Swiss hearing aid maker, Sonova, announced that it has licensed and deployed the CEVA RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP in the company’s latest iteration of its SWORD (Sonova Wireless One Radio Digital) hearing aid chip, dubbed SWORD™ 3.0.
The new SWORD™ 3.0 chip is the first and only hearing aid radio chip to fully support direct binaural streaming of audio content and phone calls from Bluetooth enabled devices. The technology can be found in the newly released Phonak Audeo Marvel hearing aids.
“We are delighted to formally announce our partnership with Sonova, for our RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP. It’s a testament to the quality of our Bluetooth technology for even the most stringent use cases and we look forward to continuing our work together as Bluetooth looks set to become the wireless standard of choice for hearing aids and other smart hearing devices.” —Aviv Malinovitch, VP and General Manager of Connectivity at CEVA
“Our latest generation SWORD™ chip reinforces our mission to continually introduce new and innovative technologies that greatly improve the user experience of hearing aids. The integration of CEVA’s advanced Bluetooth Dual Mode IP into our wireless chip enables us to bring low power stereo audio streaming and data connectivity to our hearing aids, giving our customers an unparalleled user experience,” said Marc Secall, Director Research & Development Wireless at Sonova.
For more information on CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth technology, readers can visit the company’s website here.