Phonak Audéo Q70 £1295.00 4 Stars In stock
The Q70 is the high end model in the Quest range, what Phonak call "Advanced". It has most of the features of the Quest platform, and is second only to the Q90 in terms of what it can offer.
The Phonak Audéo micro BTE is virtually invisible when worn on the ear. Most people would be hard pressed to see the thin wire which runs from the speaker or "receiver" inside your ear canal to the top of your ear, where the small main unit sits neatly tucked away behind your ear. It was upgraded this year from the Spice platform to the Quest platform.
The Quest architecture adds auto stereo zoom in the Q90 and better wind noise reduction, as well as the tinnitus noiser for people who also have tinnitus.
Features and Benefits of the Phonak Audéo Q70
|SoundRecover||Increases speech clarity and makes sounds like birdsong audible again for people with severe to profound high frequency loss|
|UltraZoom||Reduces sounds from the rear and sides, making it easier to hear conversation from people you are looking at|
|SoundFlow 3||Depending on the sound around you, the hearing aid will automatically activate features to enhance your hearing - the hearing aids will classify the sitation as Quiet, Speech in Noise, or Noise Only.|
|FlexVolume||The hearing aids automatically learn your volume preference in different situations, adjusting how SoundFlow responds and tailoring the sound to you.|
|Real Ear Sound||The hearing aids model the natural characteristic of the ear, making sound more natural and maintaining the sensation of front to back localisation.|
|QuickSync||Volume control, program changes, and SoundFlow are syncronised between left and right hearing aids.|
|StereoZoom||In a noisy crowd, the hearing aids can manually focus in tightly on conversation with a person directly in front of you.|
|ZoomControl||You can manually activate the directional microphones to listen to the front, behind, left or right|
|DuoPhone||When using a telephone, the sound is automatically streamed to the other ear, improving sound quality and itelligibility.|
|Auto Acclimatisation||The hearing aids can be initially set below the full prescription and automatically increase gradually over a period of weeks to months, giving you time to get used to hearing more clearly again.|
|WhistleBlock||Cuts out whistling so you can relax and just enjoy clearer hearing.|
|WindBlock||Supresses wind noise, so you can enjoy outdoor activities.|
|SoundRelax||Reduces sudden loud noises such as banging doors, and clattering dishes, as well as crinking paper and footsteps on hard floors.|
|NoiseBlock||Reduces uncomfortable background noises such as traffic or an air conditioner fan, without compromising your ability to hear speech.|
|Tinnitus Balance sound generator||Generates a sound which reduces the annoyance of tinnitus, and can be used as a form of tinnitus sound therapy|
|16 Channels||Processes sound and background noise in high resolution, enhancing speech clarity.|
As soon as I say the words "20 channels" I can usually see most people's eyes glazing over. It's like on the adverts when they say "Now here comes the science bit", but please keep reading and I'll explain why it's important. It won't take a minite... The channels in a hearing aid processor are like keys on a piano keyboard. All manufacturers' hearing aids , with a few notable exceptions, have roughly the same range of pitch, from low pitch (bass) to high pitch (treble), in order to accurately reproduce the human speech range. The width of the piano keyboard in this analogy equates to the human speech range. The more keys we have on the keyboard, the narrower each key, and the more accurately we can fine tune the hearing aid to correct your hearing loss to clearly hear what you want to hear. Having 20 channels means that the Phonak Audeo / Bolero / Virto Q90 can very accurately distinguish between speech and background noise and zap the background noise without greatly affecting speech. The Q90 monitors each of its 20 channels (or piano keys) and detects whether each channel contains speech or background noise. If it's speech, it gets amplified to a level that you need, according to your hearing test results. If it's background noise, it gets turned down. That's how noise reduction works, on the whole, and the more channels, the more accurate and therefore the stronger the noise reduction.
Optional Wireless Accessories
You can add the ComPilot and TV-Link S bundle for £375, including pairing with your hearing aids. The RemoteMic is an additional £195.