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Venture V70 | Audeo, Virto, Bolero, Nano, Naida Hearing Aids & Reviews

Price for one, £1395 | Price for a pair, £2495
5 year guarantee included

Warning – the Audeo model of the Venture 70 / V70 has now been superseded by the superior Audeo Belong 70 / B70. The other models in the Belong range, Virto B70, Nano B70 and Bolero B70 aren’t out yet. Keep an eye on this page or ring us for updates on when they will be out.

venture range

What’s included in our price?

  • Full hearing test and examination by registered hearing aid dispenser
  • Fitting and programming of hearing aid(s)
  • Fine tuning and all aftercare for the life of the hearing aid(s)
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • 60 day full money back guarantee if not completely satisfied
  • VAT Inclusive

July 2016 update – The Phonak Venture range has now been fully reviewed. Please scroll down to “Phonak Venture – reviews by audiologists”  for further details.

General Features

The Phonak Audeo V70 contains advanced levels of technology for better hearing as well as 16 sound processing channels improving sound quality. It is the second highest specification hearing aid in the Audeo V range.

The Receiver in Canal model has a small discrete case which sits behind the ear. The casing is available in a range of bright, bold and fun colours as well as paler shades which you can choose to blend with your hair and skin tone.

It also contains Phonak’s Binaural VoiceStream Technology which can stream speech sounds heard on one side to both hearing aids simultaneously. This allows better speech understanding in difficult and challenging environments.

There are many different features and programs, some of which are automatic, others are manual, giving you more control over your own hearing.

The programs include:

Calm situation, this  program is designed for quiet environments and one to one conversations.

Speech in Noise, this directs the microphones to the front, reducing the effect of noise behind you.

Comfort in Noise, this makes loud noises quieter for more comfortable listening.

Music, designed to help you hear music clearly.

Stereo Zoom

This enables the hearing aids to detect the clearest speech sound in a noisy room and direct the microphones towards it, reducing background noise and making speech clearer.

Zoom Control

This program allows you to ‘zoom in’ on certain sounds or speech even if you cannot turn your head to face the speaker.  It can focus on someone talking if they are sitting next to you or behind you. This makes it easier to listen to your passengers when you are driving.

UltraZoom

The directional microphones not only pick up sound from all around you, they can all focus on a small area, narrowing your hearing beam. This is ideal when there is conversation all around you but you only want to listen to one speaker. Background noise will also be reduced.

FlexVolume

This allows the wearer more control over their hearing volume, making listening more comfortable.

FlexControl

This gives the wearer control over various programs and settings, so they can choose the best options of them in different places.

Whistleblock

Phonak’s feedback elimination program removes the annoying sound of feedback before you notice it. There is no sound distortion to other high pitched sounds.

 NoiseBlock

Blocks annoying continuous background noise such as office equipment and kitchen appliances, allowing you to concentrate on conversation.

Windblock

Similar to the NoiseBlock program, this can recognise the sound of wind when you are outside, and filter it out without distorting the sounds you want to hear.

SoundRelax

This program can quieten and soften the effect of sudden loud sounds which would otherwise be startling and possible painful. It can do this without effecting your normal listening.

Real Ear Sound

A common problem for those with hearing loss is being unable to tell where certain sounds are coming from. This program helps the hearing aids to copy the way ears naturally hear, helping you to locate the sound.

DuoPhone

This program uses Phonak’s Binaural Voicestream technology to stream the sound of the caller’s voice to both hearing aids at the same time. This not only makes it much easier to hear the speaker and have a conversation, it also reduces any other distractions in the room.

SoundRecover

High frequency hearing loss is common, making it harder to hear higher pitched voices, particularly those of women and children.  This program takes these high frequency sounds and brings them back into your hearing range.

QuickSync

This program allows the hearing aids to synchronise their settings. When you make any changes to your volume or programs on one hearing aid, the other hearing aid will reset automatically ensuring they are working together

Tinnitus Balance Noise Generator

This program uses sound distraction to help alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. It does this by producing pleasant sounds for the mind to focus on instead of the whistling or ringing noise.

To ensure that the hearing aids stay working at their best for longer, the strong casing is dust proof and water repellent.

There are a range of accessories from Phonak which are compatible with the Audeo range.

The Phonak ComPilot works as a sound streamer, sending sound from your smart phone and other Bluetooth devices directly to your hearing aids without any wires. The ComPilot also works with other accessories such as the TV Link and a microphone, allowing you to hear a speaker in a noisy room.

There is also a remote control app which can be downloaded onto your Smartphone, allowing you to alter your settings and volume via your phone.

Naida

The Naida V was released 18 months after the Venture series first appeared. The Naida comes in several shapes from the smaller RIC up to the larger superpower BTE shape. It offers a number of additional benefits over the original models in the V series, the Bolero and Audeo.

– It is water resistant down to one meter depth for up to 60 minutes and has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Not suitable for swimming however.
– It’s made from a glass fibre material 60% tougher than the usual hearing aid shell materials.
– The Naida’s are suitable for the whole range of hearing losses from mild to profound.

Phonak Venture – reviews by audiologists

“Hold on, why are these reviews by audiologists rather than customers” I hear you say. Click here for an explanation of our reviewing policy.

