Exélia micro offers the full life experience –
more than you would ever expect from a micro!
expands the new paradigm in hearing excellence
with the introduction of the Exélia micro.
Exélia, a unique combination of cutting-edge
technology, audiological expertise and wireless
connectivity, delivers unprecedented hearing
performance and user interaction together with
easy access to modern communication and
Naída SuperPower: the high-performance solution -
now available for all degrees of significant hearing
launch of Naída SuperPower neatly rounds off the
Phonak power offering. These new, smaller models
extend the unique benefits of the Naída
high-performance solution to individuals with
moderately-severe to severe hearing loss. With
the new iView, a sophisticated system status
monitor, Naída SuperPower is also the perfect
solution for children.
Audéo III: completing the PCA family
rollout of the Audéo Personal Communication
Assistant (PCA) from Phonak in 2007 was a
watershed in the history of hearing devices.
Now, with the launch of Audéo III in the economy
class, the PCA range offers a device for any
Audéo – Personal Communication Assistant
Personal Communication Assistant is a
break-through for living life to the fullest – a
perfect balance of state-of-the-art technology
and cutting-edge design. Stylish, discreet and
packed with leading technology, Audéo offers a
new generation of clients the performance they
demand in a look they will embrace.
Una – The 1st in its class
Phonak’s newcomer in the entry-level class of
hearing instruments offering excellent sound
quality at an affordable price.
Una feels comfortable right from the start
and ensures an immediate user acceptance.
SaviaArt – The masterpiece of hearing performance
you choose a high-end hearing system make sure
it is Savia Art. Savia Art is the high-end
hearing system with the most innovative
solutions designed to improve your quality of
In October, the Phonak Group acquires a controlling
interest in CAS Produtos Médicos, the current market
leader for wholesale and retail of hearing instruments
in Brazil. In March, the High-tech hearing system Savia
with Digital Bionics is launched at the European Space
Agency. The event included an appearance by Buzz Aldrin,
second man on the moon and an enthusiastic Savia user.
Savia wins the 2005 Medical Design Excellence Awards
competition. Phonak additionally introduces miniValeo,
microSavia and eXtra.
Savia – The greatest revolution since the
introduction of digital technology
is the first hearing system to implement the
unique capabilities of biological systems using
state of the art digital technology – we call it
Digital Bionics. Savia is packed with an
impressive list of revolutionary bionic
solutions like SoundNavigation, Real Ear Sound
and digital SurroundZoom, all inspired by
Nature’s wisdom. Savia state-of-the-art digital
technology allows natural, effortless hearing.
SoundPilot2 and KeyPilot2 – The elegant remote
are the new remote controls in palladium/black
design for all remote-controllable Savia,
Perseo, Claro and Supero hearing systems.
CROSLink – Designed for superb hearing from all
wireless technology of CROSLink enables
significantly improved communication when one
ear is unaidable. It satisfies CROS needs when
the other ear is normal, or BiCROS needs when
the better ear is impaired.
iLink – Hearing performance with integrated FM
iLink is a communication device which combines the
best features of a hearing instrument and of FM: the
best of both worlds.
miniValeo – minimized to perfection
miniValeo, with a size 10 battery, has all the
wonderful benefits and flexibility of the Valeo
product line. Hearing care professionals can now
offer the best sound solution in an extremely
attractive miniature design.
Perseo Open – meeting the challenge
Perseo Open with OpenSound technology and the BTE
Fit’nGo Kit addresses occlusion issues and delivers the
optimal Perseo sound quality, excellent performance and
SmartLink SX – The new benchmark in wireless
SmartLink is the first communication device to
incorporate three solutions in one instrument
– Advanced FM features
– Hearing instrument remote control
– Bluetooth link for mobile phone use
PowerMAXX – The power to hear well
PowerMAXX, Phonak has succeeded in integrating
maximum digital gain and output into a
miniaturized housing. PowerMAXX features
BassBoost, a unique automatic low frequency
EduLink – The Link to Learn
EduLink is a miniaturized FM system that Phonak
has developed especially in the context of
specific performance deficits (e.g. Auditory
Valeo with 3x3 SoundSelect – The freedom to design
the best sound solution
Phonak launches Valeo, the new digital product line
in the mid-level segment.
