Phonak Hearing Aid Models, Prices, & Reviews
Popular Phonak Hearing Aid Models
Our most popular Phonak hearing aids include the new Audéo Marvel, rechargeable Audéo Marvel, and custom in-the-ear Virto B models. Before learning more about these hearing aids, you may want to know that each one comes in four performance levels: Essential, Standard, Advanced, and Premium. In most cases, you can identify the performance level of Phonak hearing aids by the model number included in their name (A higher model number indicates a higher performance level). For example, Audéo M90 represents the Premium level of Audéo M hearing aids, while Audéo M30 represents the Essential level.
Stepping up from one performance level to the next generally increases the number of features or programs to improve sound quality, comfort, or speech understanding in specific listening situations. For instance, all Audéo M hearing aids include programs for calm situations or speech in noise, but only the Premium level (Audéo M90) includes programs tuned specifically for speech in wind noise. The difference between Phonak hearing aid performance levels is not just about additional programs. Higher performance levels may also include a more sophisticated version of features also found at the Essential level. Which Phonak hearing aids should you choose? This is a matter of individual hearing needs and personal preference. While discreet appearance tops the priority list for some people, Bluetooth phone connectivity matters more to others. In general, the more specific or challenging hearing needs you have, the more you may want to consider choosing advanced hearing aids. With a wide range of features and options, and with multiple hearing aid styles designed for any level of hearing loss, Phonak offers something for nearly everyone. You can expect excellent sound quality, great reliability, and a refined fit and finish across the Phonak product range.
In the sections below, you'll find information on Phonak's current and most popular hearing aids models, along with pricing and feature information so you can determine which Phonak hearing aid is appropriate for you. If you're simply looking to get your Phonak hearing aids repaired, or looking for Phonak parts, like wax filters or domes, feel free to give us a call and we'll point you in the right direction. Otherwise, feel free to review the popular models below, and at the top of this page you'll find links to each Phonak hearing aid model, along with prices, features, and online ratings, and more in-depth Phonak reviews on each product page.
Audéo™ MarvelThe best of modern hearing aids, like Audéo™ Marvel, take the experience of wearing hearing aids to a new level. No longer does choosing a hearing aid revolve around the hearing aids alone. Now, it’s the sum of the parts, the total package, the whole experience of using them that matters. Audéo™ Marvel bring an experience that focuses on clear, rich sound, high-quality wireless connectivity, smart apps, and the added convenience of optional rechargeable batteries.
Audéo™ Marvel, or Audéo™ M for short, are the first Phonak hearing aids released on the new Marvel platform. Featuring AutoSense OS 3.0 sound processing, they introduce a few new automatic programs, so they sound great in a wide variety of situations. We are seeing incredible demand for Marvel hearing aids with our customers reporting high levels of satisfaction with them.
With Bluetooth connectivity for Android and Apple iOS mobile devices, Audéo™ M deliver hands-free phone use in a more refined and battery-saving implementation than their Audéo™ B Direct predecessor. Even better, Audéo™ M are the industry’s first hearing aids that can recognize speech and music streaming inputs, optimizing sound quality automatically. In contrast, other hearing aids put an automatic classifier to work only for sounds picked up by the microphones, and not for wireless streaming. Audeo Marvel hearing aids are also available with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, in the Audeo MR model.
- You want a true hands-free phone solution for direct streaming from Android and Apple iOS mobile devices.
- You want to connect to Bluetooth audio sources other than a sparkling, new smartphone.
- You would appreciate real-time captioning on your mobile device, with the Phonak MyCall-to-Text app.
Virto™ BVirto B are the world’s first hearing aids with Biometric Calibration. As part of the Belong family, they share the fully automatic functionality of Autosense OS with their Audéo B siblings. The most notable difference is that Virto B hearing aids are worn in the ear canal rather than behind the ear. They must be custom made in the shape of your ear to fit comfortably and work effectively. This means you will need to visit your local ZipHearing partner for ear impressions before Phonak can build a hearing aid just for you. Building the hearing aid is only part of the customization process, because Phonak also fine tunes the listening programs, based on the size and shape of your ear (Yes, really) - a process Phonak calls “biometric calibration”. Why should this matter? The answer has to do with how sound waves reflect off the ear toward the hearing aid microphones. Subtle differences between ears of different sizes and shapes can degrade the performance of directional microphones in canal-style hearing aids. Since directional microphones are one of the most important features for improving speech understanding in background noise, calibrating the hearing aids for individual listeners results in better hearing performance compared to uncalibrated hearing aids. Virto B is available in six models and four performance levels in a variety of styles with or without a volume control. Suitable for mild to severe hearing loss or up to profound hearing loss, with some models.
- You are looking for in-canal hearing aids with top-notch automatic hearing performance
- You want to enjoy Bluetooth wireless connectivity and prefer in-ear hearing aids compared to other styles
Virto™ B TitaniumThis hearing aid doesn’t just have titanium in its name. It is actually made of the precious metal. Who would want a titanium hearing aid? Anyone who wants super discreet, durable invisible-style hearing aids. This hearing aid’s ultra-thin titanium shell is 50% thinner than the acrylic and other materials used to build other custom hearing aids. This makes it possible for the Titanium model fit in tighter spaces, such as small and winding ear canals. Having such a thin shell also leaves more room for an air vent, meaning Titanium hearing aids may allow for better air circulation in your ear canal, which helps your own voice sound natural, and can improve sound quality.
In terms of what is on the inside of the hearing aid, Virto B Titanium has the same Autosense OS electronics as performance, Virto B Titanium is equivalent to its Virto B counterpart, just smaller. As far as controlling the Virto B Titanium, it may be ordered with a push-button, allowing wearers to control the hearing aid's volume. If it is determined there is no room for a push-button on the device (because it's so small), Phonak will supply a small metal keychain-like wand, called the “MiniControl” which allows a user to change the volume by simply raising the wand to the hearing aid, which will then emit a sound (audible only to the user), indicating the volume has successfully changed. Virto B titanium comes in two performance levels, Advanced and Premium.
- You want the smallest and lightest invisible hearing hearing aids, without sacrificing hearing performance.
- You prefer invisible hearing aids, but you’ve been told your ear canals are too small, or you have had difficulty getting invisible hearing aids to fit comfortably (and you’re willing to try again)
Phonak Hearing Aid Reviews
The sound quality is excellent in my opinion. These units are very well made, and comfortable to wear; excellent battery life. These units have given me a better mental Attitude. I now can hear the leaves Russell on the trees when I go outside,;I now can hear the TV, and understand what is being said with out the volume being sky high. I can even here the key clicks on my cell phone when texting etc. Last but not least the remote apt. Is great! What a wonderful finishing touch to a great Product. “Life is really on” with these phonak hearing aids.
I used to have lots of problems hearing in noisy places or when people were talking softly. Not anymore with my new hearing aids. I can now hear in restaurants, family dinners and church. Love that they are rechargeable so I don't have to worry about batteries anymore. Didn't think it would be worth it and make this much difference but I love my new hearing aids!
This is my first set of hearing aids, and there is definitely a difference between normal hearing and that which you experience through hearing aids. That is my biggest challenge. It feels like there is a constant echo, akin to what you might hear speaking through a microphone. I am still trying to get used to that. It is most prevalent when I hear myself speaking. I purchased Phonak Audeo Marvel 70R aids. I really like the rechargeable feature. There was only one time it did not recharge, and it was because I did not plug it in properly. The charge lasts all day- no complaints whatsoever. And it is fully charged rapidly. The Bluetooth connection with my iPhone 8+ is terrific. I can hear and answer calls directly through my aids, and I am also alerted to text messages that are received. This is very convenient especially when I am driving, or when my phone is in another room. The people with whom I have spoken over the phone through my aids have not experienced any difficulty understanding me, even when the phone was not nearby. There is an app called Phonak Remote through which you can make some adjustments to the sound levels. There is one thing wrong with this app I have noticed so far. In the spot where you have to select the function you are trying to manipulate, you have to choose via an "X" to select. There is no prior instruction to that effect. You have to figure it out for yourself. This is not user friendly to US customers, since "X" generally signifies to "exit" a function, not select it, in standard operating systems and apps. In general, the app does not seem very effective or efficient to me. I thought it would allow a lot more adjustments than it does, based on the marketing pamphlets that I reviewed prior to my decision to purchase the aids. I have mild to moderate hearing loss, and I am still working with my specialist to adjust the aids to best suit my needs. The aids have a feature called automatic acclimatization, which can be set to upgrade the amplification on a scheduled basis. Each day, your aids automatically adjust a little more to be closer to your target range, without having to visit the specialist in the interim. That is very convenient for me. I didn't realize that it would be such a gradual process to get to your target range, but it is probably better than trying to get used to them all at once. In general, I like the Phonak Audeo Marvel 70R aids. I anticipate looking into purchasing the TV Connector accessory, since I still have some difficulty understanding speech on TV, especially when the actors speak quickly, or have an accent. But I am now able to turn off the closed captioning on my TV, so that is a big plus to me, and it indicates to me that I am no longer struggling to understand speech on TV.
