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Swiss Hearing Aid Brilliance

Phonak is a Swiss hearing aid manufacturer whose history can be traced back to the foundation of the “AG für Elektroakustik” with corporate headquarters in Zurich by a French-Belgian group of investors. Their driving force is their commitment to understanding the challenges faced by people who live with hearing loss, and to improving the quality of their lives. They measure their success by the positive impact that their technologies have on the ability to communicate and enjoy life’s rich sound-scape.

With their recently introduced Audeo Belong or B Series hearing aid families they have updated their range to the pinnacle of performance. Building strongly on their already well regarded technologies they have delivered exceptional new devices. Combined with their existing reputation for quality and reliability the Virto V series ensures that they continue to be seen as one of the best in the industry. For this reason and many others we use Phonak hearing aids as part of our product offering.

Pioneering Adult And paediatric Hearing Aid Manufacturer

Phonak is renowned for pioneering innovative solutions for both adults and children who suffer from hearing loss. Those solutions go far beyond just hearing aids and include wireless accessory systems and FM systems. Phonak are viewed as one of the premium manufacturers delivering strong innovation and design.

Their Focus

Phonak’s stated goal is to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss. They focus on being an innovative force in hearing acoustics who strive to overcome technological limitations With creative solutions. So that all people are able to hear, understand and fully enjoy life's rich landscapes of sound.

Phonak believes that  innovative solutions in the field of hearing are the only way to create hearing aids for all kinds of hearing loss, all lifestyles, ages or budgets. That great variety of  innovations will offer a suitable hearing aid for all individuals.

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The Newest and The Best Invisible Hearing Aids From Phonak

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Virto B-Titanium Invisible Hearing Aids

As part of a raft of introductions Phonak announced that they were introducing a new Virto hearing aid type as part of their Virto Belong range. The device is quite groundbreaking, it is the first hearing aid device to use medical grade titanium to form the custom shell. While this alone is innovative, they have used the properties of the metal to ensure that they can offer discreet custom hearing aids to more people than ever. 

Virto B-Titanium

A Titanium Shell

The named the hearing aid as the Virto B-Titanium and said it will be the most discreet in ear device they have ever made. It is a fascinating device that uses titanium for the shell instead of the usual hard acrylic. This is the first time that titanium has been used in the manufacture of a custom hearing aid.

Super discreet

Virto B-Titanium is the smallest Phonak in-the-ear hearing aid ever! It is for all intent and purpose an invisible hearing aid device. 

Half as Thin

Using titanium allows for a shell that’s half as thin as traditional custom shells. This will result in a deep, comfortable fit. Phonak say that the overall size is reduced significantly, thus increasing invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) fit rate by 64%. That simply means that more people than ever will be physically suitable for their latest invisible hearing aid. 

Three Levels of Receiver

The device comes available with three levels of receiver which allows it to cover even more hearing losses than ever before. Because of the use of Titanium, it also allows for bigger vents in their hearing aids which means less occlussion problems for people with good low frequency hearing.

Fitting levels of Phonak Titanium

Fully automatic

Virto B-Titanium features AutoSense OS™. It adapts to every sound environment automatically for excellent hearing performance everywhere. There will be no need to manually adjust the hearing aids. Although, they can come with an optional push button for just that. 

Technology Levels

The Virto B-Titanium will only be available in the 90 and the 70 levels of technology. 

Will Fit More People Than Ever

The material is exceptionally strong, which allows Phonak to make the shell much thinner than ever before with even more strength. This combined with new component design allows them to deliver an invisible hearing device that they say will fit 68% more ears. 

The deep position in the ear canal of the device will allow the hearing aid to use the natural shape of the ear to funnel sound to the microphone. This strategy has always proved to deliver excellent directional hearing.

Who will the Virto Belong-Titanium be suitable for?

While invisible hearing aids can be a bit hit and miss for suitability, Phonak say that their new designs and materials will in fact make the hearing aids suitable for more people than ever. While that will most definitely be the case, there will still be some limitations on ability to fit. I would imagine if the bends in the ear canal are too tight, it will preclude this device from being suitable.

Other contra indications are the same as every other invisible hearing aid such as excessive waxy ear canals, history of mid ear infections or perforated eardrums. If you face these issues, this will not be the product for you. In these cases other discreet hearing aids may be more advisable to consider.