The Phonak Venture, or “V series” hearing aids were released back in January of 2015. As to why we are reviewing a hearing aid range that has been around for 18 months, the Phonak Venture aids are still highly relevant in our opinion due to the enduring popularity of the Phonak brand. In addition we are not expecting any new Phonak ranges to be out in the near future. Therefore, as part of our new reviewing strategy we have polled our entire network of independent audiologists to see what they thought.

The audiologists were asked to rate on a scale one to five stars, each of the four Venture models, the V90, V70, V50 and V30. Comparing them not to each other, but to the expectations one should have about each particular aid when judged against other hearing aids in the market.

They were also invited to write their opinions which we have included below. Where an audiologist has mentioned other hearing aids by another manufacturer, we have blanked out that information. This is simply because we wanted a balanced review discussing the merits of these particular hearing aids rather than a forum for promoting one product over another.

For each of the ranges, V90, V70, V50 and V30 there are a number of other names attached including Audeo, Virto, Bolero and Nano. These refer to the physical appearance of the aid rather than the technology inside it.

Star ratings

Phonak V90 was rated five stars

The V70 was rated four stars

The V50, two stars

The V30 one star

Conclusion

Our audiologists seem to generally like the Phonak Venture series though most rate the “over the ear” versions (Audeo, Bolero) more highly than the in-ear variants, the Virto and Nano. As you will read below some audiologists have a variety of minor issues with the aids but nothing at all that stands out as a persistent or irreconcilable problem.

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Audiologists reviews

I’m not the best at writing reviews, hope this helps!
1. Yes, we fit Phonak Venture hearing aids and have done so since they were launched. We find them to be a high quality product that is very reliable and the sound quality is second to none.
2. We fit all Venture models depending on the customers budget and find that the V70 and V90 deliver the best results.
3. Currently we find Phonak superior to any other manufacturer and the number of hearing aids returned by customers is less than 1%, which is fantastic.
Source – Audiologist in Wales.

I have only fitted about 10 pairs of the V range. There appears to be good acceptance and clear sound. Build quality is typically good and durable. Patients could see improvement over previous Phonak aids. Have had no disappointments yet. However the {other manufacturer aids} are more powerful and have a more versatile fitting range than the Unitron/Phonak.
Source – Audiologist in London.

Plenty of Phonak V90 + V70 fitted, excellent. No returns.
Limited amount of V50 + V30 fitted, not great. None returned but lower user satisfaction and more {bleep, language} about required to achieve a reasonable fitting acceptance.
Source – Audiologist in Yorkshire.

Well generally phonak are superb, but a little tinny for some people. I prefer to use the Audeo V50 on most patients as the V90 can ‘fluctuate’ in very noisy places, perhaps making too many alterations in some environments. The back up service from Phonak is very good, but it is obvious that they are very busy.
Source – Audiologist in Yorkshire.

My experience of Phonak V products has been good. In particular the top of the range V90 RIC has been very well received. My one concern is that the feedback manager on open fits with a pronounced slope have been compromised by the ‘over zealous’ feedback manager. Yes it works very well, but at the cost of high frequency amplification. There is no semi open/tulip dome available, only open or closed. Where there is a marked low frequency then this of course need not be a problem.
Source – Audiologist in Scotland.

I’ve fitted many of the Phonak Venture hearing aids and had really good results with them.
The Audeo’s have been the most successful, I’ve fitted at least 100, mainly V90’s and I would say most customers have been happy, I’ve had very few returns.
The accessories play an important part of the fitting as most clients are really impressed when they try the phone or TV package.
The Virto V’s are not quite as successful. They tend to be big and don’t have a small enough remote unless the client purchases a Compilot. The wireless CIC’s (Nano’s) tend to be massive.
I hope this is helpful please let me know if you require any further information.
Source – Audiologist in the North West.

I have fitted V90’s and V50’s mainly. Found that the v90 was at its best when it had been released, however after 4 months they released an update which for some reason affected the sound quality negatively. Still a good aid though.
Source – Audiologist in the Midlands.

We have fitted many Phonak V90 through all the range, Nano to Audeo.
We mainly fit top range but we have had good results with the V70 and the V50, these are hearing aids that clients do not need to fiddle with, the automatic features are really good. The down side is having to wear the ComPilot for streaming, most do not like the idea, the ComPilot Air is another option and means that you do not need the neck loop, but you still have to clip it to your person and it needs to be within 12-8″ of the aids.
The Phonak V90 is a great aid, but would be better if it had the blue tooth connectivity without a ComPilot.
Source – Audiologist in the South East.

I have fitted all of the Phonak V90,70,50 and 30 RICs (Audeo’s) and they are good hearing aids. I have not fitted many of the in the ear aids apart from the Nanos which fit well but don’t have any user controls. Cosmetically the Audeo’s are very good and the fit is usually good and the volume button on the aid is useful. Hearing in noise is good but not the best and the feedback system is not great so some loss of clarity is measurable compared to other aids. Direct connectivity to phones / streaming is not available so you have to use a device worn around the neck or now the new Compilot air which sits in the shirt pocket.
Source – Audiologist in Sussex.

Phonak V90 nano, aids were made wrong, then the new ones were too big for the customer, poor customer services from Phonak, Returned for refund.
Source – Audiologist in Staffordshire.

I haven’t dispensed many of these aids, the few I have done have been OK. 1 pair V90 and 1 pair V30.
Source – Audiologist in the Essex.

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