The Latest and Best Hearing Aids For 2017



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Best Hearing Aids Available For 2017

We thought it was important to give you a new definitive article on the best hearing aids for 2017, so here goes. This year has been one of the busiest years for new hearing aids I can ever remember. It seems that there was a new announcement every few weeks. Already this year we have seen new introductions from a few hearing aid brands. GN Resound dropped their latest Made For iPhone hearing aid ranges the LiNX 3D and the Enzo 3D. Signia first introduced a brand new Made For iPhone hearing aid, then they introduced a whole new Made For iPhone hearing aid range. Phonak introduced three new product ranges, Unitron introduced a whole new platform, Oticon has expanded their Opn range and Siemens have introduced a new instant fit CIC device on an existing platform. If you want to know more about the best hearing aid brands and what the have to offer, start here

Hearing Aid Prices

Just to be clear, we don't set prices here and they differ from Practice to Practice across the World so our expectations aren't binding, they are just a guess and some research. Always remember, we all like to shop around, but always be clear about what is being delivered. You will need care and support, make sure you will get it. You will also need your hearing aid validated or verified to get the best experience, paying a little more to ensure your experience is good, is not wasted money. That's our price rant for the day over, let's talk about the devices.

Widex announces new WIDEX CUSTOM™ 

Update 21/10/2017: Widex has announced a new custom hearing aid type which will be added to the Unique platform. The devices are completely redesigned in the ear hearing aids. Widex say that they have made the amplifier module much smaller and changed how the battery door is positioned.

The CUSTOM chipset is based on the UNIQUE platform and will feature all the benefits delivered by that platform. They have completely re-designed the faceplate of the CUSTOM and it offers dual microphones, it also offers the option of a programme button and a volume control, both of which have been missing from Widex in the ear hearing aids for years.

Custom hearing aid models

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Signia Release The New Nx Hearing Aid Platform

Update 21/10/2017: Signia introduces their new hearing aid platform the Nx. Three Models at Three Technology Levels, All Made For iPhone, a Better Own Voice Experience, an outstanding live remote fine-tuning feature, oh, and a Completely New Open Directionality Experience

So, I think Signia have plenty to talk about here, the big news for them has been the introduction of this new system to handle the user's own voice. However, there is so much more to talk about, like the expansion of their well-received direct connection (Made For iPhone) system across two more styles, newly updated Telecare and that new "Open" directionality experience. Let's take a look at what they have to say.

Three Models, Three Levels of Tech

As I said, there are three models initially available across three levels of technology. As is the norm with their tech levels naming system, the levels are the premium 7, the mid-range 5 and the entry level 3. The models themselves are two Receiver In Canal devices and a BTE.

Signia NX models

Resound introduces New Super Power Made For iPhone Hearing Aid Range

Update September 18th: We somehow missed adding this but Resound have now introduced a brand new Made For iPhone Super Power range called the Enzo 3D. The technology within the range is based on their fantastic LiNX 3D range and they will offer all of the features and the benefits of that platform. 

A Solution For Severe To Profound Hearing Loss From Resound

Resound Enzo 3DResound Enzo 3D Hearing Aids

Resound have just launched their latest hearing device for people with severe to profound hearing loss. They have updated the Enzo Made For iPhone (MFI) hearing aids with their new 3D platform which brings all of the benefits of that new system to people with severe and profound hearing loss. Those benefits include better spatial awareness and much better speech understanding in noise. With Made for iPhone® technology, you can stream phone calls, music and more from your iPhone, iPad® or iPod touch® directly to your hearing aids. If you have an Android or any Bluetooth-enabled phone, you can still stream calls, music and more with a discreet ReSound Phone Clip+ wireless accessory. 

Connect directly to Apple products with the Enzo 3D

Vibrant and crystal clear sound

Like the LiNX 3D range from ReSound, Enzo 3D hearing aids come with the superior sound quality of Surround Sound by ReSound. They work together, continuously exchanging data about your sound environment for optimized performance. The hearing aids are available in three levels of technology, the top of the range 9, the 7 and the 5. 

Enzo 3D Prices

We would expect the range to be sold at prices from £1200.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1400.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1400.00 to $3200.00 in the USA. Just to be clear, we don't set prices here and they differ from Practice to Practice across the World so our expectations aren't binding, they are just a guess and some research. 

