Virto 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