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NHS vs Private Hearing Care

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Do You Know The Difference?

 

There are many aspects to consider between NHS and private hearing care and systems and hearing care.

Among the most important ones are:
•   Waiting times
•   Style
•   Technology
•   Continued Care
•   Costs

Digital hearing instruments can make a real difference in the quality of life for people that are struggling with their hearing, but choosing whether to get a hearing aid through the NHS, or privately, is a difficult decision.

You can book an appointment to see a hearing specialist for a private hearing test, which consists of a full evaluation of your hearing and ear health, at both our hearing aid centre in Worcester and our Stratford Hearing Centre. You will be shown the inside of your ear on a video otoscope, a pure tone audiogram will be performed to show the hearing thresholds and then a speech in noise test to establish a level of real world effective hearing.

 

During this consultation the audiologist will explain the difference between NHS or private hearing care and answer all your questions.

 

Director of Audiology, Tom Dixon says “We offer bespoke hearing solutions for each person that comes into our practice, no two people are the same. Therefore, no two cases of hearing loss are the same. That is why we don’t provide anything off the shelf. The most important part of a patient’s journey to better hearing isn’t just fitting the hearing systems, it is the continued care and support so they can improve and enjoy their life.”

 

Are you looking for a hearing test in Pershore, Redditch, Evesham, Kidderminster or even Droitwich?

Worcester and Stratford Hearing Centres are just a short drive away.

Find out which of our two practices is closer to you and book your hearing assessment today.

 

NHS vs Private Hearing Care
NHS vs Private Hearing Care

Opn S Rechargeable Hearing Aid Success in Worcester

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We have had some great success with this fantastic lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid

Oticon is one of the leading hearing aid brands we offer in Worcester and we have had a lot of success with them. Before the launch of the Opn, we didn't actually think that much of Oticon hearing aids. However, the original Opn was a real game-changer in the hearing aid world. It launched a whole new strategy for dealing with sound inputs in noisy situations. A strategy that has been described as almost natural. The Opn was hugely successful for them and we were pleased with the devices.

Oticon Opn S Rechargeable

New Rechargeable Hearing Devices

The one thing that was missing from the original Opn range was a rechargeable lithium-ion device. However, Oticon fixed that with the introduction of the Opn S range. The Opn S range is Oticon's latest range of hearing aids. It is basically an upgrade on the Opn as opposed to something dramatically new. The range offers three Receiver In Canal hearing aid types, one of which is a rechargeable device and a power Behind The Ear hearing aid model.

Great Success

The Opn S range has been a great success for us in Worcester, but the Opn S miniRITE-R which is the new lithium-ion powered slimline rechargeable hearing aid has really stood out.  The device is pretty discreet, can fit hearing losses down to sever and it has a telecoil. Like the Opn before it, the Opn S is a Made For iPhone hearing and the battery pack offers 16 hours of use with five hours of audio streaming from Apple devices.

Oticon has been really intelligent with the design of the hearing aid, the lithium-ion battery pack is easily replaceable in the clinic. That is an excellent feature, it means that when the battery is coming to the end of its life, it can be simply replaced in the clinic.

Our Customers Love It

Our customers love the devices, it is a combination of the outstanding hearing ability delivered combined with outstanding convenience. The Opn S really is a very good hearing aid, in particular, in noisy situations. It offers a very natural experience that gives you a good awareness of the voices around you while ensuring that you can hear the voice that is important to you.

They love the experience it delivers while they move through their day. It provides effortless hearing in nearly every situation. It also means that they don't have to worry about hearing aid batteries. They don't have to worry about buying them or changing them.

Rechargeable hearing aids offer convenience and ease of use combined with modern features to help you hear better. That is why our customers truly love them.

Call us on 01905 617803 to book your free consultation now

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Hearing Aids Success For Musician

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Going the extra mile to deliver real success for our Patients.

Mr Henderson came to Worcester Hearing Centre after years of struggling with his hearing. He had been through the process with other audiologists and not got the positive outcomes he was looking for.

Music, an Important Lifestyle Need

As a church organist, his hearing one of the most important factors in his life. Modern hearing aids include a variety of programs for everyday life, such as TV, car, social gatherings and music. But for a musician, the music program was still limited.