Two Models, Huge Power

The Enzo 3D BTE 88 and the BTE 98 side by side

There are two hearing aid models in the range both of which are Behind The Ear hearing aids and both of which are extremely powerful. The BTE 88 is the smaller of the two and takes a size 13 battery. The BTE 98 is larger but takes the 675 battery that many people with this hearing loss are used to.

The 98 is also more powerful than the 88, although not by much. However, Resound say that the 98 will get twelve days of use on the 675 battery, that's fantastic battery life for a smart hearing aid.

Widex introduces Rechargeable Beyond Z RIC

Update September 14th: Widex have today announced the launch of a rechargeable version of their popular Beyond Made For iPhone hearing aids. The device will be powered by the now almost ubiquitous Z Power system (should have bought shares!!!). The new rechargeable Beyond is named the Beyond Z and it is expected that it will be released in quarter four in the United States and Quarter 1 of 2018 everywhere else. As with the other manufacturers that have gone down the Z Power route, Widex will be offering the rechargeable kit in order that existing Beyond users can retrofit their devices. 

Beyond Z rechargeable hearing aids

Unitron introduce their new custom hearing aids and a new rechargeable device

Update September 4th: While the Tempus platform has been around for a while, Unitron had not up to now released custom in the ear hearing aids using the new chip. They have finally done so and they are expected to be available in October worldwide.They have also introduced a brand new rechargeable BTE based on their Stride M, let's take a look at both

Unitron

Stride M R Hearing Aids

A Rechargeable BTE

Unitron has rounded out their rechargeable offerings with a new rechargeable BTE, the Stride M R. It is their first ever rechargeable behind the ear hearing aid. here is what they said.

Wearers simply charge the hearing instrument overnight, for just 5 – 7 hours, and the hearing instrument is ready to perform for a full 24 hours, including 90 minutes of streaming or 16 hours of continuous streaming. Because hearing happens around the clock, Stride M R offers wearers the flexibility to swap rechargeable battery cells with traditional zinc-air batteries at any time, ensuring patients will never run out of charge.

Stride M R rechargeable behind the ear hearing aidIt appears that the new rechargeable runs on Silver Zinc rechargeable batteries and a similar charger to their Moxi. It also looks like they have made sure there is an auto on feature when you take the hearing aids out of the charger. Something that many users will welcome. The system that Unitron picked is a pretty good all round rechargeable system. It offers some pretty serious running time and also the benefit of being able to shove disposable batteries in when you forget to charge. 

It is early yet, but we believe the hearing aids should be available in most of their levels of technology. As we receive more information, we will update you. 

Unitron

Insera Hearing Aids

Unitron has now introduced the custom in the ear hearing aid range on their new Tempus Chipset. Like their sister company Phonak, the Insera hearing aids will use Biometric Calibration, which take your individual ear anatomy and hearing needs into account.

Insera range

They say that they will identify over 1600 biometric data points in and on your ear, and the unique calibration settings are calculated for each Insera hearing aid. In this way, the hearing aids are able to more reliably sense where sound is coming from, thereby giving you access to better hearing performance.

They say that the new process will deliver a 2dB signal to noise ratio improvement. Basically means it will make the signal (what you want to listen to) 2dB higher than the noise. While 2dB doesn't sound like much, but combined with all the other strategies that Unitron use it should deliver some real improvement. The Insera will be available in six models to match your hearing needs and in all of their usual levels of technolgy

Resound Introduces Rechargeable LiNX 3D Made For iPhone Hearing Aid

Update August 24th: Resound have announced the introduction of a new rechargeable model in the LiNX 3D range. They are the latest hearing aid manufacturer to introduce these popular options to their line up. They have also gone down the route of using the Z Power Silver Zinc battery technology.  

Resound

LiNX 3D LT61 DRWZ

Resound LiNX 3D rechargeable Hearing Aid

The new addition to the LiNX 3D range is a completely new form factor and is similar in size if a little different from their existing LT61. The device is officially designated the LT61-DRWZ and it runs on a 312 rechargeable battery which is supplied by Z Power as is the recharging cradle technology. That means there should be plenty of power for a full day of use even if you are streaming audio and taking phone calls. The device is expected to available on the market in September.We would expect the prices to be similar to the LiNX 3D prices.

