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New Phonak Hearing Aids launched and available in Worcester

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7th Jan 2015

Exciting New Phonak Custom Hearing Aids Launched

Phonak Announces New Custom Hearing Aids at EUHA 2015

Virto V with size ten battery

Phonak announced the launch of its new custom Virto V, which is based on their powerful Venture platform. They presented the new custom hearing aids at the EUHA congress (audiology conference) in Nuremberg, Germany. The new custom Virto V is the latest addition to the their portfolio based on the Venture platform and completes the Venture line up.

So what’s new?:

  • 15% and 33% better speech understanding in noise compared to leading competitor products
  • Full Venture performance with a 25% smaller surface thanks to new technologies like Floating Antenna
  • Innovative design and placement featuring a faceplate with nano-coated battery doors, volume control and a push button, resulting in 20% better usability,
  • Up to 30% less battery consumption compared to previous hearing aid generation.
  • Tinnitus Balance noise generator: Phonak Virto V is the first Phonak custom product to offer this feature

Other Phonak Virto Venture features include:·

  • Binaural VoiceStream TechnologyTM: streams the full audio bandwidth between the two hearing aids in real time
  • Wireless Functionality: allows for an extra boost in challenging listening situations and connects Virto V with the comprehensive Phonak Wireless Communication Portfolio all the way down to a CIC form factor
  • Acoustically Optimised Venting: uses sophisticated algorithms to define the acoustic mass, model and vent for providing maximum hearing comfort and performance

Group Vice President Martin Grieder made a bold claim,

There is no other hearing aid this small, capable of this much performance

He went on to say “We are very sensitive to the needs of those seeking a discreet yet powerful hearing solution. The new Phonak Virto V offers an even clearer and more natural sound quality than the previous generation of custom hearing aids. There is no other hearing aid this small that is capable of this much performance.”

Great sound in a small package

Bill Shull, a Virto V wearer and a participant in the product validation study said “Phonak Virto V is a very big improvement in technology and in aesthetics. It’s also very comfortableI don’t miss having to think about my hearing environment. My Virto V’s very effectively pick up where I am and what I need – and work seamlessly.”

So it appears from real time use that the new hearing aids are a winner. Although the fact that they are based on the new Venture platform which we have been using for a while now says it all. We have had extraordinary results with the venture platform her in Worcester Hearing Centre. As our testimonial and report from Ray Hewitt attests, Ray said

Venture aids. Excellent! I would recommend to anyone with my type of hearing problem.

A new smart custom solution for single-sided deafness

Virto V with size 312 battery

Phonak also introduced their new CROS II Custom, the only custom solution for single-sided deafness. It wirelessly transmits sound from the  bad or dead ear to a wireless custom Venture hearing aid worn on the better ear.

This allows people with single-sided deafness to hear speech from the side they could not hear from before. This new CROS II custom is also based on the Venture platform. They have also introduced steps to reduce battery drain in the CROS II. The system now consumes up to 30% less battery than the previous CROS generation and delivers 40% better speech understanding in noise. Phonak CROS II Custom is compatible with all wireless Phonak Virto V hearing aids with Binaural VoiceStream Technology™.

The new Phonak Virto V and Phonak CROS II Custom will be available at Worcester Hearing Centre with immediate effect.

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Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon Director of Audiology

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ReSound have included their tinnitus management feature in the new hearing devices, so if you suffer from ringing in your ears, the Tinnitus Sound Generator feature in ReSound Enya can provide different settings of sound therapy to help you divert attention away from your tinnitus symptoms and find relief.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about hearing aids in Worcester, call us on 01905 617803. In fact.

If you have any questions, or you would like to find out about your hearing, please call us on 01905 617803 or book an appointment online now!

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