Conversations shine with Lumity
Released by Phonak on August 23, 2022, Audéo Lumity is Phonak's flagship line of hearing aids for wearers with mild-to-severe hearing loss. Audéo... READ MORE
Discreet design with brilliant speech understanding and natural sound
Released by Phonak on February 22, 2022, Virto Paradise is Phonak's flagship line of custom in-the-ear hearing aids for wearers with mild-to-severe he... READ MORE
Navigate conversations with confidence
Released by Phonak on August 7, 2023, Naída Lumity is Phonak's flagship line for severe-to-profound hearing losses. Naída Lumity is most well-known... READ MORE
Next level power, sound, and connectivity
Released by Phonak on Feb 2, 2021, Naída Paradise is an outdated model. If you're interested in Naída Paradise, we'd recommend checking out the nex... READ MORE
A multifunctional marvel
As of August 19, 2020, Audéo Marvel is an outdated model. If you're interested in Marvel, we'd recommend checking out the latest generation model, Au... READ MORE
A stigma-busting hearing aid that looks like a hearable
As of February 22, 2022 Virto Marvel is an outdated model. If you're interested in Virto Marvel, we'd recommend checking out the next generation model... READ MORE
There’s nothing like the sound of Paradise
Released by Phonak on August 19, 2020, Audéo Paradise is a somewhat outdated model. If you’re interested in a rechargeable hearing aid from Phonak,... READ MORE
Phonak- “Life is On”
Swiss-based Phonak was founded in 1947 and has been making history all along the way. Lately, they seem to be going from strength to strength.
As of 2022, Phonak is best known for being the leader in Bluetooth hearing aids. While most hearing aids from other brands can only directly connect to iPhones and a few Android phones, Phonak hearing aids stand alone in being Bluetooth-compatible with nearly every cell phone on the planet.
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Phonak hearing aid reviews
Read what a few of our favorite ZipHearing providers have to say about Phonak
What I like
Phonak is consistently one of the faster innovators in the hearing aid world. They are among the first manufacturers to create a super-powered rechargeable hearing aid, which has been great for my patients. They offer some of the most comprehensive options for Bluetooth connectivity, and they provide creative solutions for hearing in background noise in the form of their Roger technology. The myPhonak app also allows users to have a good degree of control over their hearing aids and make small adjustments as needed. Phonak allows me to work with patients with a wide range of hearing difficulties -- from individuals who only struggle to hear in very noisy situations, all the way to people who have a hard time getting by even in one-on-one conversations. The current line of technology (Lumity), comes in four technology levels, which can be used effectively to meet different needs for each patient. Phonak’s new Lumity hearing aids feature an updated design of the hearing aid charger, making it much easier to insert and remove the hearing aids. Additionally, a portable version of the charger is available, allowing for on-the-go charging without an additional accessory. Additionally, Phonak has created a waterproof model of their hearing aids, which I find to be great for folks who engage in activities that produce a lot of perspiration. Phonak has recently updated their myPhonak app, and it still has all of the same great features that it had prior to the update. However, I have received feedback from numerous patients that the app now looks cluttered and feels a bit more cumbersome to navigate.
What needs improving
Some maintenance parts, such as domes and wax traps, have proven challenging for some patients to utilize and change on their own. If someone has concerns about their grip strength or manual dexterity, there are some manufacturers that provide more usable solutions. I would like to see Phonak adopt a more user-friendly set-up for these parts so that more patients could effectively utilize their hearing aids.
What I like
Phonak’s lineup covers all of my patients, including those with severe to profound hearing loss, which is a significant portion of our practice. For years, they’ve led the industry in directional microphone tech to improve speech understanding in noise and the current lineup continues in this tradition. For those who need a bit more help in this setting, their Roger microphone system is absolutely top notch.
What needs improving
Even though the Roger system lets people hear very well in noise, it’s somewhat cost prohibitive. If they could bring the price down a bit, they would really have a great solution for almost everybody.
What I like
Phonak has been popular among our patients for several year now for having true Bluetooth connectivity that allows patients to be hands free when streaming phone calls with both Android and iPhones. It also allows them to connect to other Bluetooth enabled products such as laptop and desktop computers. They are now on the second generation of this feature with the Paradise line of behind the ear instruments, which comes with improved connectivity of multiple devices and an easier tap connection option on some models. Along with these cool Bluetooth features Phonak also does very well with sound quality and performance in difficult listening situations with the sophistication of their directional microphones and motion sensors.