Phonak

Bolero Belong Hearing Devices

With the launch of the new Bolero Belong platform of BTE hearing aids, Phonak have launched the anticipated lithium-ion rechargeable BTE, the Bolero B-PR. It is the first Lithium-ion rechargeable BTE to the market and the first rechargeable BTE for Phonak. They say that ithe battery pack will deliver 24 hours of hearing with one simple charge (expected results when fully charged, and up to 80 minutes wireless streaming time) which is in line with the performance of the Audeo B-R.

Phonak Bolero Belong P-R Rechargeable behind the ear hearing aid

The P hearing aid style is quite a powerful aid and can be expected to be fitted to people with severe hearing loss. The device has a programme button, volume control and a telecoil onboard. The amplification output of this aid demands a lot of power, so Phonak must be very confident with the battery technology.

In line with the Audeo Belong, the range will run on the new improved AutoSense OS and will come in the usual four levels of technology. However, the new rechargeable option will not be available in the lowest level of technology.

The Bolero Range

Bolero Belong MPhonak Bolero B-M

The B-M model is the smallest of the range, a micro BTE powered with a 312 battery it will cover Moderate to Severe hearing losses. The device comes with a programme button and has an onboard telecoil.

The device can be fitted with a thin tube fitting or a traditional tube and mould configuration. The device will be available in the four levels of technology, the 90, the 70, the 50 and the 30.

Bolero Belong PPhonak Bolero B-P

The B-P model is slightly larger, it is powered by a 13 battery cell and comes with a programme button, volume control, telecoil and will cover up to severe hearing losses.

The device can be fitted with a thin tube fitting or a traditional tube and mould configuration. The device will be available in the four levels of technology, the 90, the 70, the 50 and the 30.

Bolero B-SP

The B-SP is the largest model, again it is powered by a 13 battery and comes with a programme button, volume control and telecoil. The device will cover severe to profound hearing losses.

The device can be fitted with a thin tube fitting or a traditional tube and mould configuration. The device will be available in the four levels of technology, the 90, the 70, the 50 and the 30.

 

Bolero B-PR

Bolero Belong PR

The B-PR is the rechargeable model which runs on a sealed and integrated lithium-ion powerpack. The device is similar in size to the Bolero B-SP. It also has a programme button, volume control and telecoil. The device can be fitted with a thin tube fitting or a traditional tube and mould configuration. It will cover moderate to severe hearing losses and it will be available in the 90, the 70 and the 50 levels of technology only.

What are the key features of the Bolero P-R

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion power cell
  • 24 hours continuous use with up to 5 hours streaming
  • Easy charging
  • Unique OneShell design
  • Probably only available in the 90, 70 and 50 level of tech

The Audeo Belong Hearing Devices?

Audeo BelongThe Audeo Belong hearing device range is the first Phonak hearing device range with a rechargeable option. This in itself is quite an amazing innovation and a new direction for them. However there is much more that is new in this range than just that, the Belong comes with an upgraded operating system, the latest version of Phonak's SoundRecover2 and new microphones and programme buttons.

The range uses the existing Venture chipset and is available in four technology levels, the 90, the 70, the 50 and the 30, although the rechargeable option is not available in the 30 level of technology, perhaps in the next platform. That is a pity because the rechargeable hearing devices are proving amazingly popular.  

The Phonak Audeo Belong

 

   

Phonak Audéo B hearing aids were created to simplify your life and make hearing effortless. What makes Audéo B so special is its unique operating system called AutoSense OS. It senses your surroundings and adjusts your hearing aids every step of the way. All you have to do is turn them on and the rest is automatic. And with the rechargeable Audéo B-R, you can now enjoy 24 hours* of hearing with one simple charge.

The fashion and fun colors make sure that you can show them off, if that is more your style. Phonak have ensured that they have something to suit every style. The hearing devices deliver fantastic support in even the most challenging listening situations, as you would expect from such a quality hearing aid manufacturer. they really are a complete package, great sound quality and a discreet, modern design. The Audeo B delivers

  • a great choice of styles at different price levels
  • An option to help manage tinnitus
  • And so small that it virtually disappears behind the ear
  • And a Lithium Ion rechargeable option

Technology Levels

The newest Receiver in Canal (RIC) hearing aid range from Phonak comes in four technology levels that cover all lifestyles and budgets:

  • Phonak Audeo B-90 - Premium: a vast array of advanced features. 20 frequency channels.
  • Phonak Audeo B-70 - Advanced: but less automatics and speech focus than above. 16 frequency channels.
  • Phonak Audeo B-50 - Standard: a popular choice for the slightly less needy. 12 frequency channels.
  • Phonak Audeo B-30 - Essential: some excellent albeit more basic features. 8 frequency channels.

