The Phonak Virto B are Phonak’s In the Canal or Invisible hearing aids. Using a titanium shell and 3d printing, Phonak have managed to create some of the worlds smallest hearing aids with a 60% reduction in component size. The Virto B is built upon Phonak’s evolutionary Belong platform and contains their Autosense OS which means they can automatically adjust to your listening environment. Given their small size, these devices may be suitable for customers with smaller ear canals. The smaller sizing also means Phonak have been able to include an air vent. This not only provides better air flow in your ear, it also helps improve sound quality. It also helps improve the sound of your own voice which first time hearing aid wearers sometimes complain about
This device is actually made from titanium. Not only does this mean less greater durability, it also means better less irritation than its acrylic custom hearing aid counterparts. The hearing aids are also more water resistant and dust proof than ever before – a common drawback of older custom in the ear hearing aid models.
Battery life on the Virto B Titaniums is 20% better than previous in the ear (ITE) generations. These new aids are powered by size 10 batteries, the smallest hearing aid battery on the market. The aids also have a 24bit chipset making them the best in class for music reproduction.
While the Phonak Virto B Titanium is the smallest, most powerful hearing aid on the market, there are 1 or 2 minor drawbacks:
- They’re not wireless – due to their tiny size
- They take roughly 2 weeks to produce as manufacturing is done offshore
Phonak Virto B Titaniums are for you if…
- You prefer hearing aids that are discreet. The Titaniums are the smallest invisible hearing aids on the market.
- You have small ear canals and have been told that you are not a candidate for invisible hearing aids due to this fact
The Phonak Virto B Titanium comes in two technology levels, the advanced Virto B70 Titanium and the premium Virto B90 Titanium. They suit customers with mild to moderate hearing loss best. A Hearing Choices consultant can discuss whether they are the right hearing aid for your needs.