What needs improving
Unfortunately, as happy as I am with Phonak’s hands free streaming capabilities, their app/connectivity has some problems that does not always make for a perfect streaming experience for our patients. Phonak is aware of these issues and hopefully we will see improvements in the app experience and updates to the hearing aid firmware that will eliminate these issues. I also eagerly wait for more style options in the Paradise product line since not every patient wants something behind their ear.
Latest user reviews
Yes they are expensive, yes they are worth it
Hi there, my name is Nick and today I’m gonna talk to you about my Phonak Lumity 90s. So for a brief introduction on my hearing loss history, I am very new to hearing loss, my hearing loss is mild and I’ve been experiencing it probably for the past 4 or 5 years, but have not really jumped into the world of hearing aids until this past November of 2022. I went to my audiologist and I was diagnosed with a mild hearing loss. My biggest complication is really in crowded areas with lots of background noise, I have a very hard time hearing the thing that I want to hear, instead I hear everything else. So having a job that requires a lot of conversation with people in those kind of environments , prior to the hearing aids it was almost impossible because I could not hear the person 2 feet in front of me. I heard everything else, but not that person, which is not that great. So I was recommended to get hearing aids by my audiologist and I did. They recommended 2 different models, they recommended the Lumity 90 by Phonak and they recommended the Widex Moment. I did a fitting with my audiologist, well not a fitting, I did a consultation and both seemed to work fine, I didn’t really know what to look for, I didn’t know what was good, what was bad, I just knew what was important to me. And what was important to me was music, right, I’m a musician, I play music, I listen to music, I experience music all day long, I also play guitar and I work on guitars so it’s important to me to be able to hear the little things, right, is there a decrease in the treble, is there an increase in the bass, I need to be able to hear these things so that I can properly diagnose what’s going on with the instrument. Finding a hearing aid that was going to allow me to do that was very important. So choosing between the 2 was going to come down to a couple different things- the technology, the accessories, and the ability to do the things that I do, whether it’s connecting to things via bluetooth or having zoom conference calls or talking hands-free, those were important things to me. So I chose the Phonak Lumity 90s for a few reasons. Number 1 is their hands-free calling and Bluetooth connectivity. So let’s start with the Bluetooth. These can connect I believe it’s up to 8 different Bluetooth devices at the same time, or sorry it can make those 8 connections but have 2 at the same time and you can switch between them easily. And for me that’s a big thing, I want to connect them to my phone, I want to connect them to my watch, and I want to connect them to my computer. Also, I have an Apple TV, so I can connect them to my Apple TV and beam that sound right into my hearing aids. So having those multiple connections was actually really important. Other devices use a different Bluetooth standard, like if they’re built for iOS, and it doesn’t really allow you to do that many connections at the same time, specifically the other hearing aid I was looking for like I couldn’t connect it to certain devices without having a secondary Bluetooth connectivity dongle, and I didn’t want to carry that around, I want everything kinda hands-free. The other benefit was making calls on the Lumity it’s a two way connection, I can hear through my hearing aids and also the microphone on the hearing aids picks up what I’m saying. Other devices I would’ve had to have another piece of technology maybe on my lapel or my collar or my shirt that would act as the microphone and the receiver and I didn’t want that, A it’s more money, and B it’s just another thing to carry around. So I guess now that I’ve been talking about these, let’s go ahead and show you what they’re like. This is the charging case for them, it does have a USB-C connection, and the bass is a little grippy, and this green ring lights up to show you that they are in fact receiving power. You will put your hearing aids in this to charge them, which is great, opening it is fairly easy, it’s a magnetic enclosure so there’s no latches. And there you can see the hearing aids, in their respective charging areas, and there’s an area for your domes. So I’m actually going to go ahead and take them out give you a little close up, I got them in the gun metal grey, sort of graphite looking finish, not because I wanted it to match my hair or my skin, I just like grey. I’m also using open domes so they are not closed, they are allowing quite a bit of the external sound into my canals and just providing some of