The device will be available in the three levels of technology, the 9, the 7 and the 5. They will also have the full feature set and will have access to the remote fine-tuning option. I said earlier this year that I expected Resound to introduce a rechargeable option, however, I didn't expect them to introduce a completely new model. The device is pretty neat, close to the size of the LT61 just with a slightly different shape. 

LiNX 3D LT61 DRWZ Prices

  • UK: From £1100.00 to £2200.00
  • Ireland: From €1400.00 to €3000.00
  • USA: From $1500.00 to $3200.00

Phonak Made For iPhone Arrives

Phonak is now expected to launch their first ever Made For iPhone hearing aids in September. In fact the rumour mill was correct, Phonak have just introduced their very first Made For iPhone hearing aid. However, it is more than Made For iPhone. Let's take a look at the newest hearing aid technology from the top rated hearing aid brands for 2017, the latest hearing aids first. 

Audeo B-Direct hearing aid

Phonak

Audeo B-Direct

Phonak Delivers Made For Any Phone

Phonak have just introduced a device called the Audeo B-Direct. It is a revolutionary hearing aid that changes wireless connection to a mobile phone forever. The Audeo B-Direct connects to any Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone, directly without a streamer. Even better, it offers true hands-free calling. As it supports the classic Bluetooth protocol, it provides direct connectivity to cell phones – including AndroidTM, iPhone® and even classic cell phones – with no extra body-worn streaming device required.

Audeo B-Direct Hearing Aid Prices

We would expect the range depending on the technology level, to be sold at prices from £1200.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1200.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1200.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

True hands-free calling is now a reality

The hearing aids offer real hands-free voice calling. The wearer can answer or reject a phone call by simply pressing the push button on their hearing aid. The ringing of the phone is heard through the hearing aids and once the call is accepted, the conversation is instantly streamed. You don’t even need to pick up your phone. Your voice is picked up by the hearing aid’s intelligent microphone network and transmitted to the other caller similar to a wireless headset.

No Music Streaming

Unfortunately for people who like to stream music or audio books from their phone, this hearing device isn't the answer. While it delivers astonishing new power over mobile phone calls, it doesn't allow the type of streaming that delivers music or other audio. However, they have thought about music lovers and your TV viewing habits. 

Hearing aids that double as wireless TV headphones

They have also introduced an accompanying TV Connector, which uses their proprietary AirStreamTM technology. It is designed to be a state-of-the-art compact multimedia hub that seamlessly connects wearers to their favourite TV programming for an immersive audio experience. It’s a plug and play solution that automatically turns a pair of Audéo B-Direct hearing aids into wireless TV headphones. The TV Connector can also connect and transmit to multiple sets of Audéo B-Direct hearing aids simultaneously. That’s a pretty good solution for couples with hearing loss.

TV Connecter

Delivering direct streaming to an underserved group

Android is the predominant player in the smartphone market with an estimated four out of every five smartphones being Android. The Audéo B-Direct will now bring direct streaming to this neglected market while also providing compatibility with Apple’s iPhone. More than that though, the new solution allows users who own a classic cell phone to avail of direct streaming as well.

The device is a receiver in canal (RIC) hearing aid which means that it will be suitable for a wide range of hearing losses and users. It is also the first device to make use of Sonova’s revolutionary SWORD chip and wireless radio technology. They say that the low-voltage radio chip has the lowest power consumption of any hearing aid using Bluetooth Classic.

The device uses a size thirteen battery and Phonak reports some excellent battery life figures. They say that the battery should last for six days with one hour of phone use and 3 hours of TV per day. That isn’t bad, I would say though real-world experience will vary, some people like to talk more and watch a lot more TV. Even though the device is a size thirteen, it isn't actually much bigger than their Audeo B 312. 

Three levels of technology

Audeo B-DirectThe new device will be available in three levels of technology, the 90, the 70 and the 50, so no entry level device this time around. Although that was to be expected based on the introduction of the rechargeable devices.

New Accompanying App

There is a new app to go with the devices for smartphones; the app offers the typical features you would expect.

Volume adjustment, programme changes, you can also rename the programmes to make them easier to remember. The app will show a list of the available audio sources and allow the user to control the balance of audio when streaming.