Valeo with 3x3 SoundSelect brings unprecedented
flexibility. It offers almost limitless setting
configurations, and the vast product range ensures the
right system is available for every wearer and hearing
Opening of a distribution company in Japan, as well
as a new manufacturing facility in China. Perseo with
PersonalLogic, the new flagship line of Phonak Hearing
Systems is introduced, followed by MAAX, Phonak’s first
digital offering in the economy class.
Perseo – personalized hearing with PersonalLogic
is the first hearing system with customized
automatic operation, as opposed to operation
based on factory set, unchangeable rules. Perseo
responds intelligently to the situation-specific
hearing preferences of all wearers enabling them
to appreciate sound their way.
MAXX – The right to hear well
MAXX is the digital line designed for maximum value
without compromising sound quality. MAXX features signal
processing that assures the correct loudness and
listening comfort in every situation. Its additional
user benefit features make it an ideal solution for
WatchPilot2 – the new WatchPilot
new discreet and convenient models of the
WatchPilot remote control are available as
options for all remote-controllable Savia,
Perseo, Claro and Supero systems.
MLxS – The breakthrough in miniaturized
The digital frequency synthesizer is the heart of the
revolutionary multi-frequency MLxS. This technology
breakthrough, the result of years of meticulous
development work, offers totally new communication
CEO Peter Pfluger leaves Phonak. New CEO Dr. Valentin
Chapero Rueda joins the company on October 1, 2002.
Supero - Designed for Power
is the only digital product line specifically
designed to meet the needs of people with a
severe to profound hearing loss.
In the development stage of the power Supero
line, Phonak designed a special housing, a
dedicated microchip and a unique package of
solutions to enable communication even in
difficult listening situations. The result is a
product line dedicated to audibility, comfort
Particularly with children in mind, Phonak developed
RECDdirect, a groundbreaking technology that provides
instant access to Real-Ear-to-Coupler Difference (RECD)
measurements with Supero. RECD measurements are widely
recognized as the key to safe and accurate fittings.
Discrete and robust, a mini KeyPilot remote
control is available for use with Supero.
Aero - Easy listening
Unrivalled value makes Aero unique. Sophisticated
digital technology and a full range of user convenience
features offer benefits for all lifestyles.
TelCom – For combined television and telephone
is the first stationary FM transmitter for
combined use with television (also radio,
personal computer, CD-player) and telephone.
Although the television can be heard loud and
clear, the telephone ringing signal can be heard
simultaneously . When the telephone is picked
up, TelCom automatically switches from the
television to the voice on the telephone.
Campus S – Top marks in FM Communication
Campus S is a state-of-the-art FM transmitter
specially developed for use in schools,
universities, and speech therapy. Thanks to its
advanced synthesizer technology, Campus S is
extremely flexible when it comes to
Peter Pfluger takes the place of Andreas Rihs as CEO
of the Phonak Group.
Claro dAZ FM
Claro dAZ FM is the world’s first digital hearing
computer with design integrated FM receiver. The two
most advanced systems for signal processing and FM
signal reception now form a perfect combination of
function and design. The result is optimized speech
understanding in all adverse conditions involving
distance, reverberation and noise.
WatchPilot – The remote control on the wrist
The first remote control integrated into a
wristwatch, is unique in both design and convenience.
Discreet and comfortable, it is always at hand to
control all functions with push-button ease. This is
high tech elegance in a variety of attractive styles.
The remote control WatchPilot opens new perspectives in
hearing instrument control.
SoundPilot – The handy Claro remote control
Provides easy and discrete access to all programs, FM
functions and volume control.
Presentation and market launch of the revolutionary,
fully digital Claro hearing computer system.
MicroLink MLx – The open platform for Phonak and
The first self-contained receiver with a standard
interface enabling connection to all Phonak instruments
and most other behind-the-ear hearing instruments.
Claro – Digital Perception Processing
first high-tech digital hearing system that
analyses and responds to sound in the same way
as the human ear. With advanced noise control
features and clear comfortable sound quality,
Claro takes digital hearing computers into the
PowerZoom P4 AZ
The first digitally programmable power hearing
computer with Phonak's unique Audio-Zoom technology.