New Autosense System

The operating system in the Belong range is an updated version of Phonak's Autosense OS. They have improved the system with new settings that manage how the system works. Phonak's continued research on AutoSense OS gave them the opportunity to make it even better. 

They have tweaked the operating system, changing how the hearing aids respond to changes in the sound environment. They say that these changes deliver even better speech intelligibility across the different settings. 

The Phonak Audeo Belong Range
Audeo Belong Range

SoundRecover2

SoundRecover2 is Phonak's latest version of their frequency compression strategy. It is feature that moves high frequency sounds in speech into lower areas of hearing. It is exceptionally useful for people who have little or no hearing in their high frequency range. The feature works only when needed, for instance if a sound is in an area of hearing where you simply could not hear it. 

In cases like this normal amplification will simply not work well, SoundRecover2 moves the sound to an area where the is usable hearing, which will allow you to hear the sound information you need to understand speech. The new and updated version was first introduced in the new Naida Venture and there has been excellent reports about it from users. 

Hardware changes

The Audeo Belong has a new style of button which is more functional and a new microphone system. While the button change is designed to make the aids easier to use, the microphone change is probably the most important. The new microphone system is designed to make the devices sound better in both noise and quiet. Most hearing aids suffer from something that is called circuit noise, it is a low volume sound that is often described by users as a hiss. 

More often than not circuit noise is caused by the function of the microphones in the aids. The noise is never very loud but if you have good low frequency hearing you will hear it. The new microphone system almost eliminates this noise, the feedback from users is that they are the quietest hearing aids they have ever worn. So quiet that they can almost forget they are on. 

The Phonak Audeo Belong Hearing Aid Range

The range itself is a relatively typical full line Audeo offering, so that is a full range of Receiver in Canal devices. Let's take a look:

Audeo B-10

Very small RIC device using a size 10 battery, it is quite discreet and can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. It doesn't have a telecoil although as always it is a wireless device. It has a button but no volume control. 

Audeo B-312

Again a very small RIC device, however, it uses a size 312 battery, it is still very discreet and can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. Like the 10, it doesn't have a telecoil although as always it is a wireless device. It has a button but no volume control. 

Audeo B-312T

Slightly bigger than the 312, it is still a small and discrete device RIC which uses a size 312 battery, it can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. Un-like the 10 and the 312, it has a telecoil as well as being a wireless device. It has a button but no volume control

Audeo B-13

The largest of the Audeo B RIC range, it runs on a size 13 battery and can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. The 13 comes fully loaded with both a telecoil, programme button and a volume control as well as being a wireless device.

Audeo B-R

The RIC device that all the hype has been about, a rechargeable hearing device running on Lithium-ion power. A solid 24 hours of use  from one three hour charge. It can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses down to profound. It is also a wireless device with a programme button but no volume control or telecoil. 

Audeo rechargeable hearing aids

 

Audeo B-R Rechargeable

Phonak Audeo B-R rechargeable hearing aids are the first to feature a specifically designed built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery that provides 24 hours* of hearing with one simple charge. With 40% more power than conventional rechargeable batteries, lithium-ion is reliable and capable of supporting the superior technology and performance of Phonak rechargeable hearing aids. Now you can enjoy the freedom and confidence of knowing that your Phonak rechargeable hearing aids are conveniently charged and ready to take you through long days... and nights, if necessary. 

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The Phonak Virto V Custom Hearing Aids

Phonak Virto V hearing aids in ScotlandDesigned for you

Individually crafted to fit perfectly into your ear canal, while providing ultimate comfort and meeting your everyday needs

Personalized performance

Adapts automatically and seamlessly to provide the best hearing performance in every listening situation

The best kept secret

Discreet and more compact than any other hearing aid in its class, you won’t even realize that you’re wearing hearing aids, nor will anyone else

More music enjoyment

Tested by expert listeners, Venture hearing aids come out top for music

The newest custom hearing aid range from Phonak. The Phonak Virto V Custom Product family is designed with you in mind. Individually crafted and tailored to your hearing needs, Virto V automatically adapts to your specific listening situation and allows you to better understand speech. Designed to fit perfectly into your ear canal for ultimate comfort, there is no other hearing aid this small, capable of this much performance.

Technology Levels

The newest custom hearing aid range from Phonak comes in four technology levels that cover all lifestyles and budgets:

  • Phonak Virto V-90 - Premium: a vast array of advanced features. 20 frequency channels. 
  • Phonak Virto V-70 - Advanced: but less automatics and speech focus than above. 16 frequency channels.
  • Phonak Virto V-50 - Standard: a popular choice for the slightly less needy. 12 frequency channels.
  • Phonak Virto V-30 - Essential: some excellent albeit more basic features. 8 frequency channels.