Phonak

Virto B Hearing Aids

Meet The New Phonak Virto B Range

Phonak have now introduced the full range of their new Virto B in the ear products. They say that they are custom-made to perfectly fit in your ear, Phonak Virto B is the world’s first hearing aids with Biometric Calibration, which take your individual ear anatomy and hearing needs into account. That's an interesting description.

They say that they will identify over 1600 biometric data points in and on your ear, and the unique calibration settings are calculated for each Virto B hearing aid. In this way, Virto B is able to more reliably sense where the sound is coming from, thereby giving you access to a better hearing performance.

Virto B 10 Pair

What does that all mean? Well, we think that Phonak is the first ever hearing aid manufacturer to carefully map the outer ear to take advantage of its natural abilities. They say that the new process will deliver a 2dB signal to noise ratio improvement. Basically, it means it will make the signal (what you want to listen to) 2dB higher than the noise.

Four Levels of Technology

2dB doesn't sound like much but combined with all the other strategies that Phonak use it will be a marked improvement. Phonak Virto B is available in six models to match your hearing needs. The Virto B-10 NW O, Virto B-10 O, virto B-10, Virto B-312 NW O, Virto B-312 and the Virto B13. It is also available in the usual four levels of technology, the 90, 70, 50 and 30. That means that Phonak custom hearing aids are now all available with their Belong platform. 

Even More Made For iPhone Hearing Aids

It was a long wait, but Resound have finally unveiled their latest Made For iPhone hearing aids, but it seems the wait was worth it.

Resound

LiNX 3D Hearing Aids

Linx 3D Hearing Aid Prices

We would expect the range depending on technology level, to be sold at prices from £1200.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1200.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1200.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Resound Linx3D

GN Resound has finally updated it's Made For iPhone hearing aids by introducing the new LiNX 3D hearing Aid range. They are seriously impressive hearing aids. The new range is just that, a full line up of models (eleven) in three levels of technology. They are making impressive claims about the devices:

  • It is up to 50% better at identifying speech across various environments
  • It enables users to hear up to 80% more of the sounds around them, and
  • It enables users to understand up to 40% more speech in noise

Those are interesting claims and in fact, we are more than inclined to believe them. Having experienced the devices at the launch I think they are pretty excellent. Steve (Co-Writer) has been wearing them and he is blown away. But what exactly is new and what is driving them, what's different and how does it deliver? Let's take a look at the underlying tech.

Binaural Directionality III

This is their latest directionality strategy and is a further upgrade to what they have been doing. It involves continuous information exchange between the hearing aids which allows the optimal directionality in the hearing aids for the situation you are in. It delivers pretty impressive focus on the sounds you want to hear. 

Spatial Sense

This combines and preserves natural cues so that the brain has the optimal information for localisation of sound and spatial awareness. In essence, it tries to deliver a natural sense of spatial awareness and seems to do it well. 

Binaural Environmental Optimizer II

This feature allows the hearing aids to work together to analyse the listening environment you are in. It then automatically adjusts the features and amplification to deliver the best experience for you. This is in essence, the feature that manages all the other features to deliver the best results for you. 

Noise Tracker II

This is a unique noise reduction system that works on the basis of spectral subtraction. It reduces unwanted noise without affecting the speech signal. It allows you to hear speech clearer in the noisy situations

DFS Ultra II With Music Mode

A high precision feedback system that allows the cancellation of feedback with extreme accuracy. The Music mode is a slower acting system which allows better handling of music.

Resound Assist

Resound Assist is the really big news for both Providers and Users. Resound Assist will allow your provider to adjust your hearing aids remotely. That means if you want adjustments on the go, they can be provided without you having to attend the clinic. The system is really easy to use and is quite intuitive. 

The App, Resound Smart 3D

The accompanying app also allows you personalise your hearing experience in a deeper way. It has been re-designed to be more intuitive and easier to use and it offers real control. Again, this might not be for everyone, but for those who want it, it will enrich their experience. Again, this has to be seen as an excellent thing. 

You can read more about the LiNX 3D models on our article LiNX 3D, The Models & Features You Can Expect From The Latest GN Resound Made For iPhone Range and you can take a fuller look at the plain language explanations of the features at The Linx 3D, The Latest Made For iPhone Hearing Aid Technology. Steve will be doing a series of articles about his experience with the hearing aids that you should watch out for.

