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Martin Smith

22nd October 2016

The Phonak Audeo Belong Hearing Aid Range

 

New Options, New Features, Better Hearing Aids

We spoke about the introduction of the Audeo B-R a couple of weeks ago. The rechargeable device is just one hearing aid option in the new Audeo Belong hearing device range. While the B-R is an innovative and ground breaking Lithium-ion rechargeable option. There is much more to the Audeo range than just that.

What's new in the Audeo Belong?

As we said, the Audeo Belong hearing aid range comes with the new rechargeable option, an upgraded operating system feature, the latest version of Phonak's Sound Recover 2 and new and improved microphones and programme button. The new features and upgrades make the Belong an advancement on the venture instruments.

New Autosense OS

The new Autosense OS operating system in the Belong range is an improvement on the last. Phonak have improved upon the original with a change in the settings based on the research they have undertaken. 

That research has allowed them to change the how the operating system works and how it responds to changing situations. This has allowed them to deliver even better speech intelligibility. It also has a new way to deal with soft speech which delivers better soft speech intelligibility. 

The Phonak Audeo Belong Range
Audeo Belong Range

SoundRecover2

SoundRecover2 is an updated feature that first appeared in the new Naida Venture range. It moves high frequency sounds that aren't audible into areas of your hearing that still work. It is an adaptive feature that works only when needed. 

It is an ideal solution for hearing losses that just can't be helped with normal hearing aid strategies.  SoundRecover2 is an excellent feature which allows the user access the sound information they need to understand speech.

Hardware changes

The hardware changes include a new style of button on the devices which is easier to use and a new microphone system. The microphone system is better and quieter than the older system in the Venture. All hearing aids produce a low volume sound that is often described as a hiss, we call this circuit noise. 

It is caused more often than not by the microphones in hearing aids. It isn't particularly loud but people with good low frequency hearing can often hear it. The new microphones in the Belong range are designed to eliminate much of this circuit noise making them exceptionally quiet. 

The Phonak Audeo Belong Hearing Aid Range

The range itself is a full line Audeo RIC (Receiver in Canal) offering. That's five different devices:

Audeo B-10

Very small RIC device using a size 10 battery, it is quite discreet and can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. It doesn't have a telecoil although as always it is a wireless device. It has a button but no volume control. 

Audeo B-312

Again a very small RIC device, however, it uses a size 312 battery, it is still very discreet and can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. Like the 10, it doesn't have a telecoil although as always it is a wireless device. It has a button but no volume control. 

Audeo B-312T

Slightly bigger than the 312, it is still a small and discrete device RIC which uses a size 312 battery, it can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. Un-like the 10 and the 312, it has a telecoil as well as being a wireless device. It has a button but no volume control. 

Audeo B-13

The largest of the Audeo B RIC range, it runs on a size 13 battery and can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. The 13 comes fully loaded with both a telecoil, programme button and a volume control as well as being a wireless device.

Audeo B-R

The RIC device that all the hype has been about, a rechargeable hearing device running on Lithium-ion power. A solid 24 hours of use  from one three hour charge. It can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses down to profound. It is also a wireless device with a programme button but no volume control or telecoil. 

If you have any questions about this interesting new technology, or you would like a hearing test or earwax removal in East Lothian, give us a call or book your hearing test online now. You can take a look at all of the best Phonak hearing aids here. You can also take a look at the leading hearing aid manufacturers here

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