that assistance. So I’m gonna go ahead and turn these on, both of them are the same, I’m gonna press and hold the button on the back for 5 ish seconds and you can see they start to blink green, letting you know they are in fact on. When you turn them off, they’re gonna blink red. As with most hearing aids these days, these are very low profile. You can tell me, but I can’t really see anything, you’d have to really go in there and look. Even the tube is really low key. If being subtle with your hearing aids is important to you this is a great option. They’re one of the smallest behind-the-ear receivers on the market, which is pretty cool. So why did I choose this? We talked about the Bluetooth connectivity, we talked about the hands-free calling and having it be two-way, I don’t need another accessory to act as a microphone, these act as a microphone. I can connect to a lot of different devices, my Apple TV, phone, watch, computer, I can do zoom calls, I can do everything. I can use these as headphones, which we’ll get to in a second, because that’s probably one of the downfalls for me. What do I like about them? They’re very light, I have a hard time remembering that they’re even on, not that they’re not working, that they’re on my ears, I can’t feel them, they’re not annoying, they don’t feel intrusive, they feel very natural, so that’s a big thing, knowing that they’re comfortable and knowing that they’re not going to bother you all day in terms of like a rubbing or an itching or a weight issue is fantastic. Here’s another thing I love about these hearing aids. The battery life is phenomenal, I use these from about 7, 730 in the morning, to probably about midnight, 1am, everyday, without fail, and by the end of the day, this is my experience, I put them away and they’re at about 20 to 25 percent battery left. So these things will last you all day without an issue. The battery life is fantastic. The one thing I did notice is it did decrease the battery life on my phone because these things are Bluetooth connected to your phone all day long, so that Bluetooth connection will consume more battery on your phone then usual, so just keep that in mind. One of the things I don’t like about this hearing aid, and I know it’s not the purpose, the main purpose is not to be a headphone and I understand that, so it’s just something I’m gonna live with, but the audio quality when streaming music from your phone into the hearing aids as a headphone with the open domes leaves something to be desired. There’s no real low end, it’s kinda tinny, it almost sounds like it’s from a distance, it’s kinda muffled, and I know yes, that’s the open dome letting the bass escape my ears and it’s really interfering with a pure music sound. There are things you can do to resolve that, you can work on that issues with your hearing specialist or hearing technician or audiologist to fine tune them via software, you can also go ahead and you can mess around with the app, which is kinda fun. Speaking of, the app, the Phonak app is interesting. It’s a little clunky, it feels almost a little dated, but, the functionality is fantastic, you can have multiple different presets for different environments that you’re in so that you can create custom profiles for these hearing aids. So for me, I have a restaurant mode which will really really block out most of that background noise and allow me to focus a narrow field in front of me so I can focus on what people are saying and hear them. I have a music mode which allows a lot more musical and noise data to come in so I’m not losing that low end or high end or whatever. So you can tailor as many presets as you want to certain environments and you can just go in and click the preset and it’ll switch real quick. The buttons are very responsive and clicky on the actual device themselves, so if you want to adjust the volume a little bit during the day, you can. One more really cool thing is these have a tap feature, so you can tap on the top of your ear and it will activate your software client, your assistant on your phone, so if you’re an Apple person, that’s the Siri thing, or if you’re google it could be the Hey google thing, so this if you double tap will activate that. It will also allow you to answer phone calls when they come into your phone. You can end phone calls with double tapping, you can start and stop music or a video, or pause something with the other ear and you can set that in the app. You can also set the sensitivity so you’re not slamming on your ear in order to make it work, you can make it very sensitive. Like I said, I have had very minor experience with one other hearing aid, I really wouldn’t count it as an experience as more of an exposure, it was just a few minutes, so really this is the baseline for my hearing aid experience, is the Phonak Audeo Lumity 90s that I own. I have thoroughly enjoying using them. I really, I would 100 percent recommend these to a friend, yes they are expensive, yes they are worth it. These are going to stay with me for a long time, they are going to grow with me, they are going to be able to handle any additional hearing loss that I incur in the future, which will probably happen, hopefully not too fast. If I were going to offer advice for someone who is considering purchasing hearing aids it would be to really think about what’s important to you. Is it connectivity, do I want to be able to connect to my technology seamlessly and without flaw? Is it audio quality of music or movies or TV? Is it the size, the color, the weight? You need to find your priorities, you need to figure out what’s important to you, and how you can get that to work in those hearing aids. Now, some hearing aids aren’t, they’re not going to be a good fit for you because they don’t punch those tickets, they don’t fill those requirements, but when you find one that does, get it, because I’m sure it is worth it, it will change the way you experience life, it will change the way you hear the things around you, and it will change the way you’re interacting with the people you choose to interact with. So, that’s my advice, pick what you like, focus on what you like, and make it work. So that is it for me. This is the Phonak Lumity 90, this is the super high premium top tier version of the Lumity’s, I love them, they’re great, they’re fantastic, I would recommend them to a friend absolutely, so make sure you check out the Lumity 90, the Lumity series and speak to someone whose able to help you out and guide you through the things you’re interested in learning about in terms of your hearing aids. Thank you
Hearing everything as I did in my youth
Good morning, my name is Roy and I’m 70 years old, I live near San Francisco, and I want to tell you about my experience with hearing aids in general, and with the ones I decided to purchase. I’ve been using hearing aids for about 12 years and I have a very severe hearing loss, so I need a very good device, and the highest technology. In the past 12 years I have tried two other companies, their names are not important, but they were in the top 5. I’m a very active person, and I need to hear people from all different types of situations, such as group meetings and family gatherings, and especially from my youngest grandchild. Like everyone else I’ve had trouble hearing people with all types of background noises. I’ve heard so many good reviews about Phonak and I wanted to check them out. I had ordered the Audeo Paradise, but the Lumity R Life had just been put on the market. So I used the Audeo Paradise for 3 weeks, and then I switched to the new Lumity R with the highest level 90 to get the best level of technology. Let me show you what they look like. I went for the black color because I always wear glasses and they look like the back of my glasses, talk about good camouflage. I use custom earmolds for my severe hearing loss, and I need to point out that the air vents need to be small so the hearing aids can work its full magic and not get distorted with other ambient sounds. Here’s my charger, I chose rechargeable batteries for my hearing aids so I bought a portable Phonak charger called the Go, so I can disconnect from electricity and I can carry it with me. It can carry 5 nights of charge before I put it back to electricity, I find this extremely convenient. Here’s my next accessory, which is the Roger On, and it helps me a lot in hearing in difficult situations, one-on-one, group meetings, and chatting in a party. I can put the Roger On on three different positions and it will amplify the voices directly to my hearing aids. You can attach it to someone and you can hear them across the room. You can point this small instrument, not too intrusively, in a person’s direction to hear them better, or you can simply put it on the table, and you can pick up all sounds, from all sides of the table. This was great for Thanksgiving, I can simply put it between the cranberry sauce and no one even noticed it. I chose this type of hearing aid for its highest performance of 90, so that I can get the full use of the features of the AutoSense 5.0, which has over 200 different combinations of settings to optimize the performance of different hearing situations, from close echo chambers, to big noisy restaurants, to people who talk softly. The changes are very subtle, so you don’t know it’s actually working, but you do get the results. It even has SpeechSensor and StereoZoom 2.0 in the hearing aids, which are pretty fancy words and I don’t think I know how to describe it exactly, but basically it can detect human speech and again focuses on understanding each word from all sides of your head. I would also like to say that this unit is waterproof. Many of the new lines of Phonak hearing devices are IP 68 rated, but the Lumity R Life is off the charts in waterproof, which allows me to know at least that they will not turn off if I accidentally go into the shower or if I swim. I saw a video of a woman putting them in her husband's jeans and washing them in the machine and then putting them back