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Martin Smith

31st August 2017

Phonak Launches Two New Hearing Aid Ranges

 

Phonak launch Made For iPhone hearing aids and the full Virto B range

In a recent announcement Phonak have launched two new hearing aid ranges, one is their long awaited Bluetooth hearing aid while the second is the full release of their Virto custome hearing aids on the Belong platform. Let's take a look at what they said. 

The Phonak Audeo B-Direct

Audeo B DirectThis is the long awaited Made For iPhone hearign aid from Phonak. There was much speculation about the device in the lead up to the launch and Phonak were dropping a lot of teasers in professional networks. Early on, many had the feeling that this would be more than just Made For iPhone and several thought that Phonak had cracked the Made For Android problem. It turned out that the Audeo B-Direct was made for any phone!

Made For iPhone, Made For Android, Made For Any Phone!

In essence Phonak cracked the Bluetooth problem, using traditional Bluetooth connection is power hungry. However, Phonak have designed a brand new chipset which allows direct Bluetooth connection to any phone without sacrificing battery power. That means that the hearing aids will connect to any Bluetooth enabled mobile phone for direct streaming of phone calls. 

Amazing Headset Functionality

Not only will it connect directly, but you can use the button on your hearing aids to answer the call or bounce it. When you have answered, you don't even need to pick up your phone. The microphones on the hearing aids will pick up your voice and transmit it to the caller. 

No Music Though

Unfortunately, the hearing aids aren't designed to take streaming audio from a phone, just calls. However, they also released an accompanying audio accessory called the TV Connector which will allow audio streaming from your TV or connected sound source. 

The Rest of The Virto Belong Custom Hearing Aids

Virto B 312They also introduced the full range of the Belong Virto range, which means there is now a full choice of custom in the ear hearing aids on the new Belong chip. There are six models from IIC all the way up to full shell and they come in wireless and non wireless models. 

All of the devices will be available in September and you can read more about them on our Phonak Hearing Aid Page. 

If you have any questions about hearing loss, hearing care or hearing aids in Edinburgh or Gullane, don't hesitate to give us a call or book an appointment online. 

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We are an independent, family run hearing healthcare practice with state-of-the-art premises in Corstorphine and more recently in Gullane, East Lothian. We are committed to providing the very best hearing aids combined with unrivalled aftercare to help you on your journey to better hearing.

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