The hearing aids I purchased are Phonak Marvel. The quality of sound is much more clearer than my previous and older hearing aids. I really enjoy the extras with these newer technology units, meaning being able to control volume and different settings through my phone. I was able to get my hearing aids programmed with what works for me on the second office visit. Streaming music through my aids is also a plus.
Sound quality is great My hearing deficit is mainly around 4000k and the hearing aids sharpened the sound without being shrill. Conversation in noisy bars and restaurants is easier to understand. The Bluetooth connection works well with my phone and I enjoy making calls via the hearing aids. The hearing aids are comfortable and I hardly notice them to the point of accidentally stepping into the shower while wearing them. So far I am very happy with the hearing aids.
Does this hearing aid have attachment to listen Walkman or phone to listen music?
The sound quality is good. However, I can’t see any difference when at a restaurant & trying to block out background noise. I love the fact that I can answer my phone calls & talk thru my hearing aids. What fun. Also can hear my music directly thru them.
I am extremely disappointed in the Audeo B-70...could not get them balanced...even had a Phonak Representative come in and still not working right...for what they cost this should not be.
Amazing in every way. Love the Remote app for sound quality adjustment. Bluetooth pairing works seamlessly for calls & audiobook/music streaming. Highly recommend with one slight caveat (why it's only 4 1/2 stars insteada 5). You would think a leading hearing aid maker would be able to make a battery slot actually "grip" the battery - or have the door designed so the battery would lay snuggly in the door when you set your aids aside for the nite; instead if being loose when the speaker is pointed up. The right aid is fine (gravity holds the batt in door with speaker pointed up), the left one is not. I've lost 3 batteries in 4 days (drop, roll, god-knows-where) because the batt sits 'loose' in the door and if you're not careful, it falls out when you're setting your aids down for the nite. A slight annoyance to be sure... but it *is* very annoying. A slight glitch in an otherwise perfect product. Don't the engineers who design this stuff actually use & test their products in real life situations?!
Pros: -The sound quality is excellent; although, I think having them fitted and programmed properly maximizes your ability to appreciate the sound quality. I heard tones in music that I probably hadn't heard in years. Direct streaming music to the hearing aids was very good. In fact I am listening to and enjoying music more than I have in years. Hearing on the phone when connected to my Android Phone was the most beneficial feature of wearing this Hearing Aid. -This HA was the smallest of all the HAs that I saw during 3 different hearing evaluations at 3 different HA Centers. I chose the champagne color because it blended well with my silver and brown hair. I don't think anyone has even noticed them. Even if someone sees them, they look like sleek modern earbuds that many people wear, not hearing aids. -They come with 2 cases, one aid in each case. However, I keep one in the bathroom to protect them while I get in the shower or use hairspray. I keep one in my purse to protect them in the event that I need to remove them while I am out and about. For example going to the hair dresser. -This model also has programming for Tinnitus. I have had so much relief from Tinnitus while wearing them. The soft almost ocean like sound is much less distracting than the Tinnitus. I think that eventually I won't even notice this background noise.
CONS- If you stream music directly to the HAs, plus talk on the phone plus watch TV with a TV streaming device for long periods, the battery may not last. That is one of the negatives of their small size is the smaller battery. However, they charge very quickly with the provided charging device and any USB cord, so that you can charge them on the go from a battery pack or the car or your laptop. -The button to adjust the volume is a bit fiddly for me as I have some dexterity issues. I think time and practice will help this.
Phonak Hearing Aid Prices
|Audeo Marvel 90||$2299|
|Audeo Marvel 70||$1799|
|Audeo Marvel 50||$1349|
|Audeo Marvel 30||$1149|
|Audeo Marvel 90R||$2399|
|Audeo Marvel 70R||$1899|
|Audeo Marvel 50R||$1449|
|Audeo Marvel 30R||$1249|
|Virto B90 Titanium||$2499|
|Virto B70 Titanium||$1899|
|ComPilot Air II||$349|
|Pilot One II||$279|
|TV Link II||$149|
|ComPilot Air II/RemoteMic v2.0 bundle||$399|
|ComPilot II/TV Link II bundle||$379|