Hearing aids for children
Hearing aids and accessories for children
From an infant that was newly diagnosed to a tech savvy teenager, Phonak understands their desires for technology that not only provides optimal hearing, but is also fun to wear.
Meet Phonak Sky
Love at first sound… each and every day!
The latest family of hearing aids designed for kids. There is a Phonak Sky hearing aid for almost all hearing losses, communication needs and personalities.
Phonak Sky hearing aids have been designed with a child’s yearning for fun and exploration in mind. Our hearing aids are resistant to water, sweat and dust, making them the perfect activity companion.
Phonak Sky allows children to express their own personality by customizing their hearing aids, thanks to ability to choose colors for housings and ear hooks.
Phonak Sky Marvel combines the world’s first technological innovations and child-specific designs to support children of all ages. It enables children to build strong bonds by offering clear rich sound and access to more words and conversations every day. AutoSense Sky OS it the world’s first operating system built specifically for children and provides an optimal listening experience in situations like noisy classrooms and outdoor playgrounds. It connects to smartphones, Roger mics and more. Also available as a rechargeable model.
What parents need to know:
The diagnosis of your child suffering from a hearing loss may come as a huge shock. Early intervention is essential and with the appropriate treatment (hearing aid(s) and extensive speech therapy), your child may continue to develop.
The degree of hearing loss varies from mild (a child doesn’t hear as well as he/she should) to profound (the child does not hear anything at all).
From an infant that was newly diagnosed to a tech savvy teenager, Phonak understands that children want technology that is durable and fun to wear. The combination of Phonak hearing innovative technology, dedicated hearing care professionals and the close support of family, will provide the essential help required for children, with a hearing loss, to reach their potential.
When should you have your child’s hearing tested?
- All children, including newborn babies (within hours after birth) should undergo a hearing test
- Hearing tests should be performed on an annual basis to ensure there is no decline in your child’s ability to hear
- Early intervention is of the utmost importance to ensure that your child will develop normal speech and language skills, and reach his/her full potential
Statistics show that if a child with a hearing loss is fitted with the appropriate hearing aids before 6 months of age, he or she should be in a better position to continue developing speech, language and his/her full learning potential.
Infant (0 – 1 years) & Toddlers (1 – 5 years)
Providing auditory stimulation as early as possible is important for a child’s development. Children who are diagnosed with a hearing loss, benefit from early intervention. A professionally fitted hearing aid should be worn as much as possible and parents are advised to encourage from an early age.
Infants and toddlers usually wear Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids as they provide the best comfort, stability and safety for this age group.
Durability is critical as these hearing aids are subjected to a curious child who will gain more mobility and control as he or she grows. Choices for these younger children should consider your family dynamics. Making your child’s communication with your family as natural and easy as possible can be accomplished with a variety of Phonak paediatric solutions.
School-aged Children (6 – 12 years)
As children enter school, they become responsible for the information that is presented verbally in order to achieve success. For children that suffer from a hearing loss, professionally fitted hearing aids are the first step to accomplishing learning through communication.
School-aged children also start to assert independence and are exposed to more varied and challenging situations that require verbal communication. Your child’s hearing needs may mean that a combination of hearing aid features and accessories may be useful for both school and home. His or her listening devices should be easy to use and fun to wear. At Phonak, we have a portfolio of products that can do just this.
Teenagers (13 – 18 years)
Teenagers mature physically through the last stage of childhood with an increase in their social and communication needs. Your teen with a hearing loss may want to blend in with the crowd or they may assert themselves as unique through fashion or hair choices.
The Phonak portfolio of solutions for better hearing allow them to communicate well in even the most challenging communication situation with independence, finesse and style.