Hearing aid and wireless communication device developer, Phonak, “is extending its Belong platform to the Bolero family of BTE hearing aids,” according to Phonak. This includes the lithium-ion rechargeable Bolero B-PR and the Virto B –Titanium, a custom made titanium hearing aid.
The rechargeable Audéo B-R was globally launched six months ago.
The battery allows for a maximum 24-hour battery life.
“The release of our lithium-ion rechargeable Audéo B-R was one of the most successful product launches in Phonak history,” says Thomas Lang, Senior Vice President of Phonak Marketing. “That’s why we are so excited to announce the extension of this pioneering rechargeable technology to the Bolero B-PR only six months later while simultaneously introducing Virto B-Titanium – the tiniest custom instrument Phonak has ever produced. More than ever, these new products reinforce Phonak’s commitment to fast-paced innovation, ease of use, and improved quality of life.”
The device’s small size allows it to fit those with smaller ear canals. The titanium material allows for a strong, yet lightweight device. It is also water and dust resistant.
According to Phonak, “With Virto B-Titanium, Phonak combines the benefits of titanium with the latest 3D printing technology. This results in the smallest custom device it has ever produced. Because the titanium shell is half as thin as traditional shells, the overall size is reduced significantly, thus increasing invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) fit rate by 64 percent.”
“The Virto B-Titanium and all Bolero B models including B-M, B-P, B-SP, and the rechargeable B-PR run on AutoSense OS, the operating system from Phonak,” according to Phonak.
Every 4.0 seconds, the AutoSense OS automatically analyzes sound and several features. Doing so allows the AutoSense OS to blend features together to create over 200 settings to match the environment’s sound.
The Bolero B models will be available on February 27, 2017.