A Guide to Understanding Phonak Hearing Aid Alert Sounds

Phonak hearing aids are equipped with various alert sounds to inform users of different functions and features. Let’s take a closer look at the different types of alert sounds that Phonak hearing aids emit. This is the same for the newest Phonak Lumity models as well as older generations.

Battery Low Alert

(Long beep, Long beep)

The battery low alert is a sound that indicates that the battery life of the hearing aid is running low and needs to be replaced. This sound is usually a repeated beep that becomes more frequent as the battery drains.

Volume Control

(One short beep every time you hit the volume control button, double short beep if you are at the highest, lowest, or mid-level setting)

The volume alert just allows you to know that something changed in the hearing aid. The double beep is there to allow you to know where in the range you are at.

Program Change

Melody = Autosense OS (hearing aid in autopilot mode)

1 long beep = Manual program 1.

2 long beeps = Manual program 2

3 long beeps = Manual program 3

Mute Alert

(Long beep)

The mute alert is a sound that indicates when the hearing aid is in mute mode. In this mode, the hearing aid mutes incoming sounds, allowing the user to focus on their surroundings without being distracted by background noise.

Power On Alert

(5 Beep Melody)

The power on alert is a sound that indicates when the hearing aid is turned on. This alert helps the user keep track of the power status of their hearing aid and ensures that it is turned on when needed.

Power OFF Alert (rechargeable hearing aid only)

(3 Long beeps)

This alert confirms to the user that the aid has shut off.

Connection Alert

(3 beeps falling in pitch)

This alert is played when the hearing aid is separated from the opposite hearing aid that it is connected to. Helps you to know if one hearing aid has fallen out of your ear.

If you are getting an unknown alert

If you are getting an unknown alert, it is likely from having your phone connected to Bluetooth. Reach out to your audiologist if there is an alert that you do not like. Your audiologist is able to turn off any alert. You can also turn off alerts on your own if your hearing aids are paired with the MyPhonak app.

In conclusion, Phonak hearing aids emit different alert sounds to inform the user of various functions and features. Understanding these alert sounds is crucial for ensuring that the hearing aid is functioning optimally and providing the best possible sound quality.

Jonathan Javid Au.D.

Jonathan Javid Au.D., a seasoned audiologist with an extensive background in the field of audiology. With over 11 years of invaluable clinical experience, Jonathan has dedicated his career to helping individuals enhance their hearing and improve their quality of life.

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