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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.

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.

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.

The Phonak Bolero V90 Range

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Hearing Aids, The Phonak Audeo V90 RIC Hearing Device Range

The Phonak Audeo V90

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The new hearing aid range from Phonak, the Audéo V, is a Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) hearing aid, making it a versatile but highly discreet option.  RIC devices are very discreet because the piece that goes behind your ear is usually very small and the tube leading from it into your ear is almost invisible. They are very versatile because the receiver (the speaker part in the ear) can be changed for different levels of power, meaning that they can often work for nearly every hearing loss.

RICs aren’t for everyone

RIC devices aren’t suitable for everyone, if you have wet ears or really waxy ears it can cause the receiver to fail. So they aren’t necessarily suitable for everyone.

The Audeo V replaces the Audeo Q or Quest hearing aid family. The choice of hair and skin colours that Phonak have made available enhances the hearing aid’s discreetness if that is 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

Hearing Aid Types & Technology

IFrameThe Phonak Audeo V90 contains the highest level of technology in the Audeo range. It has 20 sound processing channels and a wide range of programmes and features to help you to hear in challenging environments. This RIC (Receiver In Canal) 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.

The four behind the ear models of Audeo are the V90-10 which takes a size 10 battery, the Audeo V90-312 which takes a size 312 battery. The Audeo V90-312T is the same again but with the addition of a telecoil receiver for a loop system. The Audeo V90-13 is the largest and fits a size 13 battery.

AutoSense OS

Phonak autosense iconAutoSense is the management system of the hearing aids, it is 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

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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It is also a multi programme aid and the programmes include;

Automatic Programmes

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  • 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. It is an ideal feature to have if you are active and like the outdoors.

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 features can focus on speech sounds to the side or behind you. This is a great feature 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. This is a fantastic feature for hearing clearly in those noisier situation.

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 Audeo range.

Connect & Communicate

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Phonak Audeo 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.

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Hearing Aids, Phonak virto V70 custom hearing aids

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Virto V70, Outstanding Custom Hearing Aids

Virto V70 Hearing Aids

We have said it before, we believe Phonak to be one of the premium hearing aid manufacturers in the world. Their new Venture platform is outstanding, delivering an excellent experience to their wearers. In our last article we discussed the Virto V90, the new top of the range custom hearing aids. This time we will look at the Virto V70 which is the advanced or upper mid range technology level. Phonak has decide to retain a lot of the high end features on the V70 and they are fantastic hearing aids working exceptionally well in all but the noisiest environment. Let’s take a look at them.

Phonak Virto V hearing aids WorcesterDesigned for you

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

Feature Rich

The Phonak Virto V70 contains some outstanding technology. It has 16 sound processing channels and a wide range of programmes and features to help you to hear in challenging environments. The V70  also benefits from Phonak’s Binaural VoiceStream TechnologyTM   which 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.

Virto V hearing aid types

The Virto V70-Nano is the smallest and is an “invisible in the canal” or IIC aid. The Virto V70-10 NW O is the smallest of the Virto’s, slightly larger than the Nano. The 10 means it takes a size 10 battery, NW means no wireless so you miss out on all of the features for which wireless is needed. O stands for omnidirectional which means that you don’t get the benefits associated with dual microphones. The Virto V70-10 O is the same as the previous model but with wireless and the Virto V70-10 is again the same but with dual microphones squeezed on. Moving up to the Virto V70-312 you have a larger “half shell” aid that takes a size 312 battery. The largest of them all is the Virto V70-13, a “full shell” aid that takes a size 13 battery.

Virto v hearing aid types

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.

Programmes

It is also a multi programme aid and the programmes include;

Automatic Programmes

  • 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 360

Automatically selects the direction of speech and streams this to the other ear, improving speech intelligibility without the need to face the speaker.

Speech in Loud Noise

Zooms in on a single voice in a diffuse noisy environment, improving speech intelligibility.

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.

Features

Stereo Zoom

This directionality 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 directionality 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.

Speech in Wind

When you are outside, the sound of the wind can drown out all conversation. This feature 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.

Flexcontrol and FlexVolume

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

Whistleblock

This feedback elimination feature recognises the feedback sound and removes it before you know it is there.

NoiseBlock

This noise reduction 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

This wind reduction feature 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 noise reduction 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.

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.

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 new 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 Virto range. These include a remote microphone and TV link which streams sound wirelessly to your hearing aids via the Phonak ComPilot. The ComPilot can also stream sound from multimedia devices such as smart phones, computers and MP3 players. The Phonak remote control app allows you to change your smartphone into a remote control for your hearing aids.