Combines maximum gain with excellent sound quality. Case
colors range from discreet to cheerful. PowerZoom
functions can be controlled discretely with the elegant
DHC-4 SlimLine remote control. Also compatible with
Digital Handy Control DHC-4 Slim Line can be
used for a discreet operation of digitally
programmable hearing instruments (Sona P2,
MicroZoom, Piconet2 P2 AZ, SonoForte2 P3 AZ,
PowerZoom P4 AZ).
Opening of the new Technology Center in Stäfa.
Beda Diethelm, technical director (COO) and co-founder
of the company, withdraws from operational activities.
He is succeeded by Peter Pfluger.
This high-gain hearing instrument is the first
programmable instrument specifically for children,
designed to fit small ears. NovoForte features include a
choice of signal processing. Flexibility and many other
special features help ensure optimal fittings.
The Digital Handy Control DHC-3 is used with
NovoForte digitally programmable hearing instruments.
MicroLink - Radio signals direct to the ear
The world's smallest radio receiver fits neatly into
an audio shoe and is compatible with any Phonak BTE.
Wires and cords are replaced by high-tech.
Acquisition of Phonak Stephensen in Norway.
PiCS Mark 2 – Hearing Computers with Multi Dynamic
Compression Control and DHC-2 remote control
Non-linear and linear amplification strategies are
combined in one hearing computer with multiple listening
programmes. The DHC-2 remote control enables a
discreet and detailed operation of the devices with the
possibility to operate the left and right hearing
instrument individually or both simultaneously.
PiCS hearing computers with AudioZoom become
established in the global markets.
For the first time, Phonak Group sales exceed CHF 100
Going public (November 1994); approximately 20% of the
shares are made available to the public.
MicroVox - FM for a high-tech generation
Phonak's first FM system, at this time the smallest
of its kind in the world. Compact and light, MicroVox
transmits signals with guaranteed acoustic transparency.
Highly successful worldwide launch of PiCS hearing
computers. Founding of Phonak Communications in Murten
for the expansion of activities in the field of cordless
PiCS Hearing Computer - Digitally programmable
hearing computers with remote control
Combined with AudioZoom, the system guarantees an
optimal signal-to-noise ratio where FM systems would be
impractical (e.g. playgrounds). PiCS Hearing Computer
can be operated with the Digital Handy Control DHC-1.
Founding of a Phonak distribution company in the USA.
Move into new premises ("Phonak House") in Stäfa.
PicoForte - High-gain instruments
Black-box and thin-film technologies facilitate
the development of the smallest high-gain
instrument ever, anatomically designed to fit
International recognition; Phonak wins a
public tender from the Australian government (NAL) with
its second generation of SuperFront instruments.
Following the death of Ernst Rihs, his shares are
taken over by his two sons. Beda Diethelm becomes a
shareholder with equal rights.
Technology provides extended gain in the low
frequencies while maintaining gain in the high
frequencies. A characteristic of all future
low-frequency-emphasis, high-gain instruments from
Founding of the first foreign distribution companies
in Germany and France.
SuperFront PP-C - Phonak establishes its
international reputation for children's solutions
First generation SuperFront, a very successful,
high-gain BTE instrument. A new type of audio input is
also introduced, which produces a stable frequency
response curve and provides optimum support for
Color cocktail – Farewell to the prosthesis
The world’s first hearing instruments in a choice of
Cooperation with Phonic Ear, manufacturers of FM
Radio signals overcome distance, noise and
FM systems used with hearing instruments bring about
a revolution in schools, institutes of further education
and in the workplace.
Phonette - Integrated circuits vastly increase
component density on chips
More electronics packed into smaller cases. To be
more precise, active filter technology is coupled with
Acquisition of all shares by Ernst Rihs. Beda
Diethelm enters the company, followed by Andreas Rihs
and some years later by Hans-Ueli Rihs. A new business
Founding of "AG für Elektroakustik" with its head
office in Zurich by a Franco-Belgian group of investors.