 

 

The New Bolero V Hearing Aid Range

Bolero V hearing aids from PhonakPhonak has just released the new Bolero V digital hearing aids. They feature Phonak's latest high-performance technology and are designed to provide you a seamless listening experience across all of the sounscapes you enjoy. As is usual with Phonak, they deliver all of this in an aesthetically appealing and robust design. The Bolero V is a traditional Behind The Ear type hearing device family. So what have they got to offer;

  • Newly designed models at different performance levels
  • Water resistant and dust tight
  • Connects to the entire Phonak Wireless Communication Portfolio

Styles and Colours

Designed to suit you

Phonak Bolero V is designed to suit your individual style and preferences. It comes in a choice of 11 colours, so you can match your personality, hair or skin with either vibrant or subtle tones. They can be worn with traditional tubing and moulds or they can be worn with thin tube and domes, whichever suits your hearing loss.  

Bolero V Family

Technology Levels

The newest Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aid range from Phonak comes in four technology levels that cover all lifestyles and budgets:

  • Phonak Bolero V-90 - Premium: a vast array of advanced features. 20 frequency channels.
  • Phonak Bolero V-70 - Advanced: but less automatics and speech focus than above. 16 frequency channels.
  • Phonak Bolero V-50 - Standard: a popular choice for the slightly less needy. 12 frequency channels.
  • Phonak Bolero V-30 - Essential: some excellent albeit more basic features. 8 frequency channels.

Programs, Features & Benefits Of The V Platform

Phonak Virto, Bolero V and Audeo V ranges cover a broad range of hearing levels from moderate to profound, and can be adapted to your needs over time. There is a tinnitus option available in all styles and at all price levels. We can help you choose an optimal solution. lets look at a quick run down of what is available in the new range. 

AutoSense OS

Phonak autosense iconAn outstanding automatic feature that seamlessly alters your hearing aids to your changing listening environment. AutoSense OS accurately captures the precise listening environment you are in, changing when it needs to, to provide you with a comfortable, seamless listening experience throughout your day.

Speech in Loud Noise

Phonak speech in loud noise iconThe feature helps you focus in on the single voice you want to hear from a noisy crowd. When noise reaches a level that makes understanding one person in a crowd difficult, StereoZoom, Phonak's excellent microphone management system is automatically activated, allowing you to focus on the voice you want to hear and ignore the noise you don't.

Speech in 360°

Phonak speech in 360 iconUnderstand speech from any direction. The Speech in 360 feature automatically selects the direction of speech and sends this speech signal from one hearing aid to the other, improving clarity and speech intelligibility without the need for you to face the speaker.

Speech in Wind

Phonak speech in wind iconEnjoy conversations even on a windy day. When wearing hearing aids wind noise can interfere with your speech understanding and listening comfort. The Speech in Wind feature enhances your ability to understand speech well, even when the wind is blowing.

All of the Venture platform aids are multi Programme aid and the programmes include;

Automatic Programmes

  • Comfort in Echo, which reduces the noise of echo making it easier to hear speech.
  • Speech in Car, which makes it easier to follow conversations when you can’t take your eyes off the road.
  • Speech in Loud Noise, reduces the effect of loud noise making it easier to understand speech.
  • Music, giving you better clarity when listening to your favourite music.
  • Comfort in Noise, reduces loud noise to make your hearing more comfortable.
  • Speech in Noise, focuses your hearing to the front, reducing noise behind you.
  • Calm Situation, adjusts your hearing aids for comfort and better hearing in quiet environments and one to one conversations.

Manual Programmes

Speech in Wind

When you are outside, the sound of the wind can drown out all conversation. This programme works out which hearing aid is getting the better speech signal and using the Binaural VoiceStream Technology sends the speech to both hearing aids. This improves speech clarity and also reduces the effect of wind noise.

Acoustic Phone

This programme is designed to make it easier to talk on the telephone. The hearing aid on the telephone side transmits the speech to both hearing aids simultaneously, which improves speech clarity whilst reducing the sound of distractions in the room.

Key Features

Stereo Zoom

This feature is designed to focus the hearing aids automatically on the clearest speech sound they can pick up. Ideal for noisy environments where there is background conversation.

Zoom Control

Rather than just focusing on sounds in front of you, this feature can focus on speech sounds to the side or behind you. This is ideal for situations where you cannot easily turn to face the speaker, such as when you are driving and trying to listen to directions from your passengers.

