Written by Paul Harrison
In 2013 Phonak launched their new range of power hearing aids to help people with a more severe hearing loss.These are called the Naida Q. The ‘Q’ stands for Quest and is Phonaks new sound processing chip technology which has allowed them to add a range of new Binaural VoiceStream features. Some retailers are now advertising special offers such as 2 for 1 on the Naida S which is the previous power range but this has now been superseded by the Naida Q range.
It is available in three different styles which come in a range of both traditional and bold colours.
The Naida Q is available in four different technology levels
Premium - Q90 (Replaced Naida S9)
Advanced - Q70 (Replaced Naida S5)
Standard - Q50 (Replaced Naida S3)
Essential - Q30 (Replaced Naida S1)
As well as giving you that extra boost of power, the Naida Q range has many excellent features and with Phonak’s new Quest technology there are some new ones including Binaural VoiceStream. This means that your hearing aids can now communicate with each other and work together to further improve your listening experience.
The Speech in Wind and Auto SteroZoom features are only available on the Naida Q90
Other features include
The Naida Q hearing aids are fully compatible with Phonak’s range of wireless accessories.
In conclusion, the Phonak Naida Q offers excellent technology with an extra power boost for those with a more severe hearing loss. It is available in four technology levels and has a choice of styles and colours to suit your individual preference. The Naida Q range is also fully wireless compatible. If you are interested in this technology but do not need a power hearing aid then you may want to try the BTE (Behind the Ear) range known as Bolero Q, the ITE (In The Ear) range known as Virto Q or the RIC (Receiver In Canal) range called Audeo Q.
Price for one - £1150 | Price for a pair - £1895
New technology back in 2013. It had a good range of features and an extra power boost for those with a more severe hearing loss
Price for one - £895 | Price for a pair - £1495
The Naida Q50 has replaced the previous Naida S3 model.