in her ear. Well I’m not gonna do this but I’m convinced that they are waterproof. I am very happy that I spent the extra money to get the highest level of hearing aids mostly because of the natural sounds I get from them. Also I love using the Bluetooth, which allows me to listen to music, podcasts, and especially my audiobooks so clearly, this is just fantastic. Even answering the phone with the tap of my ear is so effortless, also this hearing aid allows me to use the microphone of the hearing aids to send back to the person I’m talking to, other companies don’t do this. I have it programmed for 2 devices at the same time, so I don’t have to switch them on and off. I have it connected to my Apple TV so when I turn on the TV all the sounds go directly to my ears. The other device is of course my smartphone, so I get all my music, audiobooks, etc, directly to my ears, and this is all without turning one off and starting the other. This is just outrageously convenient. The only downside of this product is their mobile app is slow in responding to the Bluetooth for fine tuning, but since most of the changes I do are done automatically by the hearing aids, I don’t use it as much. Also the battery is not that strong, due to the great power that it’s doing, I get maybe 4-5 hours of streaming with a normal use up to 12 hours, I often take a nap so that if I know I’m going to be out late talking to other people, that extra hour gets me 3 hours more, so I work it out. I would totally recommend Phonak Lumity and this level of technology to my friends and family. The main advice I have for people who are looking for hearing devices is to make sure they fit your needs as best possible. If your hearing loss is not severe, then maybe over the counter is a good fit, but as time goes on, you will need to get a better hearing aid and you need to get to a local audiologist for an evaluation so you can be part of the hearing society. I have seen too many friends who separate themselves from life because they can’t hear a simple conversation from a good friend. It used to be a stigma to wear hearing aids, and yet now in our modern society you see so many young people with Apple AirPods or some kind of hearing device, so now it’s considered to be cool and we all like to be cool. In conclusion I feel people don’t know the miracle it is to hear until they lose it, and have no idea what a marvel the human ear is until it no longer functions normally. Only now with my Phonak hearing aids do I enjoy talking to people and hearing everything so normal as I did in my youth. I hope this review has helped you in knowing more about this product, and I want to thank you and say goodbye.
There's really nothing that I don't like
Hello, my name is Bob and I’d like to give a little review of the hearing aids I got from ZipHearing. These are my first set of hearing aids, I’ve never had hearing aids before, and I’ve had a hearing test from a local audiologist where I live in Amsterdam, NY and they gave me the hearing test and tried to sell me the hearing aids that he sells for like $5000, $5-$6000 I think it was, and it was just too expensive for me, I couldn’t afford that. So I did some research online and found out about ZipHearing and saw that their prices were like half of his so did some research and only read good things about them, so called them up and they suggested an audiologist that’s not too far from me, it wasn’t right in my town but it was about a 30 minute drive which wasn’t too bad. Went there, I got another hearing test which matched my first one and told them I was looking to get either the Oticons or the Phonak Lumity hearing aids, and he suggested the Lumity, he said that’s what he has himself. I wanted to like the, not the top tier, but the second from the top tier, and he said with my hearing loss I don’t even need that one, I can go for the third one down. So I went with his recommendation and I guess in about three weeks they came in and went back there and got fitted, and uh, everything went well, he had to you know check my ears and see what size domes I needed, and my left ear got a small vented dome, and my right ear got a medium sized dome. First he gave me the vented dome also but then after a few weeks I noticed I was getting a lot of feedback in it, so gave him a call and went back there and he changed out the vented dome to a power dome which I guess blocks the sound from escaping my ear canal and getting back to the microphone, so it cut out the feedback like 99%. I was very happy with the service they provided along with my hearing aids I got the charging case and uh, I mean, there’s nothing I really, that I do not like about the hearing aids at all and nothing but good things to say about ZipHearing. Their price was right, they gave me the documentation I needed to submit to my insurance company so I could get some money back, I don’t have full coverage but, everything worked out great and I would just suggest for everyone else to choose ZipHearing. Thank you, buy bye.
