The Phonak Virto B-Titanium is the tiny custom made in-ear version of the Belong hearing aid.
It is actually what it appears to be – a Phonak hearing aid made from titanium.
Rather than the usual hard acrylic used for hearing aid shells, this aid is made from paper thin titanium.
Often when people contact us and ask about the Phonak Titanium, it is usually because they are looking for a discreet and invisible hearing aid and with the Titanium being the most widely advertised, they believe that to be the main or only option. Whilst the Titanium is certainly a good hearing aid, it is worth noting similar options from other providers.
+ They are made from titanium and are therefore very hard to damage, the shell is 15 times stronger than hard acrylic.
+ Phonak are a reputable brand
- The underlying technology is quite old. Whilst there have been a few software improvements, the hardware that is responsible for improving hearing was last upgraded in January 2015
- Wireless signals cannot penetrate a titanium shell which means no ear to ear communication or Bluetooth
- With only two price points, the B90 and B70, they can be quite expensive for people who want a discreet aid but have no need for the extra features in a top of the range hearing aid.
Paul has been in the audiological industry for over 20 years. He studied audiology at Cambridge and has worked in both the manufacturing and retail sectors of the industry. He worked for one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers as Trainer, Product Manager and also Sales Director. He later became the National Sales Manager for one of the national hearing aid retailers. He has dispensed many hearing aids as a private audiologist and he sits on the Council of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA)
Do not spend hundreds of pounds without getting a second opinion from us.
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