Tom, our director of audiology, fitted him in our practice with Phonak Audeo 90 Rechargeable hearing aids which were the best devices with high tech capabilities for Mr Henderson’s needs at the time. Tom knew that to get as near as possible to complete success for Mr Henderson he would have to go the extra mile though.

The Extra Mile

After the fitting, he went with Mr Henderson to his church to hear him play and experience what he goes through while playing the organ. He did a fitting and ran some tests on the devices to customise them to work their best for Mr Henderson’s particular needs.

Nobody had ever done that for him before.

Incredible Results

The results were incredible. Mr Henderson said that all the distortion he had struggled with before with other hearing aids was completely gone. For the first time in years, he was able to play and hear the organ like he was supposed to, the immense difficulty of playing with the distorted sound is a thing of the past.

“It has revolutionised my life. I now have the ability to play and enjoy it, it’s no longer a chore. Hopefully, the congregation enjoys my playing too” said Mr Henderson about how it has impacted his life.

We have been able to help a lot of people in difficult circumstances just like Mr Henderson. There is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ in the world of hearing aids. Each hearing solution is as unique as its wearer; this is because not two cases of hearing loss are the same, just like no two people are the same.

At Worcester Hearing Centre, we pride ourselves in delivering outstanding bespoke solutions and hearing care.

If you or a loved one is struggling with hearing issues, you can book your initial assessment today.
Please call Worcester Hearing Centre at 01905 617803 or e-mail us at worcester@wshearing.co.uk
 

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Phonak Launches Virto Black

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The Marvel In The Ear Hearing Aids are Finally Here

As reported by our friends in Hearing Aid Know in their article, Phonak Introduces Marvel Custom Hearing Aid at CES. Although Phonak focused on one specific product at CES, Hearing Aid Know also reported that they are going to introduce the full wider Marvel Virto range. CES is the largest consumer electronics show in the world and in the recent past, hearing aid brands have used it to announce some of their outstanding new products. The Marvel has been a hugely successful product for Phonak at we have had some outstanding results with the hearing aids in Worcester. Let's take a look at what we know so far.

Why The Virto Black?

The Virto Black was announced at CES as a flagship device to garner attention on hearing loss and modern hearing aids. The Virto Black is a pretty exciting device and Phonak see it as an opportunity to begin breaking down the last vestiges of stigma around hearing aids. It has been designed to look similar in nature to the Hearables that we are seeing more and more across the world. It isn't a stand-alone device though, it is just one part of a wider launch of Virto Marvel products.

In The Canal

Phonak say that the Virto Black device is an In The Canal size device, although that may change based on the size of the ear canal and ear. The lads at Hearing Aid Know have said to be safe, consider it a half shell and if it isn't, that's a bonus. I would concur with them on that. But what about the rest of the range?

Full Range, Four Technology Levels

The Virto Marvel range will be a full range of ITE products available in the usual four levels of Phonak technology, that's the 90, 70, 50 and 30. The showstopper Virto Black will be also available in those tech levels and it will be powered by a 312 battery.

Hands-Free Calls

As with the rest of the Marvel range, you will be able to take hands-free calls with most of the Marvel Virto devices. You will also be able to stream audio from most Bluetooth enabled devices to the hearing aids. Unfortunately, the Marvel CIC and Marvel Titanium won't offer the same level of connectivity which is to be expected. The model types are too small to fit the hardware in.

Roger Direct

The Virto Black and larger Marvel Virto models will also avail of the outstanding Roger Direct system. It means that Virto Marvel users can connect directly to a Roger Pen or Roger Select and enjoy the amazing benefits of that technology. We expect the Virto Marvel range to be introduced sometime in February and we will keep you updated.

If you or a loved one is struggling with hearing issues, you can book your hearing test today.
Please call Worcester Hearing Centre at 01905 617803 or e-mail us at worcester@wshearing.co.uk

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The New Audeo Belong Hearing Aid Range From Phonak

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The big news around the launch of the latest Phonak hearing aids range, the Audeo Belong, was really focused on the innovative and ground breaking Lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid option. Probably rightly so because it is such a great step forward for hearing aid technology. However, there is much more to the range than just that, the new Audeo Belong range has much more to offer, let’s take a look at what that is.

What’s new in the Audeo Belong?

The Audeo Belong hearing aid range comes with the new rechargeable option, an upgraded operating system, the latest version of Phonak’s Sound Recover 2 and new and improved microphones and programme button. The Belong is based on the same microchip as the Venture hearing aids, but the new features and upgrades make them an advancement on the venture instruments. Let me explain.

New Autosense OS

The operating system in the Belong range is still called Autosense OS, however, they have improved upon the original with tweaks that make a difference to how it works. Phonak undertakes constant research on how their features work in the real world and they have been doing so with Autosense since it was first introduced.

That research has allowed them to change the parameters on the operating system, which has allowed them to deliver even better speech intelligibility in all of the situations you face. It also has a new way to deal with soft speech which delivers better soft speech intelligibility.

The Phonak Audeo Belong Range
Audeo Belong Range

SoundRecover2

SoundRecover2 is a feature that moves high frequency sounds in speech like the t and th sound into lower areas of hearing. It works only when needed, for instance if a sound is in an area of hearing where you would have no way of hearing it. While that is a very simple description of what it does, it is quite an accurate one. We sometimes have customers who have high frequency hearing that just does not work any longer or is too damaged to try and amplify for.

In such cases, a normal hearing aid strategy is not what is needed. SoundRecover2 is an excellent feature which allows the user access the sound information they need to understand speech. The new and updated version was first introduced in the new Naida Venture and is adaptive and much better at doing it’s job, early feedback from users is that it makes an amazing difference.

Hardware changes

Phonak have introduced a new style of button on the devices which is easier to use and a new microphone system. The microphone system improves the experience of a user immeasurably, it is exceptionally quiet, let me explain why that might matter. All hearing aids produce a low volume sound that is often described as a hiss.

It is caused more often than not by the microphones. It isn’t particularly loud but some people with good low frequency hearing can still hear it.  While it is not a major issue, it can be an annoyance. The new microphones in the Belong range make it exceptionally quiet.

The Phonak Audeo Belong Hearing Aid Range

The range itself is a full line Audeo offering, so that is a full range of Receiver in Canal devices. That’s five different devices:

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.

The launch of the new Audeo Belong range caught us a little by surprise so closely after the Venture introduction, however, it is a welcome addition to the hearing devices we provide, and not just for it’s rechargeable option. If you have any questions about the hearing devices please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can arrange an appointment for here in Worcester or for our new hearing centre in stratford upon Avon.

If you have any questions about this interesting new technology, or you would like a hearing test or earwax removal in Worcester, give us a call on 01905 617803 or book your hearing test online now.

Phonak Audeo B-R Hearing Aids

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The Audeo BR Hearing Aid Range

Phonak introduced the Audeo Belong range to the UK last month and they have proven far more popular than they expected. At least the rechargeable option has, in fact they are finding it hard to keep up with the demand world wide. So why have they proven so popular?

Freed from the hassle of changing batteries

Audeo B-R Rechargeable hearing aids

Phonak have created the brand new Audéo B-R to simplify life and many people are only too happy to take advantage of that. Freeing themselves of the grief of disposable hearing aid batteries is very attractive. Up to now though, the technology just didn’t give the reassurance that many people needed that their hearing aids would not let them down at the wrong moment. The groundbreaking built-in lithium-ion battery technology in the Audeo B-R offers 24 hours of better hearing between charges.

Ground Breaking Tech

Audeo B-R hearing aids in Case

With 40% more power than conventional rechargeable batteries this new system is reliable and capable of supporting the superior technology and performance of Phonak hearing aids. This has allowed people to be confident with the new technology and very confident they seem.

As we said, people really want to enjoy the freedom and confidence of using Phonak rechargeable hearing aids. So much so, that Phonak are finding it hard to keep up.

If you have any questions about this interesting new technology, or you would like a hearing test or earwax removal in Worcester, give us a call or book your hearing test online now.

How long and when should you wear your hearing aids?

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Simple Question, Not A Simple Answer

It is a question we get asked quite a bit, it seems a simple one, but as with many things, there is not a simple answer. Let me explain.