The Latest Made For iPhone Hearing Aids

Signia is the latest hearing aid brand to introduce a Made For iPhone hearing aid to their line-up. It is a very interesting device and it represents some real firsts for the hearing aid industry

Signia

Pure 13 BT Primax Hearing Aids

Pure 13 BT Primax Prices

We would expect the range depending on technology level, to be sold at prices from £1200.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1200.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1200.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

Signia ( owned by Sivantos, formerly Siemens) have introduced a completely new concept for them. The Signia Pure® 13 BT px is their first ever Made For iPhone hearing aid technology. They say that it delivers uncompromising sound, industry-leading connectivity, and revolutionary remote hearing care, along with great battery life. Wearers will be fully connected to their environment, each other, their iPhone® and to their hearing care professional. The devices will be introduced worldwide in May 2017, they are based on the Primax platform and will be available in the usual three levels of technology. 

As I said, the devices represent a few firsts for the industry, they will be the world’s first telehealth-supported hearing aid with iPhone audio streaming capabilities, the first hearing aid to use iPhone motion sensors to improve hearing in certain situations and the first hearing aid to provide both “high-definition binaural hearing” and Bluetooth® audio streaming (from a connected device). The devices will be powered by a size 13 battery which is good news for users, the 13 battery combined with the low energy use should mean less battery changes. 

Signia Pure 13 BT

As with all Made For iPhone hearing aids the Signia Pure® 13 BT will stream audio directly from iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. It will use the Bluetooth® low energy (LE) standard. This will enable high fidelity stereo streaming with reduced energy consumption. Signia have also retained their own wireless radio on the devices, which means that when you are streaming audio, you don't lose the benefit of the ear 2 ear communication. This is important for the user, Signia’s ear-to-ear (e2e™) wireless system is used to provide better spatial awareness and speech understanding.

Motion Detection

People frequently move while they are speaking, and Signia think that their hearing aids should react dynamically and adjust to their changing listening situation. The Pure® 13 BT is the first hearing aid to utilize the iPhone motion sensors to deliver input that allows adjustments in sound processing based on your activities. Signia say that the devices understand when a user is in motion and for the first time ever this data will allow them to deliver optimal hearing in that situation.

Pure 13 BT Connectivity

Essentially when a wearer is walking, running or driving, the hearing aids understand they are in motion, and will automatically adjust to better hear a conversation partner at their side or from the back while maintaining awareness of environmental sounds like sirens, approaching vehicles, or pedestrians. Signia claims that motion detection will make their environmental classification system even more robust, by adding a valuable data point. I can not fault them here, it is an outstanding idea and a sign of real innovation. 

Signia AppCompanion App

The new myControl™ App is made specifically for Pure 13 BT hearing aids. It offers a range of advantages beyond direct streaming of audio. It acts as a remote control for quick and easy changes to settings like volume and programs, and delivers advanced adjustment options to the user for personalization of sound. 

The new app will allow you to make personalized adjustments to programs, volume, microphone directionality, and treble/bass, during audio streaming. Pure 13 BT hearing aids will help users look after their hearing health. Similar to a fitness tracker, they create a personal sound profile over time based on noise exposure, so you can protect your hearing health.

The app tracks your daily noise exposure, and displays the information in an easily readable way. This is an interesting little datum point, it will allow you to understand what levels of noise you are exposing yourself to on a daily basis allowing you to understand the possibilities of damaging your hearing through noise exposure. 

Telecare 2.0

The Pure® 13 BT is the first Signia hearing aid to utilize TeleCare 2.0. This upgrade introduces additional capabilities such as advanced data logging, secure end-to-end encrypted data transfer, and improved remote hearing aid adjustments. The professional can now adjust your hearing aids remotely across four frequency bands (previously only gain and tone control were available to providers). The user will interact with your provider via the Signia myHearing App, which is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. 

Signia tele-care

You can read more about Signias outstanding Telecare innovation here

The Smallest Rechargeable Hearing Aid Ever

Unitron introduced a brand new platform called the Tempus and not to be left behind in the rechargeable stakes they introduced the smallest rechargeable hearing as well. Let's take a look at both. 

