- Available as Super Power, Ultra Power and CRT format
- Wireless connection to compatible devices
- Phonak accessories
- Multiple colours and styles
- Water-resistant nano-coated cases
Working from the top down the Naida S3 is the third level of technology available from this product series which is aimed squarely at those who need significant amplification to overcome their hearing loss. Unlike the entry level S1 which has only the Super Power (SP) BTE (behind the ear) aid and the Ultra Power (UP) BTE the S3 can be offered in three different product formats. In addition to the S3 SP and S3 UP there is an S3 CRT (canal receiver technology) which uses a smaller case and situates the receiver in the user’s ear canal.
As well as having an additional and sleeker form factor in the CRT, the S3 has technological advantages over the entry level S1 in a number of incremental sound processing channels; 6 as opposed to just 4 in the S1. It also boasts the SoundRecover and SoundFlow sound processing algorithms. These combine to give a better quality sound in combination with the raw power available in both S1 and S3 levels.
The Naida S3 can be a colour and look to suit the most broadminded with the colour chart ranging from Light Pink to Safari Stripes to Purple Transparent. There really is a Naida S3 for all tastes. In addition to its great looks the Naida S3 is built to last being water resistant for greater dependability in combating the bane of all hearing aids – moisture ingress.
People who suffer from the scale of hearing loss that the Naida is aimed at will greatly benefit from its wireless connectivity which will enable easy connection to compatible household devices such as a wireless enabled television, mobile phones or MP3 players. Phonak are world leaders in this field and have a comprehensive collection of wireless accessories that you should ensure your hearing professional fully explains as there is significant benefit to be gained.
In summary, the Naida S3 delivers a considerable amount of power with some advanced sound processing. True, it is not as sophisticated as either the S5 or S9 but it does have wireless connectivity and is the first level to offer a CRT variant as a product format choice.