New Users of Hearing Aids

When you are a new user of hearing aids we advise that you slowly ease yourself into wearing your hearing aids. You have probably had a hearing loss for many years and wearing hearing aids brings back all of the sound that you have been missing. Some people find it exhilirating and don’t mind the change, others can find it a bit too much.

A Staged Approach

We advise a staged approach, wearing the hearing aids for a few hours at a time and building up to wearing them all of the time over a two week period. This approach allows you to slowly ease yourself back into the world.

Why You Should Wear Them All The Time

There is a strong argument that you should wear your hearing aids all of the time once you have become used to them. In order to complete your auditory rehabilitation you really need to wear the hearing aids as much as possible. In essence the brain becomes better at sound perception the more it is delivered sound. However, it really is your choice, you can make the decisions and really, you should be in the driving seat.

You make the decisions, you are in the driving seat

Beyond The Newbie

Beyond the early stages of amplification there are times that you should consider when you wear your hearing aids. We know several customers that have what they call a deaf day. A day where they don’t use their hearing aids for a long period of time or perhaps at all. Normally it is a day where they are on their own and expect no visitors. They simply like to have a day of quiet or near quiet. So if you fancy just getting away from the world and relaxing, feel free to remove your hearing aids and chill out.

In The Shower

Please god not in the shower, unless of course the aids are water proof or designed to be immersed in water. For instance a lot of the new Phonak Venture hearing aids are okay to immerse in water of up to three foot for a limited amounts of time. So if you jump in the shower and forget to take them off, you don’t really have to worry. Don’t shower or swim with your hearing aids unless you know they are suitable

Sweating A Lot?

Again, if you are exercising or sweating a lot you should consider taking your hearing aids out. Although as with the shower and swimming if your hearing aids are designed to manage then you have no need to worry. Matt Gilbert, who is one of our customers, wears his hearing aids while playing rugby for Worcester Warriors. In fact his hearing loss is such that he needs his hearing aids to hear anything. So the answer here is if your hearing aids are designed for it, no worries, if they aren’t just make sure that you be sensible.

If you have any questions about the Phonak Naida range or you would like to experience the difference, call us on 01905 617803 or book your appointment online now.

Phonak Launches the New Naida V Range of Hearing Aids

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Phonak Recently launched their latest hearing aids for people with severe to profound hearing loss. They have become famous for their Naida range which delivers benefits for people with this type of loss. Originally introduced in 2007 they have gone through several updates. This time the get a new chipset and completely new designs, smaller and more powerful than before they now offer power coupled with discretion.

Matt Gilbert

Matt Gilbert

The launch event was attended by Matt Gilbert, who is in fact one of our customers and the and number eight for Worcester Warriors. Matt is the only deaf professional sportsman in England.

In 2012 Mat was fitted with a Phonak hearing device. Since then he has worked as a celebrity ambassador for Phonak, helping to raise awareness of hearing loss and encouraging children with hearing loss to excel. He discussed his experiences with The Naida devices, he also explained how wireless accessory devices from Phonak had changed his life.

Matt has profound hearing loss, however using Phonak’s wireless accessories like the com pilot and the TV link allows him to use his mobile phone and watch television with his wife without subtitles. This something that he was unable to do before he began wearing the Naida and availaing of the wireless accessories.

He really feels that this integrated solution has made a huge difference for him, giving him complete freedom. One of the things that really struck us was the fact that Matt was so pleased that he could take his own mobile phone calls now. Before the Naida and the Com Pilot his wife would have had to do it for him.

We are pleased that Phonak have launched the Naida V, the new Venture platform is really fantastic and now that the Naida has the technology on board it gives us a chance to fit Matt with the very best available technology.

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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.

Naida V hearing aids
The Naida V Range

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.

Water resistant

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.

More robust

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.

AutoSense

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 hearing aids

Naida V RIC

Naida V RIC

The Naida V RIC (Receiver in Canal) offers outstanding output levels in a small package, it will deliver outstanding benefits for people with mild to severe hearing losses. The device comes with three possible receiver options, the XS, the XP and the new X UP (for Ultra Power).