You really can’t see them
Hi my name’s Rich, I’m doing a review of my Phonak Titanium 70 hearing aid, it’s an in-the-canal hearing aid that I got from ZipHearing. This is the hearing aid, it’s that small, really like my fingernail, small, uses a size 10 battery, it fits in the ear well, stays in, a little bit of a history that I have on hearing aids is that about four years ago I had checked into hearing aids and looked at the completely in the canal hearing aid from an audiologist’s office, it did not work for me, they would not stay in my ears when I would chew they would slide out, work their way out. So being vain and not wanting to have to wear anything that would be seen I decided to wait on getting hearing aids. In early winter of 2022 which would be about 4 months ago, I started looking at hearing aids at Costco, and saw ZipHearing on Google. I went to Costco, everything was fine there, they offered the in the ear, over the ear, and full shell in-the-ear, and that would’ve been okay, the in the ear, except they were not the latest generation or the latest models, they were like last year’s models, so I decided to deal with ZipHearing and the audiologist that they referred me to. They are the Titanium 70 from Phonak, at first we had tried the Signia Silk and those did not stay in as they just slide in the ear, but they worked their way out when I would chew, so I went back to the audiologist and he fitted me for a Phonak in the ear canal hearing aid that would be molded to fit me specifically. They were a little bit cheaper so ZipHearing had the price difference in my account credited to my credit card the very next day, so they’re real good about that, their customer service is real good. I went and got the hearing aid, got it put in, got fitted, they came back, it just slips in, that quick, just like that. The only I problem I had with the Phonaks were with the molded, is the one on the left side, which would be this side, still did not fit properly, it was still coming out a little bit and I was not comfortable with how it fit so we had another mold made, that took a couple weeks to get that hearing aid back, and now I have that. And it fits well, stays in, they don’t come out, they work well, the adjustments are easy, batteries last me 4-5 days, I really like you really can’t see them, so it takes care of the vanity issue, plus I can hear much better with the surrounds, I don’t feel like I have my head plugged, or my ears plugged in, they’re very comfortable. ZipHearing has been very good to work with, I would recommend them highly, I recommend these Phonaks for someone who wants the in-the-ear, or in-the-canal I guess is what it would be called, that are custom-fitted, custom-molded, they work perfectly. Thank you, have a great day.
The Phonaks connect very easily
Hello my name is Doug, I live in Bloomington, MN, Minneapolis, and I’m about to be 64 years old, and I’ve suffered hearing loss for many years, ever since I was a youth, shooting guns, shotguns, duck hunting with my family, and I’ve been interested in hearing aids for a while now and the hearing aids I chose were the Phonak PR90s, rechargeable, I didn't want to mess with the batteries. I have a close up of my hearing aid here, come out real easy, but they stay in, I guess I can show you. And they got the little kickstand there, and the left and right, I need one in each ear. There’s a little maintenance to them, that’s okay, and then I just pop it back in, a little easier with my glasses off. The main reason I chose this hearing aid was, based on the information I found out, my cousin has Oticons and he really loves them, but they’re not for me, and I have an Android phone, and the Phonaks connect to them very easily, and I do recommend local service. I thought about buying them online, and after talking with Jeff at Zip, I can see how the value of having local help really makes a difference. I’ve had my two week check up and I’ve got another scheduled in two weeks, and again, I like the fact that they’re little, they’re lightweight, I’m getting used to them. I do feel like I have an itch in my ear, but I’m getting used to it and it’s going well. I would recommend Phonaks to other people, I’ve talked to family and friends about them already. I do enjoy the Bluetooth technology and how they connect to each other, and the quick charger and portable carrying case, and they give you some tools to help keep them clean. I have not had any experience with any other hearing aids, I’ve just done a lot of research online, and the number one piece of advice, which my cousin gave to me, which was definitely see an audiologist, a doctor of audiology. Thank you, and good luck with your choice.
It kinda feels like I have a super power
Hi, I’m Suzanne, I’m going to tell you a little bit about my experience with hearing aids which I’ve been wearing for about 2 months now for the very first time. I noticed that I was missing things, I kept having to ask people to repeat themselves too often, or sometimes I was embarrassed to ask them to repeat themselves, felt awkward, and then I missed important information. Around the dinner table, if there’s a group conversation going, I would miss things, lost the thread. So I decided it wasn’t okay, it was affecting my relationships and it was time to do something about it. Went to a few different audiologists, both of them recommended the Phonak brand, and, there are 3 models to the Phonak and they recommended the top of the line, Lumity. They are impartial, they don’t get a kick back, so there was nothing in it for them to recommend the Phonak or the top of the line, the