Connect & Communicate

Phonak Virto 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.

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The invisible Lyric hearing aid and Tinnitus relief

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Lyric Can Be very Beneficial For Tinnitus, & Here’s Why

Get relief from your tinnitus 24 hours a day with Lyric

The latest studies conducted by Dr Jacob Johnson, the Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, reveal that the extended wear (24/7) technology, may decrease the impact that your tinnitus has on your quality of life. The key feature of the benefit is that the Lyric provides sound stimulation all day every day. Let me explain why that is a good idea and why they can better for tinnitus relief than traditional hearing aids.

Hearing Aids & Tinnitus

Tinnitus is very often accompanied by hearing loss, in fact we believe much tinnitus may actually be a by-product of hearing loss. In most cases once the hearing loss has been treated with hearing aids, the tinnitus fades into insignificance.

However, once the hearing aids are taken out, the tinnitus returns. The problem is that most people will take their hearing aids out to go to bed. This is perhaps the quietest time of their day, which makes their tinnitus much more noticeable. Causing real difficulty with sleep, which frustrates and stresses them which increases their perception of their tinnitus. A vicious circle.

Lyric Hearing Aids Are Different

The real benefit of Lyric hearing aids for people with tinnitus and hearing loss is that they are worn 24/7. Therefore they are never taken out by the user and there is no let up in the relief provided by proper amplification. Even at bedtime, most users still have a noticeable difference in their perception of their tinnitus with Lyric.

It is this always on feature that makes Lyric very different from other hearing aids and other sound therapy for tinnitus. They work to give relief from tinnitus twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

Risk Free Trial on Lyric Hearing Aid

In partnership with Phonak, the manufacturer of the 100% invisible hearing aid, we are offering a risk free trial of Lyric hearing aids. If you would like to know more about Lyric hearing aids in the Birmingham area, why don’t you call us on 01905 617803

Live life like you used to! Arrange for your 30 day risk free hearing aid trial in Worcester today by calling us direct on 01905 617803 or book your appointment now!

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Lyric Hearing Aids at Worcester

Lyric Authorised Partner

The Lyric hearing aid, the World’s first and only 100% invisible hearing aid, that can be worn 24/7 is available at Worcester Hearing Centre. We are proud to be a Lyric Authorised Partner.

Get Your Risk Free Trial of The Lyric Hearing Aid in Worcester

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Trial The Phonak Lyric Risk Free!

You may have seen the advert on the TV, the newspaper, or heard it on the radio, hard to believe, but it is true, You can trial the Lyric Hearing Aid Risk Free in Worcester! That is truly risk free with no obligation, so why don’t you book your free consultation with us now?

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The Phonak Lyric Hearing Aid

In conjunction with the leading hearing aid manufacturer, Phonak, we are offering a Risk Free Trial of the truly invisible Lyric hearing aid in Worcester. No deposit and absolutely no obligation on you to continue with it

The hearing aid we know that you will forget

Choose Lyric and all sorts of welcome memories will soon return. Waking up to the sound of birdsong. Stepping beneath a shower without a second thought. Feeling comfortable about a noisy, crowded room. So comfortable you will forget you are wearing it.

100% invisible – 24/7 wearable

It’s the first hearing aid that’s 100% invisible and wearable 24/7. It’s impossible to see from any angle, so it’s completely discreet. Plus you can exercise and shower in it! Typical hearing aids can cause problems where they knock on phones or need adjusting – that doesn’t happen with Lyric. There’s no fiddly battery changing as it lasts for months at a time.

Why don’t you book your free consultation to find out more about how Lyric might change your life.

Better Hearing 24 Hours a Day

Designed to be worn 24 hours a day, yes, even in bed! Lyric is equipped with a unique battery that lasts for months on end. Many users tell us they actually forget they have it in. And since its location deep in the inner ear makes it completely invisible, no one else need know you’re wearing it either.

The deep canal placement gives you several other advantages, too. Answering the phone poses no problem – as does wearing over the- ear headphones and most types of ear piece. Encased in soft biocompatible foam, the unit is completely splash-proof.

Live life like you used to! Arrange for your 30 day risk free hearing aid trial in Worcester today by calling us direct on 01905 617803 or book your appointment now!

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Lyric Hearing Aids at Worcester

Lyric Authorised Partner

The Lyric hearing aid, the World’s first and only 100% invisible hearing aid, that can be worn 24/7 is available at Worcester Hearing Centre. We are proud to be a Lyric Authorised Partner.

New Phonak Hearing Aids launched and available in Worcester

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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 Optimized 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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