With the introduction of a new back vented style X UP receiver, the hearing aid will cover a hearing loss down to a flat 100 dB. This means that even people with a severe hearing loss can avail of an exceptionally discreet hearing solution without compromise in power or functionality.

Naida V SP

Naida V SP

The new Naida V SP is 25% thinner than its predecessor, it is also a much smaller hearing aid. It runs on a size thirteen battery and can be fit with a power slim tube and tip which offers real discretion. It can also be fitted with a standard thick tube and mould configuration. The power slim tube has been re-designed and it now sits lower on the top of the ear.

The new shape allows the tube to hug the face in a much better way. The power output on the new SP has been increased and it now matches the power output on the older Naida Quest UP. Which simply means that more people with severe to profound hearing loss can now avail of a more discreet option.

Naida V UP

Naida V UP

The new Naida V UP is again thinner and smaller than its predecessor with a newly designed form factor. The power output on the hearing aid has been increased giving it even more sound performance which allows it to deliver for even the most profound hearing loss.

It is powered by a 675 battery and can also be fitted with a power slim tube and custom tip. This is definitely the smallest 675 traditional type hearing aid solution for profound hearing loss I have ever seen. It will give people with profound hearing loss a more discreet solution.

If you have any questions about the Phonak Naida range or you would like to experience the difference, call us on 01905 617803 or book your appointment online now.

Your guide to hearing aids

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We know that when you are choosing hearing aids that you are making an important long term decision. It is a major investment that you would like to get right. There are many technical details and a lot of technical language around hearing aids. For the uninitiated it can be difficult to penetrate, we do our best to explain the details in the clearest possible language avoiding as much as possible the techno jargon.

We thought it would be a good idea to make an easy reference hearing aid guide for our customers and for others looking for information. So today we are launching the Worcester Hearing Centre Hearing Aid Guide. it will detail:

  • The different types of hearing aids
  • The different technology levels of hearing aids
  • The different hearing aid features

We hope you find it useful, it is a free download, so just click on the image below and a pdf will open in a new window. You can save it from there and use it on any device. Feel free to share it around if you wish.

The Hearing Aid Guide

Hearing Aid Guide

Hearing Aids Worcester, The Phonak Bolero V90 Range

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What Can You Expect From The Phonak Bolero V90 Hearing Aids?

The Phonak Bolero V90 Hearing Aid Range

Phonak latest BTE hearing aids are the new Bolero V90 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 sound environments that you face every day. The V90 is the top of the range device and you can see the full range of Phonak hearing aids available in Worcester here.

Phonak is one of the primary hearing aid manufacturers that we use, we always find that we get outstanding results with their hearing aids and our customers love them.

The Bolero V is a traditional Behind The Ear type hearing device family. So what have they got to offer you,

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

Styles and Colours

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Phonak have designed the Bolero V range to suit  individual styles 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

The three behind the ear models of Bolero are the V90-m (mini), the Bolero V90- p (power), and the Bolero V90-sp (super power). The Phonak Bolero V90 contains the highest level of technology in the latest Bolero range. It has 20 sound processing channels and a wide range of programs and features to help you to hear in challenging environments. This BTE (Behind The Ear) hearing aid is available in 11 different colour options.

The dust proof coating is also water repellent, ensuring that your hearing aid stays in great working order for longer. Phonak’s Binaural VoiceStream TechnologyTM allows one hearing aid to recognise speech sounds and transmit the speech to both hearing aids in real time. This technology works alongside various other features to give you the best hearing clarity in different challenging listening situations.

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.

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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

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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

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.

Phonak has a range of accessories which are fully compatible with the Bolero range.

Connect & Communicate

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Phonak Bolero V is compatible with the Phonak wireless communication portfolio. These accessory wireless devices deliver quality sound, ease of use and support you across many different situations that you face on a day to day basis.

Phonak Easycall

Phonak Easycall

The 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 phone

The 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

The 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

TVLink 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.

I think that pretty much wraps up all there is to know about the new Phonak Bolero V90 Range of hearing aids, if you have any questions about the new range of hearing aids or hearing aids in general, why don’t you give us a call on 01905 617803 or book an appointment online.

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