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Phonak Belong Bolero 50 Hearing Aids

The Latest Standard BTE Hearing Aids From Phonak including Their First Rechargeable BTE Hearing Aid

The Belong Bolero 50 platform is Phonak's latest standard BTE hearing aids range. Phonak have included a lithium-ion rechargeable BTE in the range, the Bolero B50-PR . It is the first Lithium-ion rechargeable BTE to the market and the first Standard rechargeable BTE for Phonak. They say that the battery pack will deliver 24 hours of hearing with one simple charge (expected results when fully charged, and up to 80 minutes wireless streaming time) which is in line with the performance of their Audeo B-R. You can read about all the latest hearing solutions from Phonak here. You can read about all of the big hearing aid companies here

This range is a big step down from the B70 and the B90, in this technology level you lose access to a lot of pretty cool features that are available on the higher technology models. Your decision really depends on what you want from them, I mean you have to be reasonable about your expectations. If you want a good all round hearing aid that will do the job for your in less complex sound situations, then this is the range for you. If however, you want something to help you down the local pub on a Friday night, maybe you should look elsewhere. But that really goes for every hearing aid at this level of technology. 

Phonak Bolero Belong P-R Rechargeable behind the ear hearing aid

Belong Bolero B50 hearing aids are also automatic and will recognise and automatically adapt to your listening situations. The range runs on the new improved AutoSense OS and at this level of technology it has three automatic programmes that seamlessly blend together to give you the best hearing possible.  AutoSense OS accurately analyses the sound environment and then precisely blends feature elements from those three programs to provide a seamless listening experience. You also get five extra manual programs to work with on this level for maximum fine tuning for different situations. The Belong Bolero 50 range is a full model line up with four Bolero B models. They include B50-M, B50-P, B50-SP, and the rechargeable B50-PR.

Bolero Belong 50 Prices

We would expect the range to be sold at prices from £1100.00 to £1400.00 in the UK depending on the Practice and location. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from €1400.00 to €1800.00 in Ireland. We would expect the range to be sold at prices from $1500.00 to $1900.00 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. 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. 

You can see our UK hearing aid Price List here and our Irish hearing aid prices list here

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Automatic programs:

  • Comfort in Noise: Actively reduces noise for increased comfort when no speech is present.
  • Speech in Noise: Adapts and reduces noise from behind in real time and applies and optimises the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in noisy environments.
  • Calm Situation: Provides optimal gain for speech understanding and listening comfort when engaging in one-on-one conversations in quiet.

Manual programs:

  • Acoustic phone: The key feature DuoPhone streams the signal in real time to the other ear so the caller's voice is heard in both ears with an average benefit of 3.1 dB SNR.

Signature features:

  • UltraZoom: UltraZoom is the adaptive multi-channel beamforming technology, which improves speech intelligibility within noisy situations. 
  • DuoPhone: Improves understanding on the phone by automatically streaming the caller's voice to the other ear, so that the voice is heard in both ears simultaneously.
  • FlexControl: FlexControl personalises AutoSense OS, transforming the simple action of turning a control up or down into a powerful adjustment tool.
  • Flex Volume: FlexVolume shapes the gain curve in a frequency dependent manner, resulting in increased clarity when more volume is required.
  • Real Ear Sound: Real Ear Sound simulates the performance characteristics of the pinna (outer ear). This restores localisation and the ability to experience natural sound perception.
  • SoundRecover2: The next generation of SoundRecover further improves audibility and utilises an adaptive frequency lowering algorithm.
  • Tinnitus Balance noise generator: The Tinnitus Balance noise generator generates a broadband sound for use in tinnitus management therapies.
  • WaterResistant: Phonak WaterResistant hearing aids are water, sweat, moisture and dust resistant.
  • WhistleBlock: WhistleBlock differentiates between naturally occurring feedback-like sounds and true feedback. This means increased audibility and sound quality that is free from annoying feedback.
  • NoiseBlock: Noise Block Processing is particularly effective at reducing uncomfortable environmental noise.
  • QuickSync: One touch on the program selection button or volume control results in instant identical change in the other instrument.
  • User Preference Tuning: Remembers adjustments you make with FlexControl and FlexVolume and applies them automatically for a hearing aid more in tune with your preferences.
  • auto Acclimatization: auto Acclimatization is used to automatically increase the your amplification, while you are using the device.
  • AOV: Acoustically Optimised Venting (AOV) reduces occlusion to the lowest level possible by optimising the fitting calculation.
  • 12 Finetuning Channels: Precision by your hearing aid can be customised to their specific hearing needs.

