Based on 9 User Reviews
I'm a second-time Phonak user (4 yrs) having just moved from the Solano series to the Audeo V70. While I've only been using them for a week, I'm not exactly enthralled with them at this point. In the auto setting, my volume with the V70's are very inconsistent unlike the Solano units that performed much better. It seems that when there are two or more competing sounds at hand (i.e. voices, background music and possible a clothes washer/dryer running), the volume suddenly INCREASES drastically for about 10-20 seconds before going very mute. It eventually evens out again, but not like I experience with the Solanos. This has happened repeatedly when in shopping malls and while at home. I have a follow-up appointment in a few days and will see if the audiologist can replicate the problem in the lab. Otherwise, I will return to using my Solanos until I know the new units are no longer fluctuating so erratically.
I tried this hearing aid for 2 weeks before making the jump to the V90 version. From what I've read, one of the primary reasons to invest in the new Phonak aids (Venture family), is to take advantage of the binaural beamforming...hearing aid microphones communicate with each other in noisy places and make sound more clear. HOWEVER, this version V70 only allows you to access that feature through a manual program...meaning...anytime you are in noise and need to hear better, you have to push the tiny button on the aid. Not a big deal, but with the V90, this happens automatically. As I play in a band and spend A LOT of time in very loud places, the upgrade to the 90 was well worth it for me. The 70 is still a good hearing aid don't get me wrong but if you want something that is a little more seamless, make the jump to the 90 and you won't regret it.
I am absolutely elated with my new Phonaks. Never did I imagine that my hearing would sound so natural. As soon as I put this hearing aid on I was astonished at the sound quality compared to my older hearing aids. I feel a renewed energy for life as I go on with what I would consider to be near perfect hearing. Even as I type this now I am emotional about the difference this hearing aid has already made in my life. Thank you to Phonak for providing such a high quality device to so many of us who suffer in silence!
Buy the V90 model and get the Speech in Loud Noise program with StereoZoom. I'm a young professional and am constantly in very noisy environments like lecture halls, trade shows, restaurants, etc, and having the Speech in Loud Noise program kick in automatically with the V90s (for me), meant my hearing aids were fully automated and I no longer had to ever adjust any volume or program settings. The v70s sound good and are great hearing aids and sound excellent until you get into noise, at which point you have to manually switch programs into Speech in Loud Noise. The V90 which I ended up purchasing does this automatically and it's made all the difference in the world for me.
I am extremely pleased with these hearing aids and with the provider Zip got for me. 2 days after my initial call to Zip I was wearing these aids and paid an even lower price that what is posted. Thrilled with their performance and the customer service of Zip, my hearing specialist, and Phonak.
Just received my new hearing aids (Phonak V70) today, and so far, like them ALOT! My "old" Phonaks were 9 + years old, and technology has obviously improved.
I received my single Audeo V70 hearing aid over a month ago. I have owned a variety of behind the ear aids over the last 15 years. This particular aid is a step up in realism of sound - voices and music. ZipHearing beat prices from other vendors (even with Insurance) for the same aid. My local provider was very professional in fitting , equalizing, and distributing my hearing aid.
First time for hearing aids. They work very well and I am quite pleased. Process was smooth and efficient and saved me money.
I got the Phonak Audeo V70 & CROS II system recently, and it would be an understatement to say that it has opened up a whole new world for me. I have no hearing in my right ear, and some days after I got the system, I was hugging someone goodbye, and she whispered in my ear. First, I have to say, it was quite a shock to hear someone whispering on that side ... it made the hair stand up on my neck. Second, and more importantly, it made me wonder how many things had been said or murmured that I haven't heard over the years. I would urge anyone thinking about getting a system to get one ... there is no downside to hearing everything you can (although I have a friend who quipped once that I have it good because I don't have to listen to half of the crazy stuff people say!).
I should mention that Jeff at ZipHearing was helpful, professional, patient, and genuinely concerned for my happiness with the product. I cannot recommend ZipHearing any more highly. Don't procrastinate ... I glad I didn't. Happy listening!
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I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND ZipHearing.com. They saved me $1,300 and connected me with an excellent local company, plus gave me a year supply of hearing aid batteries. I am a completely satisfied customer. Highly recommended!
I contacted ZipHearing and received a great pair of hearing aids for way below the cost that the hearing center was asking. It's a great way to save a lot of money on state of the art products and I'm glad I found them before paying full price. Service is excellent as well.