Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC
5 Year Warranty Included.
Phonak Audeo Fit P90 hearing aids include an integrated heart rate sensor designed to "Empower clients to achieve their hearing and health goals". The P90 is also the premium technology level, which means you'll benefit from all the features available in the Audeo Fit range.
In the audiology industry we know that hearing loss is linked to cognitive and overall health and if hearing loss is left untreated can hugely affect cognitive function. The industry also recognises and studies show that those with hearing loss generally move less. With the absence of regular exercise, mental and physical health is threatened.
With Audeo Fit P90 hearing aids, Phonak has developed a hearing solution that balances better hearing (vital for good well-being and cognitive health), Paradise technology features, universal connectivity and health tracking to allow for greater insights on well-being and to support overall health in the future.
Even though Phonak is not the first hearing aid manufacturer to offer a 'healthable' hearing solution (Starkey Livio introduced this concept), it is the first digital hearing aid to provide a heart rate sensor.
The Phonak Audeo Fit P90 hearing aid is a lithium-ion rechargeable RIC / Receiver In Canal device, which caters to those with mild to severe hearing loss levels. The new receiver has a built-in heart rate sensor which will work together with the motion sensor technology to deliver your activity data tracking feature for helpful well-being and health insights.
Paradise has been a proven technology platform since its launch. It offered many improvements since Marvel with better sound, reliable connectivity and support for those with hearing loss - and now it offers healthable tracking to give you a wider understanding of both your hearing health and well-being.
Phonak Audeo Fit P90 hearing aids will be the latest hearing aid innovation in the Paradise platform including a heart rate sensor with the ability to track your body's health data via the myPhonak app. Instigating new healthy habits and giving you a general sense of overall well-being.
An ideal hearing solution for those who want the proven features of Paradise technology and would benefit from engaging with their fitness and health data.
Phonak has stated that a lower resting heart rate is medically linked to better overall health long-term and their studies instigated this bio-reading device. Now, when you pair your Phonak Audeo Fit P90 hearing aids with the myPhonak app, you can access various tracking features including the heart rate sensor.
Tracking your own health and fitness has the potential to empower you to change your perspective on what 'being healthy' looks like and to help you develop new and healthy habits.
In short, the insights that these hearing aids can give you are designed to pave the way for better lifestyle choices and motivate you to engage more with your well-being and health.
360-degree sound: Automatically selects speech direction and streams this to the other ear directly. This improves speech understanding without having to face who you are talking to.
UltraZoom: This is simply directional microphone technology, which improves speech understanding in background noise.
EchoBlock: This improves your listening experience in large open spaces like places of worship. It does this by removing the reflections of the reverberant sounds.
We think this is just the start of the bio-reading hearing aid solution offerings in the industry and a concept that will evolve over time. Why do we think this? It's not just because the ear is a great place to retrieve health data like temperature, heart rate, and oxygen in the blood, but because consumers are wanting this type of technology convenience.
A one-stop shop for connectivity, health tracking, hearing solutions, hands-free calls and to aid in simply living better lives.
They are available in: Sane beige, chestnut and silver grey.
Phonak Charger Case Combi: Charger and dryer combined.
Phonak Power Pack: On-the-go charging system.
For direct calls and audio streaming to work, you will need Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology.
Call us free on 0800 567 7621 to speak with one of our audiologists about the Phonak Audeo Fit hearing aid range and what it could do for you and your hearing.
**Please note, there will be an additional surcharge of £125 if we are pairing a single hearing aid with an existing aid bought from another company where we are taking over the aftercare responsibilities and looking after both hearing aids**
Do not spend hundreds of pounds without getting a second opinion from us.
If you are looking at this page then it is likely that an audiologist has suggested that you purchase this particular hearing aid, so is this the best model for you?
In general, any audiologist will always be recommending to you the model that best suits your needs. Here is a useful check list to make sure that is the case.
If in doubt, feel free to give us a call. That's what we're here for.
