Dual-Radio System: Connectivity Reinvented

You already know we live in a wireless world, and the hearing healthcare landscape is no different. While our commitment to making Everyday Sounds Better for both our partners and their patients will never change, our products are constantly evolving with the times, so we can continue delivering the latest advances in hearing technologies. That’s why we’ve pioneered our latest family of hearing aids, Enchant. Enchant is not only our first Made for iPhone® hearing aid — but it is also our first hearing aid to be built on our revolutionary SoundDNA platform. As our most automatic, dynamic and flexible hearing technology to date, SoundDNA is packed with wireless capabilities including the multifaceted Dual-Radio System, which makes the wow of wireless even better. This new system employs two wireless protocols into one hearing instrument, so transmissions are fast and direct with low battery drain. The Dual-Radio System ensures every one of your patients stays connected and won’t ever miss a beat — but that’s just the beginning.

Let’s Get Technical.

We paired Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) that handles short distance ear-to-ear wireless transmission with 2.4 GHz long distance direct-to-hearing-aid wireless transmission to achieve a higher rate of information exchange, without an intermediary device. And with a direct line-of-sight connection, all interferences can be easily avoided. But we wouldn’t be living our mission of enriching the sounds of everyday life if we didn’t go that extra mile for you and your patients. To ensure Enchant hearing aids fit seamlessly into your patients’ lifestyles, our 2.4 GHz wireless technology connects Enchant to many Bluetooth®-compatible devices. That means your patients can pair Enchant directly to their iPhone or AndroidTM smartphones and tablets.

So, what are the benefits?

Our new NFMI protocol is incredibly power-efficient, so the Dual-Radio System transmission does not consume significant battery life. Given the speed of this advanced transmission rate, sound quality is never neglected. Instead, sound quality is significantly improved. And, our 2.4 GHz wireless technology is not limited in its scope of transmissions. In fact, it utilizes three different protocols to exchange data, sound and the two combined. These protocols include Standard Bluetooth Low Energy, Apple Bluetooth Low Energy alongside 2.4 GHz proprietary short and long-distance protocols. But the best part is, these protocols do not require an ‘in-between’ intermediary device, allowing listeners to stream phone calls, videos and music directly to Enchant from their iPhone, iPad® or iPod touch®.*

Are there any other perks?

The Enchant family of hearing aids offers flexible wireless connectivity paired with optional accessories that enrich the overall experience. The Sonic SoundLink 2 App truly puts users in control. This app allows Enchant wearers to control wireless operations like volume and program changes from their iPhone, iPad or Android devices. And it also features a convenient ‘Find My Hearing Aid’ function — because we believe lost hearing aids should remain a thing of the past. The SoundLink 2 App is available for free on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

We also made television a completely new experience by streaming cinematic stereo sounds directly to Enchant hearing aids via the TV-A Adapter. The TV-A Adapter is an optional device that connects your patients’ hearing aids via Bluetooth directly to their televisions for Dolby® Digital and digital stereo sound.

And for those patients without a smartphone or tablet who still crave the convenience and discretion of remote volume and program changes, we’ve created the RC-A Remote Control. Small and discreet, this optional remote control is easy to use and conveniently fits in a pocket or a purse.

With any Sonic hearing aid, you can make Everyday Sounds Better for your patients. But with Enchant hearing aids, you can also make Everyday Moments Magical. If you’d like to learn more about the full range of wireless capabilities or other benefits of the Dual-Radio System (and earn some CEU credits throughout the process), be sure to visit Audiology Online to stream our on-demand Dual-Radio System webinar! And if you’d like to offer your patients a full-range of innovative hearing instruments, be sure you contact us today. Whether it’s by phone, in person, or via email — at Sonic, we are dedicated to exceptional customer service, because the success of our partners and their patients is what drives us every single day.

 

Sonic Enchant and SoundLink 2 App are compatible with iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th Generation), iPad miini4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th and 6th generation).  Devices must be running iOS 9.3 or later. The app also supports Apple Watch. When downloading the SoundLink 2 App on iPad, search for iPhone apps on the App Store. SoundLink 2 App is compatible with devices powered by Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow or above. For information on compatibility, please visit www.sonici.global/compatibility.

*Note that direct audio streaming is currently supported for iPhone only.

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