Unitron

Tempus Hearing Aids

The new Tempus range is a full family of hearing aid solutions with five technology levels. They say that it is a truly ground-breaking technology that is focused on simply driving your conversations. The platform has only been released with the Moxi (their RIC family) and The Stride BTEs, but as we said, it is the first time that Unitron has offered a rechargeable hearing aid option. Unitron says their platform has introduced several new improvements all focused on delivering better conversations for users. The feedback that we have gotten is that the new Tempus range is outstanding and the sense of localisation of sound that is delivered is fantastic. 

Moxi Tempus range

The Moxi Tempus Range

Technology Levels

The Tempus range is available in five different levels of technology

T Pro – These premium hearing aids work together to automatically help you hear your best in all types of conversations. When background noise is high, your hearing aids will focus on speech from any direction. You will also enjoy effortless, natural hearing and enhanced music performance.

T 800 – Both hearing aids communicate to automatically help you hear better in all types of conversations, especially when background noise is high. You will enjoy effortless, natural hearing and enhanced music performance.

T 700 – Both hearing aids communicate to automatically help you hear better, especially when background noise is high. You will enjoy effortless, natural hearing.

T 600 – These hearing aids automatically help you hear better in some types of conversations and when you are simply relaxing.

T 500 – These hearing aids help you hear better, especially in quieter environments.

Stride Tempus hearing aids

The Stride Tempus BTE Range

Unitron Moxi Fit R

The Smallest Ric, Now The Smallest Rechargeable Hearing Aids Ever

The introduction of the Moxi Fit R, means that Unitron now has both the smallest ever RIC hearing aid (Moxi Now) and the smallest ever Rechargeable hearing aid in their line-up. The Moxi Fit R is based on rechargeable batteries using silver-zinc technology. It gives them some advantages over Lithium-ion. Unitron has also made the tech backwards compatible so if you own a Moxi Fit, you can make it a rechargeable hearing aid. It is a very stable and very safe system with a much smaller footprint than Lithium-ion which means much smaller hearing aids. It is also a very forgiving system for users, forget to charge your hearing aids and you can just slot in a disposable battery. The rechargeable option will be available in every technology level. That's a lot of benefits. 

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What The Moxi Fit R Offers:

  • 30 hours of use on one charge (24 hours with streaming)
  • The most stable battery tech
  • Smallest ever rechargeable hearing aid
  • Easy to change to a disposable if you forget to charge
  • Backward compatible to older models
  • Offered in all levels of tech, Pro, 800, 700, 600 and 500 

You can read our article about the pros and cons of modern rechargeable hearing aids here

Phonak introduces the most discreet custom hearing aid ever

At the same time as Unitron were making their introductions, Phonak expanded on their Belong range with two new offerings. The introduced a completely new concept in custom hearing aids and a new range of BTE hearing aids that includes the first-ever Lithium-Ion rechargeable option. Let's take a look at them. 

Phonak

Virto B-Titanium Invisible Hearing Aids

Virto B Titanium Prices

We would expect the range depending on technology level, to be sold at prices from £1500.00 to £2200.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1800.00 to €3000.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1900.00 to $3200.00 in the USA.

They introduced the new Virto hearing aid type as part of their Virto Belong range. The device is a completely new concept in custom hearing aid design, it is the first hearing aid device to use medical grade titanium to form the custom shell. While this alone is innovative, they have used the properties of the metal to ensure that they can offer discreet custom hearing aids to more people than ever. 

Virto B-Titanium

A Titanium Shell

As I have said, using a titanium shell for a hearing aid is a radically new move. It is the first time that titanium has been used in the manufacture of a custom hearing aid. It means that they can deliver a super discreet hearing device and they say that the Virto B-Titanium is the smallest Phonak in-the-ear hearing aid ever!

Three Levels of Receiver

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

Technology Levels

The Virto B-Titanium will only be available in the 90 and the 70 levels of technology for the moment. So if you want ultimate discretion you will have to consider higher levels of technology. 

Will Fit More People Than Ever

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

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Geoffrey (Geoff, anything else makes him nervous) Cooling has been involved with the hearing aid industry for over ten years. He has worked in private practice dispensing hearing aids and as a manufacturer's rep. He has written two books and they are both available on Amazon. He loves technology, passing on knowledge and is legendary for many other things, primarily the amount he curses, his dry and mischievous sense of humour and his complete intolerance of people who are full of themselves. Please feel free to connect with him

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