UltraZoom

Directional microphones allow you to pick up the sound from all around you giving you a wide range to hear sound. The ultrazoom feature narrows this range to focus on a small area where someone is speaking. This gives you better speech understanding and reduces the effect of background noise.

DuoPhone

This feature is designed to make it easier to talk on the telephone. The hearing aid on the telephone side transmits the speech to both hearing aids simultaneously, which improves speech clarity whilst reducing the sound of distractions in the room.

Flexcontrol and FlexVolume

The Flexcontrol and FlexVolume feature give the wearer more control over their hearing. It enables the wearer to fine tune their hearing aids for better hearing in different environments.

Echoblock

Listening in assembly halls or places of worship is often a problem for hearing aid wearers due to the sound echoing around the room. This feature recognises the sound echo and removes it, without distorting the other sounds around you.

Whistleblock

This feedback elimination feature recognises the feedback sound and removes it before you know it is there. As with the Echoblock feature, it can do this without sound distortion.

NoiseBlock

This feature recognises continuous background sounds, such as traffic noise through a window, the dishwasher or office photocopier. It can reduce the volume of this sound so that speech is clearer and easier to understand.

Windblock

Removes the sound of the wind when you are outside.

SoundRelax

Sudden loud sounds can be unpleasant or painful for those with hearing loss, particularly when it is amplified by your hearing aid. The SoundRelax feature can soften the impact of sudden loud sounds without distorting the other sounds around you.

Real Ear Sound

This feature allows the hearing aids to mimic the way the ear naturally listens. This, as well as the receiver in canal design, means that it is easier to determine the direction the sound is coming from.

SoundRecover 2

This feature takes the high frequency sounds which are outside your hearing range, such as children’s voices and high pitched sounds, and makes them easier to hear.

QuickSync

Changing the volume or setting on one hearing aid will automatically change the other hearing aid as well. This synchronisation makes sure the hearing aids are always working together.

Tinnitus Balance Noise Generator

This feature helps to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus by generating a pleasant sound.

Connect & Communicate

Phonak Audéo V and Bolero V ranges are compatible with the Phonak wireless communication portfolio. These wireless connectivity devices deliver quality sound, ease of use and support you across different listening situations. So you can stop worrying about hearing and just get on with living life.

Phonak Easycall

Phonak easycall device for Phonak Hearing devicesThe Phonak EasyCall connects hearing aids wirelessly with any Bluetooth enabled cell phone. It binaurally streams the phone call directly to the hearing aids for maximum speech understanding.

 

 

Phonak Dect II

Phonak DECT II for Phonak Hearing AidsThe Phonak DECT II is the ideal phone for use both at home or in a small office. The phone signal is streamed wirelessly to both hearing aids simultaneously. This provides unmatched sound quality and great understanding.

 

 

 

Phonak Conversation Set

Phonak Conversation set for Phonak Hearing AidsThe small and stylish Phonak ComPilot Air II Bluetooth streamer, combined with the RemoteMic, transmits a distant speaker’s voice directly to both hearing aids over a distance of up to 20 meters (66 ft).

 

 

Phonak Entertainment Set

Phonak Entertainment set for Phonak digital hearing aidsTVLink II, combined with ComPilot II provides high quality stereo sound directly to both hearing aids when watching TV or listening to music. 24 hours continuous streaming time and 30 meters range.

 

 

The Phonak Naida Venture Range of Hearing Aids

 

Phonak Naida Q Hearing AidsThe Phonak Naida V is the high performance, power hearing aid range available in a traditional BTE and a discreet RIC. They are water and dust resistant to give you confidence in active situations. They are state of the art hearing aids that were designed to suit your individual lifestyle and hearing needs. Like the rest of our BTEs they come in a variety of hair, skin, fashion and fun colors, so you can be sure you will get one that suits your style.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, you expect to be able to hear and understand with confidence. The technology in Phonak Naída V products offers a host of unique features designed to enrich the listening experience in your day-to-day life. The Naida V range helps you to hear and understand in even the toughest listening situations while providing hearing comfort at all times. The latest Phonak solution represents a significant leap forward in technology. It enables people with a severe to profound hearing loss to hear and understand many more words than ever before.

Phonak Styles

Phonak Audeo Q hearing aids at Audi-Labin North Dublin

Audeo Q Family

Phonak Virto Q hearing aids at Audi-Labin North Dublin

Virto Q Family

Phonak Naida Q hearing aids at Audi-Labin North Dublin

Naida Q Family

Phonak Bolero hearing aids at Audi-Labin North Dublin

Bolero Q Family

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