May 2021 MarketScreener
Phonak, a leading global provider of life-changing hearing solutions, today announces the Roger On remote microphone solution will be available to hearing aid and cochlear implant wearers via hearing care professionals as of June 2021. The highly-anticipated Roger On is the newest addition to the Phonak Roger portfolio and was designed to help hearing aid and cochlear implant wearers better understand speech in challenging situations like background noise and over distance. Less than a month after receiving the prestigious Red Dot award for its high design quality, Roger On is also the recipient of the 2021 iF Design Award and the German Innovation Award.
Roger On Key Benefits:
- MultiBeam 2.0 Technology - selects the microphone beam with the best signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and tells the wearer the direction of the speaker. MultiBeam Technology has been shown to increase speech understanding up to 61% in a group conversation in 75 dBA of noise, compared to hearing aids alone.
- Improved Pointing Mode - features Pointing Mode 2.0 with three microphones that allow consumers to zoom in on a conversation over distance by simply pointing. Roger On virtually doubles the performance using Pointing Mode 2.0 compared with hearing aids alone in background noise at two meters distance.
- New myRogerMic App - With the new myRogerMic app, consumers can steer or change the microphone beam using their smartphone for a more personalise hearing experience. The app also allows wearers to save custom modes, see microphone status and mute and unmute.
"We know that hearing in background noise or across the room remains a challenge for some hearing aid or cochlear implant wearers-and that was before social distancing and mask-wearing," said Jon Billings, Vice-President Phonak Marketing. That's why we're so excited about the new Roger On. "It combines hearing performance, ease-of-use and versatility into a sleek remote microphone that can be used in virtually any listening situation."
Roger On is compatible with almost every hearing aid and cochlear implant and automatically switches between different microphone modes depending on if it is used on a table, clipped on clothing or held in the hand. In Presenter Mode, an accelerometer activates an upward pointing beam to ensure speech quality is maintained independent of position. It can be connected to a TV, laptop, or other device for high-quality audio streaming in stereo and is also IP54 rated for protection against splashes of water