If you have a significant hearing loss in both ears, you should be wearing two hearing aids. Here are the audiological reasons why:
Localisation. The brain decodes information from both ears and compares and contrasts them. By analysing the miniscule time delays as well as the difference in loudness of each sound reaching the ears, the person is able to accurately locate a sound source. Simply put, if you have better hearing on one side than the other, you can't accurately tell what direction sounds are coming from.
Less amplification required. A phenomena known as “binaural summation” means that the hearing aids can be set at a lower and more natural volume setting than than if you wore only one hearing aid.
Head shadow effect. High frequencies, the part of your hearing that gives clarity and meaning to speech sounds, cannot bend around your head. Only low frequencies can. Therefore if someone is talking on your unaided side you are likely to hear that they are speaking, but be unable to tell what they have said.
Noise reduction. The brain has it’s own built in noise reduction which is only really effective when it is receiving information from both ears. If only one ear is aided, even with the best hearing aid in the world, it will be difficult for you to hear in background noise as your brain is trying to retain all of the sounds (including background noise) rather than filtering it out.
Sound quality. We are designed to hear in stereo. Only hearing from one side sounds a lot less natural to us.
For most people, the main benefit of a rechargeable hearing aid is simple convenience. We are used to plugging in our phones and other devices overnight for them to charge up.
For anybody with poor dexterity or issues with their fingers, having a rechargeable aid makes a huge difference as normal hearing aid batteries are quite small and some people find them fiddly to change.
One downside is that if you forget to charge your hearing aid, then it is a problem that can't be instantly fixed. For most a 30 minute charge will get you at least two or three hours of hearing, but if you are the type of person who is likely to forget to plug them in regularly then you're probably better off with standard batteries.
Rechargeable aids are also a little bit bigger and are only available in behind the ear models.
Finally, just like with a mobile phone, the amount of charge you get on day one is not going to be the same as you get a few years down the line. Be sure to ask what the policy is with the manufacturer warranty when it comes to replacing the battery.
For most people, the answer is yes. But it's never that simple.
The majority of hearing problems affect the high frequencies a lot more than the low ones. Therefore open fitting hearing aids sound a lot more natural and ones that block your ears up can make your own voice sound like you are talking with your head in a bucket. Therefore in-ear aids tend to be less natural.
However the true answer is we can't tell until we have had a look in your ears to assess the size of your ear canal, and until we have tested your hearing to see which frequencies are being affected.
People with wider ear canals tend to have more flexibility, also there are open fitting modular CIC hearing aids now that do not block your ears.
There is also the age old rule to consider, that a hearing aid will not help you if it's sat in the drawer gathering dust. If the only hearing aid you would be happy wearing is one that people can't see, then that's what you should get.
Most people can adapt to any type of hearing aid, as long as they know what to expect. Have an honest conversation with your audiologist as to what your needs are.
Generally speaking, six or more. Unless it's none at all.
The number of channels a hearing aid has is often a simplistic way an audiologist will use to explain why one hearing aid is better than another, but channels are complex and it is really not that straightforward.
Hearing aids amplify sounds of different frequencies by different amounts. Most people have lost more high frequencies than low and therefore need more amplification in the high frequencies. The range of sounds you hear are split into frequency bands or channels and the hearing aids are set to provide the right amount of hearing at each frequency level.
Less than six channels and this cannot be done with much accuracy, so six is the magic number. However, a six channel aid is typically very basic with few other features and is suitable only for hearing a single speaker in a quiet room. The number of channels is not what you should be looking at, it's more the rest of the technology that comes with them.
As a final note, different manufacturers have different approaches. One method is not necessarily better than any other. For example some manufacturers have as many as 64 channels in their top aids. Most tend to have between 17 and 20. One manufacturer has no channels at all.
When we refer to a product as 'New', we mean that the product is new to the market.
When we refer to a product as 'Superseded', we mean that there is a newer range available which replaces and improves on this product.
When we refer to a product as an 'Older Model', we mean that it is has been superseded by at least two more recent hearing aid ranges.