►Please note that this is a pre-launch article, as Phonak Audeo Fit hearing aids are not available in the UK until summer 2022. Therefore, our access to information is limited, but we endeavour to add more product specifics as and when we receive them.
In the audiology industry we know that hearing loss is linked to cognitive and overall health and if hearing loss is left untreated can hugely affect cognitive function. The industry also recognises and studies show that those with hearing loss generally move less. With the absence of regular exercise, mental and physical health is threatened.
With Audeo Fit, Phonak has developed a hearing solution that balances better hearing (vital for good well-being and cognitive health), Paradise technology features, universal connectivity and health tracking to allow for greater insights on well-being and to support overall health in the future.
Even though Phonak is not the first hearing aid manufacturer to offer a 'healthable' hearing solution (Starkey Livio introduced this concept), it is the first digital hearing aid to provide a heart rate sensor.
The Phonak Audeo Fit hearing aid is a lithium-ion rechargeable RIC / Receiver In Canal device, which caters for those with mild to severe hearing loss levels. The new receiver has a built-in heart rate sensor which will work together with the motion sensor technology to deliver your activity data tracking feature for helpful well-being and health insights.
Paradise has been a proven technology platform since its launch. It offered many improvements since Marvel with better sound, reliable connectivity and support for those with hearing loss - and now it offers healthable tracking to give you a wider understanding of both your hearing health and well-being.
Phonak Audeo Fit hearing aids will be the latest hearing aid innovation in the Paradise platform including a heart rate sensor with the ability to track your body's health data via the myPhonak app. Instigating new healthy habits and giving you a general sense of overall well-being. An ideal hearing solution for those who want the proven features of Paradise technology and would benefit from engaging with their fitness and health data.
Phonak has stated that a lower resting heart rate is medically linked to better overall health long-term and their studies instigated this bio-reading device. Now, when you pair your Phonak Audeo Fit hearing aids with the myPhonak app, you can access various tracking features including the heart rate sensor.
Tracking your own health and fitness has the potential to empower you to change your perspective on what 'being healthy' looks like and to help you develop new and healthy habits. In short, the insights that these hearing aids can give you are designed to pave the way for better lifestyle choices and motivate you to engage more with your well-being and health.
We think this is just the start of the bio-reading hearing aid solution offerings in the industry and a concept that will evolve over time. Not just because the ear is a great place to retrieve health data like temperature, heart rate, and oxygen in the blood, but because consumers are wanting this type of technology convenience. A one-stop shop for connectivity, health tracking, hearing solutions, hands-free calls and to aid in simply living better lives.
If you would like to know whether these digital hearing aids are right for you and your hearing loss or if you would like more information in addition to this overview, please call one of our audiologists free on 0800 567 7621 and they will be able to assist you further.
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