Lumity, and based on my research I agreed that this is a very good quality device. I was a little bit concerned about the Lumity however, it’s the most high tech of the 3 Phonak models and I’m not a high tech person. This is a Bluetooth enabled device, you download an app on your phone, which then pairs with the hearing aid. And um, as I said I’m not a tech savvy person so I thought perhaps this is not for me, and they said on the contrary it is for because it is so self-adjusting, it adjusts to automatically to changes in the sound environment and requires minimal manipulation by me as the user, and that has proven to be the case, I’m quite satisfied with it. This is my charger case, which is plugged into an external power supply every night, and you see there the two hearing aids. I’ll pull out the right one, it’s red, I dunno if you can see the color red there, it’s color coded red for right ear. This is the computer part that rests behind your ear, and then this wire snakes around to the speaker, I’ve also heard it called microphone or receiver which is inserted in your ear canal, and you may see that there’s this rubber tip on the speaker, and that rubber tip can come in different shapes and sizes for your comfort. It’ll affect your comfort as well as how sound is perceived, so that’s something that the audiologist works with you on. It took us a few tries to find the dome that worked best for me, and um, I’m very satisfied with the device, the downside is simply that you have to be careful that the computer part resting on your ear doesn’t get dislodged. Even if it does it’s pretty well, the speakers pretty well seated in your ear canal but still you want to be mindful of that. And when you’re removing glasses and removing masks, which I sometimes still wear, that can be tricky. It’s convenient in that, I listen to a lot of audiobooks and so I no longer need earbuds, I can just listen to the books through my hearing aids, even if my phone is across the room I hear the ping of a text message, it kinda feels like I have a super power. The phone rings right in my ear, all I have to do is tap twice on the computer to accept the call and tap once to terminate the call, very convenient. By the same token, the Bluetooth sensitivity sometimes is more than you want, occasionally I pick up on sounds in conversations that are not intended for me, that happened at the dentist recently where music started blaring into my ears from the sound system from the dental office, no problem, just had to turn off the bluetooth and all was well, well-worth the inconvenience to now be able to hear better and to not have my deficit interfere with my relationships which I cherish. Thanks for your time.
So much clearer
I still struggle to hear
The best product on the market
Happy with Phonak hearing aids
Big improvement in clarity of speech
It works well
Phonak Lumity Life
Phonak Naida P.90 PR are great!
Excellent sound quality
Common questions about Phonak hearing aids
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Based on pricing data published by HearingTracker.com
2023: Naída Lumity
2022: Virto Paradise (wireless model only), Audéo Lumity
2021: Naída Paradise, Audéo Life
2020: Audéo Paradise, Naída Marvel, Virto Marvel (wireless model only)
2019: Audéo Marvel, Bolero Marvel, Sky Marvel
Not sure which model you have? Check your user guide, or call the Phonak provider who sold the devices to you.
1. Make sure that your phone's Bluetooth is on. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, and make sure the toggle switch is set to On.
2. Open and close the battery doors on your hearing device. Or, if you use rechargeable Phonak hearing aids, switch the hearing aids off and on again, by pressing and holding the toggle down button for 3 seconds to turn them off, and repeating to turn them back on.
3. On your Apple device, go to Settings > Accessibility > Hearing, and select Hearing Devices.
4. Your Apple device will search for your hearing device.
5. Under MFi Hearing Devices, tap the name of your hearing device.
6. Tap Pair when you see the pairing request on the screen. If you have two hearing devices, you'll get two requests. Pairing could take up to a minute.
7. You can start using your hearing device when you see it under MFi Hearing Devices with a check mark.
2023: Naída Lumity
2022: Virto Paradise (wireless model only), Audéo Lumity
2021: Naída Paradise, Audéo Life
2020: Audéo Paradise, Naída Marvel, Virto Marvel (wireless model only)
2019: Audéo Marvel, Bolero Marvel, Sky Marvel
Phonak hearing aids will stream to mostly any mobile device that supports Bluetooth, Hands Free Profile (HFP) and Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). The pairing instructions below may differ on other devices; these were written for Android users.
1. Go to the Android phone’s home screen and tap on the “Settings” icon.
2. In the settings menu, tap on the Bluetooth icon.
3. Tap on the slider button to turn Bluetooth on.
4. Open the hearing aid battery doors for 5 seconds, then close the doors. This will put the hearing aids in pairing mode.. Or, if you use rechargeable Phonak hearing aids, switch the hearing aids off and on again, by pressing and holding the toggle down button for three seconds, and then repeating to turn the hearing aids back on.
5. On the Android phone, you will now see a message, “Available Devices.”
6. The name of your Phonak hearing aid will appear on the screen with a telephone icon next to it. Tap on it to select.
7. A connection beep will be heard in the paired hearing aid.
8. Your Android phone is now connected to your Phonak hearing aids.