- Multiple award winning design
- Wireless connection to TV, telephone and MP3
- Multiple colour combinations
- Comprehensive accessory portfolio
- Multiple programmes
- Suite of sound enhancing features
- Great value for money
As a manufacturer of hearing aids, Phonak has evolved from being a paediatric specialist to a true world-leader across the board. Its refusal to be a follower is encapsulated in the Phonak Audeo S3 Yes. The product’s shape and design pushes the boundaries back and while it was surprising or shocking when it was launched it is now taking its place as an award winner.
The Audeo S3 range is divided in to three product formats – the Smart, the Mini and the Yes. The Yes has the benefit of wireless capability but lacks the push button control of the Smart. It is all a matter of personal choice.
The core processing of the Audeo S3 Yes is the SPICE platform and it shares the feature set of the rest of the S3 range:
Multi channel – the Audeo S3 has six channels across the frequency range and the more channels the better the fit should be to your specific hearing loss.
Multi programme – the Audeo S3 has multiple programmes and the hearing aid audiologist can set some or all of these to be used in the sound environments that you live in.
Directionality – microphone directionality is fundamental to the improvement of speech understanding. Phonak were pioneers with their zoom feature. In the S3 Ultrazoom is available which, according to Phonak, will help "in noisy situations with several people facing you, UltraZoom automatically zooms in on their voices. Noise from the side and back is cut out."
Feedback suppression – Phonak’s Whistleblock gives hearing aid users protection from annoying whistling so commonly associated with yesterday’s technology.
In addition the Audeo S3 has a number of features to improve overall sound quality and listening experience. These include Soundrecover (high frequency focus), Noiseblock (background noise cancellation), Soundrelax (sudden noise cushioning) and Soundflow (environmental recognition)
The S3 Yes is a wireless compatible product able to connect with a wide range of WiFi technology devices including the following product accessories:
- Phonak Compilot – this is a streamer device which is worn around the neck
- Phonak TV Link S – a television transmitter/compilot charger
- Phonak Mypilot – Phonak’s remote control with a one touch control screen
- Phonak PilotOne – Phonak’s more basic remote control
In summary the Phonak Audeo S3 Yes is a quirky looking hearing aid that may be loved by some and hated by others but there is no doubt that it contains some great value technology which may be the right product for you.