Phonak are a world leading Swiss company with their UK headquarters in Warrington, Cheshire, where they make ALL their custom products for the whole of Europe.
Phonak are owned by the Sonova Group, who also own the Unitron hearing aid company. Read more.
Phonak Hearing Aids – the current portfolio
The latest and best hearing aids by Phonak are called ‘Phonak Paradise‘ (labelled P), and also available and sat just below this are ‘Phonak Marvel‘ (M).
Phonak Paradise are only available as receiver-in-canal styles (RIC), whereeas the Marvel portfolio is available across all standard hearing aid styles (with the RIC being superseded by Paradise) – with the exception of their CROS hearing aids (for single sided deafness) which is only now available on the older Belong (B) platform.
Phonak hearing aids are still spread over 4 technology levels – 30, 50, 70, 90 – with 90 being the best.
One of the key benefits of Phonak PARADISE / MARVEL hearing aids is that they have direct audio streaming from ANY Bluetooth enabled mobile phone – more info here.
The slightly older ‘B’ range (Belong) is now superseded with the exception of CROS hearing aids (and there are now better CROS hearing aids available).
So, be sure you buy the latest hearing aid models.
The latest Phonak hearing aids are:
|Style of hearing aid >>>||In Ear||Receiver-in-canal||BTE Behind Ear (standard / power)||Rechargeable|
|Top Range||Virto M90 (inc Nano & Titanium)||Audeo Paradise P90||Bolero Marvel M90 / Naida M90||Audeo P90 & Bolero M90 – R & RT|
|Upper Mid-Range||Virto M70 (inc Nano & Titanium)||Audeo Paradise P70||Bolero Marvel M70 / Naida M70||Audeo P70 & Bolero M70 – R & RT|
|Lower Mid-Range||Virto M50 (inc Nano)||Audeo Paradise P50||Bolero Marvel M50 / Naida M50||Audeo P50 & Bolero M50 – R & RT|
|Entry Level||Virto M30||Audeo Paradise P30||Bolero Marvel M30 / Naida M30||Audeo P30 & Bolero M30 – R & RT|
Also: CROS and BiCROS hearing aids – for single sided deafness
Phonak Hearing Aid Accessories
Remote controls, wireless connectivity and battery charging units.
As of 2020 this app is now THE app for all Phonak hearing aids – with regards to the following features:
- Mobile streaming – any Bluetooth mobile phone (Android, iPhone, Windows etc)
- TV streaming control
- Remote control – programmes / volume etc
- ‘My Hearing Aids’ feature – learn all about your hearing aids
- ‘Remote support’ – for programming via face-time call.
- Hearing care diary – more info
So, for any hearing aid that has direct streaming (like Phonak Marvel) or older aids that connect via a ComPilot this is the app to use.
Phonak MyCall-to-Text App
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This app translates live calls to text so that you can follow conversations in the most demanding environments
It’ll be interesting to see how this works on quick languages, or dialects even, that people often struggle with!
- Hearing and read your phone calls to confidently communicate
- The other person can use any phone for this to work without using the app
- Save the transcription for later use
- Available in USA, Canada, UK and Germany app stores
- In 80 different languages
- In 3 font sizes