The Range

The Bolero range is a full model line up with four models. They will include B50-M, B50-P, B50-SP, and the rechargeable B50-PR.

Hearing Aid Models

  • B50-M
  • B50-P
  • B50-SP
  • B50-PR
  • Phonak

    Bolero B50-M 

    Bolero Belong M

    The Bolero B50-M model is the smallest of the range, a micro BTE powered with a 312 battery it will cover Moderate to Severe hearing losses. The device comes with a programme button and has an onboard telecoil. The device can be fitted with a thin tube or traditional tube and mould configuration. 

    Price

    From £1100.00 to £1400.00 in the UK. From €1400.00 to €1800.00 in Ireland. From $1500.00 to $1900.00 in the USA.

    Features

    • AutoSense OS with three programs to select the best hearing aid settings for that situation.
    • UltraZoom Standard focuses the hearing aid microphones in front of you while reducing noise from the sides and behind.
    • DuoPhone streams a phone conversation to the non-phone ear to help improve understanding on the phone.
    • SoundRecover2 compresses sounds from areas where hearing is most damaged, to an area with better hearing. 
    • QuickSync co-ordinates the hearing aids so that adjustments made to one device are automatically made on the other device.
    • TinnitusBalance emits a soft noise that is designed to distract attention away from an individual’s tinnitus.
    • NoiseBlock reduces background noise to improve listening comfort.
    • WaterResistant, hearing aids are water, sweat, moisture and dust resistant.
    • WhistleBlock differentiates between naturally occurring feedback-like sounds and true feedback. This means increased audibility and sound quality that is free from annoying feedback.
    • QuickSync means that one touch on the program selection button or volume control results in instant identical change in the other instrument.
    • User Preference Tuning, remembers adjustments you make with FlexControl and FlexVolume and applies them automatically for a hearing aid more in tune with your preferences.
    • auto Acclimatization, auto Acclimatization is used to automatically increase the your amplification, while you are using the device.
    • AOV, Acoustically Optimised Venting (AOV) reduces occlusion to the lowest level possible by optimising the fitting calculation.
    • 12 Finetuning Channels: Precision by your hearing aid can be customised to their specific hearing needs.
  • Phonak

    Bolero B50-P 

    Bolero Belong P

    The Bolero B50-P model is slightly larger, it is powered by a 13 battery cell and comes with a programme button, volume control, telecoil and will cover up to severe hearing losses. The device can be fitted with a thin tube fitting or a traditional tube and  mould configuration.

    Price

    From £1100.00 to £1400.00 in the UK. From €1400.00 to €1800.00 in Ireland. From $1500.00 to $1900.00 in the USA.

    Features

    • AutoSense OS with three programs to select the best hearing aid settings for that situation.
    • UltraZoom Standard focuses the hearing aid microphones in front of you while reducing noise from the sides and behind.
    • DuoPhone streams a phone conversation to the non-phone ear to help improve understanding on the phone.
    • SoundRecover2 compresses sounds from areas where hearing is most damaged, to an area with better hearing. 
    • QuickSync co-ordinates the hearing aids so that adjustments made to one device are automatically made on the other device.
    • TinnitusBalance emits a soft noise that is designed to distract attention away from an individual’s tinnitus.
    • NoiseBlock reduces background noise to improve listening comfort.
    • WaterResistant, hearing aids are water, sweat, moisture and dust resistant.
    • WhistleBlock differentiates between naturally occurring feedback-like sounds and true feedback. This means increased audibility and sound quality that is free from annoying feedback.
    • QuickSync means that one touch on the program selection button or volume control results in instant identical change in the other instrument.
    • User Preference Tuning, remembers adjustments you make with FlexControl and FlexVolume and applies them automatically for a hearing aid more in tune with your preferences.
    • auto Acclimatization, auto Acclimatization is used to automatically increase the your amplification, while you are using the device.
    • AOV, Acoustically Optimised Venting (AOV) reduces occlusion to the lowest level possible by optimising the fitting calculation.
    • 12 Finetuning Channels: Precision by your hearing aid can be customised to their specific hearing needs.
  • Phonak

    Bolero B SPBolero B50-SP 

    The Bolero B50-SP is the largest model, again it is powered by a 13 battery and comes with a programme button, volume control and telecoil. The device will cover severe to profound hearing losses. The device can be fitted with a thin tube fitting or a traditional tube and  mould configuration. 

