Phonak Audéo V70 User Review
The Audéo V70 is currently Phonak’s newest advanced receiver-in-canal hearing aid. This hearing aid sits virtually invisibly behind the ear and comes in a wide range of colors. You can get this hearing aid in 3 different battery sizes, from smallest to largest, size 10, 312, and 13. This hearing aid is best for folks with social and active lifestyles who demand state of the art technology. Phonak is a premier hearing aid manufacturer with a very good reputation- this is a hearing aid and a manufacturer that you can count on!
I am a 50 year old woman and I have mild hearing loss in one ear and moderate loss in the ear I am wearing this hearing aid in. The hearing loss was first detected when I was in grade school and has remained the same for many years. I didn’t have a problem hearing in most situations. In my forties, my ENT and Audiologist thought that I might benefit from a hearing aid, but left it up to me to decide when the time was right. Over the past year, I, or should I say my family noticed my hearing was worsening, which prompted me to invest in this hearing aid. Before the aid, I had difficulty with word crispness and distinguishing some consonant sounds when someone was speaking to me from another room or behind me. I also had difficulty hearing when there was a lot of background noise and needed to be looking at the person who was speaking.
So a hearing aid was first suggested for me about 7 years ago, but I didn’t feel that my hearing loss at that time affected my every day live enough to justify the cost. A few days ago, I finally decide to purchase the hearing aid when my family became frustrated with my inability to hear them and my requests to repeat what they said. I paid $2500 for one Phonak Audéo V70. The initial exam, 2 yr. warranty, 1 yr office visits and 1 yr batteries were included.
On a scale of 1-10 I would give the V70 a 9. It’s small and barely noticeable even with my hair up in a pony tail. It’s comfortable to wear and has improved my hearing and quality (crispness of words). In fact it is so comfortable that sometimes I forget that I have it in when I go to bed. I got used to it right away. The only minor problem I have noticed is sometimes my ear canal gets a little itchy. I am definitely hearing more than I did prior to wearing the hearing aid and “what” is used a lot less. I knew that the hearing aid would not recapture all of the sounds I was not hearing, but it has significantly improved the range of sounds I hear and I am very happy with it.
Thanks for the review Darlene! If you have experience with the V70 or any of the Audéo V hearing aids, please leave your comments below.
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