The Swiss hearing aid manufacturer Phonak was founded in 1947 with the mission to reconnect people to their loved ones and their passions in life with state of the art hearing technology. Phonak aims to achieve this mission through their three main goals: collaborating with hearing professionals on their insight and knowledge; pursuing innovative solutions to hearing loss; and connecting with the people they serve.
Phonak has introduced many new hearing technologies in the past few decades, such as the SuperFront hearing aid, AudioZoom multi-microphone technology, and MicroLink FM receiver. In 2003, Phonak utilized Bluetooth technology to connect hearing aids to mobile phones. As a leader in the hearing industry, Phonak is committed to continue to raise awareness about hearing loss until “wearing hearing aids is as simple and routine as eyeglasses or contact lenses.” Phonak is just one of the hearing instrument brands that we use in our hearing aid centers in St Louis.
The New Belong Platform and Audeo B-R
Phonak’s newest hearing aid platform is called Belong, and it is available with the new Audeo B receiver-in-canal (Audeo B-R) hearing aid. With lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology, Belong provides the Audeo B-R with 40% more battery power than conventional rechargeable batteries.
This is a huge step for Phonak battery technology, especially since Audeo B-R is Phonak’s first rechargeable hearing aid. With a 30-minute fast charging option, the Audeo B-R runs for six hours. Audeo B-R offers better hearing performance in everyday listening situations as well as ease of operation, powered by the AutoSense Operating System. With 20% better speech understanding and 60% improvement of speech understanding in noisy environments, Audeo B-R provides wearers ease of listening. The AutoSense OS helps wearers move through environments seamlessly, making adjustments as they move from a car listening to music to conversing with friends in loud dining environments.
Audeo B-R hearing aids are available in four performance levels and in nine different colors. With a rating of IP 68, Audeo B-R is designed to resist dust and moisture. Coupled with long-lasting batteries, a quick charge, and flexible operating system, Audeo B-R is perfect for those with active lifestyles.
Lyric: 24/7, Invisible
Lyric is the world’s first 100% invisible, 24/7, showerproof hearing aid that can be worn for up to 3-4 months at a time without removal or battery recharging. Lyric is inserted deep in the ear canal by your hearing specialist, where it remains until the battery requires a new charge. At this time, your hearing specialist will replace the Lyric with a fully charged one.
During this months, Lyric wearers experience a seamless and natural listening experience. Unlike traditional hearing aids, Lyric does not need to be removed, cleaned, or maintained. Wearers proceed through daily activities, from exercising to sleeping to showering to talking on the phone, without worry.
By working with your ear’s natural anatomy, the Lyric receives sound from the outer ear and is amplified toward your eardrum, improving directionality and localization, reducing feedback and background noise, and improves abilities to hear high frequency sound.
Venture Processing Platform
Phonak’s latest processing platform, Venture, provides hearing aids with twice the processing power of its predecessors. Venture offers four new features: Speech in Car, Comfort in Echo, Speech in Loud Noise, and Music.
With StereoZoom, Venture improves speech recognition by 60% in Phonak hearing aids. Phonak hearing aids also benefit from features that provide a balanced and natural listening experience. Features such as Speech in 360 degrees provide wearers with enhanced spatial awareness and conversation clarity, and AutoSense which analyzes sounds from the current noise environment to provide wearers with clarity.
Phonak Hearing Aid Styles
The three main models of Phonak hearing aids are: Audeo V, Bolero V, and Virto V, all equipped with Venture Processing Platform. They differ in the styles they are worn.
The Naida V is a behind the ear power hearing aid in both BTE and RIC styles, Audeo V is a receiver-in-canal hearing aid, Bolero V behind-the-ear, and Virto a customizable in-the-ear/in-the-canal/completely-in-canal/invisible-in-canal hearing aid.
All three Phonak hearing aid models are available in three technology levels to address different degrees of hearing loss: Essential (V30), Standard (V50), Advanced (V70), and Premium (V90). For those who experience severe to profound hearing loss, Phonak offers the super-powered hearing aid, Naida. Let’s take a deeper look at the Venture hearing aid range.
Naida Venture Hearing Aids
Phonak is a hearing aid manufacturer that is renowned for solutions for severe and profound hearing loss. Their latest addition continues and builds on that historical legacy.
They have just launched the latest addition to their now famous Naida range. The new addition is based on the Venture chipset and brings all of the benefits of that new platform to people with severe and profound hearing loss. The range is available in four levels of technology which include the V90, V70, V50 and V30.
The new range brings new form factors with much smaller and more powerful devices than available in the older Naida Quest range. It also packs in some great updated features with new strategies to deliver as much sound information as possible.
There are three styles available in the Naida V Range, the Naida V RIC (Receiver In Canal), The Naida V SP (Super Power) and the Naida V UP (Ultra Power).
Feature run down
Sound Recover 2
With a new version of Phonak’s sound Recover strategy the Naida offers more high frequency cues than ever before. This allows access to the nuances of sound that you may not be able to hear.
The range is rated to IP68, which means it will survive immersion in one metre of water for sixty minutes without damage. Phonak are circumspect calling it water resistant, but another manufacturer calls this waterproof. One way or the other this range will quite happily get in the shower and the pool with you.
The casing is made with a new glass fiber reinforced material, the Naída V is now 60% more robust than its predecessor which together with its resistance to water should really give you confidence it won’t fail.
As part of the Venture platform the new Naida range benefits from Autosense and all of its features. This allows it to deliver the best possible experience in a range of sound environments.
The Phonak Virto V Custom Hearing Aids
Designed for you
Individually crafted to fit perfectly into your ear canal, while providing ultimate comfort and meeting your everyday needs. Customised for you, and just you.
The Virto V adapts automatically and seamlessly to provide the best hearing performance in every listening situation that you will face on a day to day basis
The best kept secret
Discreet and more compact than any other hearing aid in its class, you will hardly realize that you’re wearing hearing aids, the best thing is, 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. The Virto V is available in four technology levels so there is a Virto V to suit every pocket
The Phonak Audeo V
The new RIC hearing aid range from Phonak, the Audéo V, is a Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) hearing aid, making it a versatile but highly discreet option. The Audeo V replaces the Audeo Q hearing aid family. The choice of hair and skin colours that Phonak have made available enhances the hearing aid’s discreetness if that what you want. The fashion and fun colours 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 V 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
The New Bolero V Hearing Aid Range
Phonak 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.
Programmes, Features & Benefits
Phonak Bolero V & Audéo V digital hearing aids 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. At Chelsea Hearing Hearing Centre we can help you choose an optimal solution. lets look at a quick run down of what is available in the new range.
An 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
The 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°
Understand 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
Enjoy 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.