    Price

    From £1100.00 to £1400.00 in the UK. From €1400.00 to €1800.00 in Ireland. From $1500.00 to $1900.00 in the USA.

    Features

    • AutoSense OS with three programs to select the best hearing aid settings for that situation.
    • UltraZoom Standard focuses the hearing aid microphones in front of you while reducing noise from the sides and behind.
    • DuoPhone streams a phone conversation to the non-phone ear to help improve understanding on the phone.
    • SoundRecover2 compresses sounds from areas where hearing is most damaged, to an area with better hearing. 
    • QuickSync co-ordinates the hearing aids so that adjustments made to one device are automatically made on the other device.
    • TinnitusBalance emits a soft noise that is designed to distract attention away from an individual’s tinnitus.
    • NoiseBlock reduces background noise to improve listening comfort.
    • WaterResistant, hearing aids are water, sweat, moisture and dust resistant.
    • WhistleBlock differentiates between naturally occurring feedback-like sounds and true feedback. This means increased audibility and sound quality that is free from annoying feedback.
    • QuickSync means that one touch on the program selection button or volume control results in instant identical change in the other instrument.
    • User Preference Tuning, remembers adjustments you make with FlexControl and FlexVolume and applies them automatically for a hearing aid more in tune with your preferences.
    • auto Acclimatization, auto Acclimatization is used to automatically increase the your amplification, while you are using the device.
    • AOV, Acoustically Optimised Venting (AOV) reduces occlusion to the lowest level possible by optimising the fitting calculation.
    • 12 Finetuning Channels: Precision by your hearing aid can be customised to their specific hearing needs.
  • Phonak

    Bolero Belong PRBolero B50-PR

    The B50-PR is the rechargeable model which runs on a sealed and integrated lithium-ion powerpack. The device is similar in size to the Bolero B-SP. It also has a programme button, volume control and telecoil. The device can be fitted with a thin tube fitting or a traditional tube and  mould configuration. It will cover mild to severe hearing losses. The Bolero B50-PR is a good choice for someone who spends time in demanding listening environments and wants maximal control over their hearing aids.

    Price

    From £1100.00 to £1400.00 in the UK. From €1400.00 to €1800.00 in Ireland. From $1500.00 to $1900.00 in the USA.

    The P hearing aid style is quite a powerful aid and can be expected to be fitted to people with severe hearing loss. The device has a programme button, volume control and a telecoil onboard. The amplification output of this aid demands a lot of power, so Phonak must be very confident with the battery technology.

    What are the key features of the Bolero P-R

    • Rechargeable lithium-ion power cell
    • 24 hours continuous use with up to 5 hours streaming
    • Easy charging
    • Unique OneShell design
    • AutoSense OS with three programs to select the best hearing aid settings for that situation.
    • UltraZoom Standard focuses the hearing aid microphones in front of you while reducing noise from the sides and behind.
    • DuoPhone streams a phone conversation to the non-phone ear to help improve understanding on the phone.
    • SoundRecover2 compresses sounds from areas where hearing is most damaged, to an area with better hearing. 
    • QuickSync co-ordinates the hearing aids so that adjustments made to one device are automatically made on the other device.
    • TinnitusBalance emits a soft noise that is designed to distract attention away from an individual’s tinnitus.
    • NoiseBlock reduces background noise to improve listening comfort.
    • WaterResistant, hearing aids are water, sweat, moisture and dust resistant.
    • WhistleBlock differentiates between naturally occurring feedback-like sounds and true feedback. This means increased audibility and sound quality that is free from annoying feedback.
    • QuickSync means that one touch on the program selection button or volume control results in instant identical change in the other instrument.
    • User Preference Tuning, remembers adjustments you make with FlexControl and FlexVolume and applies them automatically for a hearing aid more in tune with your preferences.
    • auto Acclimatization, auto Acclimatization is used to automatically increase the your amplification, while you are using the device.
    • AOV, Acoustically Optimised Venting (AOV) reduces occlusion to the lowest level possible by optimising the fitting calculation.
    • 12 Finetuning Channels: Precision by your hearing aid can be customised to their specific hearing needs.

You can take a look at the full Phonak range of hearing aids here

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