When and why should I consider a Link M hearing aid for my patient over any other Phonak or non-Phonak hearing aid?
Since 2007, Phonak Naída™ has become synonymous with power, durability and features designed to meet the challenges of individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Phonak pediatric solutions also have a rich history, and since the Phonak Quest™ platform, we have dedicated the Phonak Sky™ portfolio to our littlest ears.
Now we are pleased to offer the Naída Link M and the Sky Link M. Link M is a super power BTE that has the ability to be paired to a compatible cochlear implant sound processor from sister brand, Advanced Bionics. Patients can enjoy a state-of-the-art hearing aid in monaural or binaural configuration, and if along the hearing journey a cochlear implant becomes necessary, the Naída Link M and Sky Link M can be used in a bimodal configuration.
As a standalone hearing instrument, the multifunctional Naída Link M and Sky Link M offer your patients all of the benefits of Phonak Marvel™ technology: powerful, rich sound, hands-free phone calls streamed directly from Android™ or iOS®, universal Bluetooth® connectivity, the myPhonak app with Remote Support and Remote Control, and AirStream™ for use with the TV Connector, a simple plug-and-play TV solution. Plus, there’s RogerDirect™, which allows Roger™ technology to stream directly to Marvel hearing aids without having to attach an external receiver.
When a hearing aid in each ear is not enough, a cochlear implant may be recommended. If a patient chooses to proceed down this path, he or she can continue to use the Link M on one ear and a cochlear implant on the other. Phonak Link M works in unison with the Marvel cochlear implant sound processor from Advanced Bionics. When configured as a bimodal system, the processor and the Link M are wirelessly connected and can communicate with each other in a coordinated, dynamic manner to align signal processing via the Adaptive Phonak Digital Bimodal fitting formula and binaural features, such as Binaural VoiceStream Technology, AutoSense OS™ (and AutoSense Sky OS) and QuickSync.
Hearing care providers are terrific at supporting their patients throughout their evolving hearing journey, and Link M is the perfect solution to provide a continuum of care. At Phonak, we believe that a person’s overall well-being is critically linked to one’s ability to hear well across multiple dimensions including socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. When you choose a Naída or Sky product, you choose a solution steeped in rich history and thoughtfully engineered to allow your patients to thrive and enjoy a world where “life is on.”
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