Fitting Style: RIC (Receiver in Canal), BTE (Behind the Ear), ITC (In the Canal), ITE (In the Ear), CIC (Completely in Canal), MC (Mini-Canal), SP (Super Power)
Warranty: 4 Years
Founded in 1947, Phonak is the world’s largest hearing aid brand. Phonak has an innovative and customer-focused approach to the research and development of their products, with their main focus being speech understanding.
The Phonak Belong B70 is on the higher-range option of the Phonak Audeo Belong technology, designed for people who live a relatively dynamic lifestyle.The Phonak Belong B70 has the following models:
B Direct B70
AutoSense OS: this feature provides 60% better speech understanding than wearing no hearing aids, there is also a 10% improvement in hearing soft voices by scanning the sounds in an environment every 0.4 seconds. This feature also has the ability to zone into an individual voice in a noisy environment. This feature adjusts automatically to the environment and can create over 200 forms of how the aids sound.
NoiseBlock: this feature reduces the background noise to enhance speech understanding in noisy environments.
UltraZoom: this feature detects all sounds in a quiet environment and then focuses on speech, not matter which direction it is coming from.
SoundRecover 2: this feature converts the detected high frequency sounds to lower frequency sounds that the listener can hear.
WhistleBlock: this feature eliminates unwanted whistling made from the hearing aid
QuickSync: this feature automatically takes volume adjustments and changes in program from one hearing aid and applies it to the other.
TinnitusBalance: this feature helps distract the brain from tinnitus by producing different masking sounds.
Auto Acclimatisation: this feature automatically increases the volume gradually to help the listener become acclimated to wearing hearing aids.
Real Ear Sound: this feature mimics how the ear detects the direction a sound is coming from, providing a more realistic sound experience.
FlexVolume: this feature emphasises the important speech frequencies when the volume is increased, and reduces the sound of frequencies in background noise when the volume is reduced.
DuoPhone: this feature automatically streams the phone conversation to the hearing aids to boost the speech understanding.
Roger Ready: this feature automatically connects to the Roger Microphone.
Extra Features For This Model:
WindBlock: this feature filters out the sound of blustery wind that can hinder hearing
Tinnitus Balance: this feature helps the user with tinnitus through distraction
Real Ear Sound: this feature helps create a more natural sound
Although the Phonak Belong B70 range is not able to connect to Bluetooth enabled devices (apart from the Phonak B Direct B70 model), the other models are compatible with other Phonak wireless accessories, including:
ComPilot Air II
Roger 18 Receiver
Roger 19 Receiver
Roger Clip-On Mic
Roger Table Mic II
Roger X Receiver
The Phonak Audeo B-Direct can connect to any Bluetooth enabled phone allowing you to use your hearing aids to take calls hands-free. The built in microphones also pick up your voice while on a call.
The different models in the Phonak Belong B70 hearing aids have different battery/charging options. Most models in the Belong range require batteries: