, is easy to use, is built to last, and now, with high-tech ceramic housing, will have a high-value appeal and be eternally beautiful.

Phonak AG

Headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland, Phonak, a member of Sonova Group, has developed, produced and globally distributed state-of-the-art hearing systems and wireless devices for more than 60 years. The combination of expertise in hearing technology, mastery in acoustics and strong cooperation with hearing care professionals allows Phonak to significantly improve people's hearing ability and speech understanding and therefore their quality of life.

Phonak offers a complete range of digital hearing instruments, along with complementary wireless communication systems. With a worldwide presence, Phonak drives innovation and sets new industry benchmarks regarding miniaturization and performance.

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