16 channels to deliver sculpted frequency response
Automatic sound processing algorithms
Scratch resistant casing
Wide choice of colour options
The Mini is the baby of each Audeo range. At their heart each technology level shares a great deal in common. They are modern looking receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aids. Phonak have used the advantage of the receiver being in the canal to reduce the size of the space needed to house all the components of a traditional hearing aid. This provides today’s hearing aid manufacturers the option of building more functions and features into the hearing aid, making the hearing aids smaller or incorporating modern design into the product.
The S5 Mini has definitely used its RIC benefits to deliver a truly tiny hearing aid. Those who wear hearing aids have no problem in understanding the benefit of size but until recently this used to come with a restriction on technology. The S5 Mini challenges that and has most of the features of its Smart and Yes brother product ranges. The most notable exception is the lack of wireless technology that is within the other product formats but if you haven’t yet started to use your hearing aid in conjunction with WiFi enabled devices then you will enjoy the benefit of the Mini without noticing the limitations.
The Audeo S5 Mini still contains 16 channel processing through the SPICE platform. It still has many of the Phonak sound improving algorithms such as Whistleblock, Soundrecover, Soundrelax etc. so you can expect to enjoy wonderfully natural sound at the level that you need but all delivered through a tiny hearing aid.