Phonak Hearing Aids

Models, Features, Prices, and Reviews

Phonak is the top global hearing aid brand by sales volume. Founded in 1947 in Switzerland, Phonak quickly emerged as a leading developer of early electronic hearing aids. In 1985, after acquiring multiple additional hearing aid brands, it took on the name Phonak Holding AG and subsequently moved its headquarters to Stäfa, just outside of Zürich. In 2007, the holding company renamed itself Sonova Holding AG, or Sonova Group.

Phonak Lumity Bluetooth

Phonak Lumity is compatible with most modern Bluetooth devices, including most smartphones and laptops. They are also compatible with Phonak's Roger accessories.

Today, Phonak is Sonova Group's flagship brand, known not only as a market leader but also as an innovator in digital hearing aid products and technologies. In 2017, Phonak introduced the first hearing aid to feature a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery providing all-day power, the Audéo B-R. And in 2018 Phonak introduced the first full-featured Bluetooth hearing aid, the Audéo Marvel. Their latest product, Lumity, offers all-day rechargeable batteries, an accelerometer for motion sensing, tap controls, and improved speech clarity in noise.

Phonak recently launched their latest portfolio of products—Lumity—which is based on the new PRISM chip. The PRISM chip integrates multiple Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz communication protocols on a single chip enabling universal Bluetooth audio streaming and true hands-free calling. Lumity also provides clearer speech in background noise.

The new Lumity line of hearing aids is arguably the best. Universal Bluetooth streaming, compatibility with Phonak’s next-generation of Roger wireless streaming devices, robust lithium-ion rechargeable models, and better speech-in-noise performance means the Lumity offers the most well-rounded product family ever.

Phonak hearing aids range in price from $1,367 to $3,964 per device, depending on the model. Popular models include the Audéo L (Lumity), Audéo P (Paradise), Audéo M (Marvel), Naída M, Bolero M, Virto M, and Lyric 3. Rechargeable models often cost around 5% more.

Bluetooth technology

Phonak took many people by surprise in November 2018 when it launched Marvel, the first hearing aid capable of streaming audio—in stereo—directly to and from any Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Previously, no other hearing aid manufacturer had solved the technical challenges of universal Bluetooth connectivity. And in 2020, Phonak introduced Paradise, which added the ability to pair up to 8 Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Now, Phonak’s on its 3rd generation of Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids with the new Audéo Lumity, which delivers the same universal Bluetooth connectivity with improvements in speech clarity in background noise.

Phonak Lumity on Table

A close up of Phonak's new rechargeable Lumity hearing aids.

Before Phonak introduced Marvel, only iPhone users had exclusive access to hassle-free direct stereo streaming. Android users, on the other hand, had to purchase and tote around separate streaming accessories to access wireless audio, from their phones. While many hearing aid manufacturers offer direct audio streaming from Android in 2022, only a small number of handsets are compatible. And, hands-free calling with Android is only possible with Sonova-brand products like Phonak and Unitron.

To deliver binaural streaming of music and phone calls over Bluetooth, Phonak developed the third generation of its SWORD wireless chip. It integrated all the communication protocols on a single hearing aid chip, which lessened power consumption and overcame battery life limitations of earlier chipsets. Phonak’s new PRISM chip—available in Paradise and Lumity—goes even further by doubling the memory and enabling 8 paired devices and 2 active Bluetooth connections.

Phonak has also worked with Sonova brand Advanced Bionics (AB) to integrate universal Bluetooth connectivity technology into cochlear implants sold by AB, like the Naída CI Marvel.

Phonak hearing aid prices

Phonak hearing aids range in price from $1,259 to $3,953 per device, depending on the model. Popular models include the Bolero M, Audéo Paradise, Naída Paradise, Virto Paradise, and Audéo Lumity.

About Our Pricing Data

Average retail prices are calculated based on data from HearingTracker’s advertising platform. Consumers save an average of $709 per device on Phonak hearing aids when using Hearing Tracker’s hearing aid discounts platform.

Rechargeable hearing aids

While rechargeable hearing aids have been available for many years, lithium-ion powered hearing aids have only been on the market since 2016, when Phonak introduced its Audéo B-R rechargeable hearing aids. Previous generations of rechargeable hearing aids simply weren’t ready for prime time. Consumers experienced problems with short battery life, leading to less than one full day of power, and inconsistent power output, which caused hearing aids to malfunction on a regular basis.

Phonak Mini Charger Case for Audéo Marvel

The Phonak Mini Charger Case for Paradise comes with a modern USB-C charging port.

Advances in rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology have overcome those issues. Phonak reports that its new generation of rechargeable hearing aids can easily last a full day (up to 24 hours). Thanks to the consistent power output of the lithium-ion battery technology, users won’t experience any of the malfunctions or intermittence that limited older models.

Phonak Lumity R and R-T charging stats

  • 3 hours to fully charge
  • 30-minute charge for 6 hours of use
  • 24 hours hours use time when fully-charged, including 80 minutes of streaming
  • 16 hours hours use time with 4h Bluetooth streaming and 4h TV streaming.
  • Batteries expected to last 6 years
Charger Ease

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Charger Ease

Charges Audéo L-R and RT hearing aids in just three hours so you can enjoy a full day of hearing.

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Phonak hearing aid models

Phonak makes premium hearing aids, which are programmed by an audiologist or other hearing health professional based on the results of your hearing test. Phonak has a broad range of hearing aid models addressing all levels of hearing loss. They come in multiple form factors, with advanced Bluetooth and other connectivity features, and a family of accessories.

Lumity: Bluetooth audio + better speech clarity

Audéo Lumity is Phonak’s latest flagship hearing aid. Lumity offers universal Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free calling from iPhone, Android, and most other Bluetooth-capable devices. Lumity is very similar to Phonak’s last generation (Paradise), but adds StereoZoom 2.0 and SpeechSensor, which together deliver clearer speech in background noise, according to Phonak.

Phonak Audéo Lumity

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Lumity is currently available in three unique form factors. Lumity R (pictured above) is a rechargeable receiver-in-canal model that comes in a variety of colors from velvet black to sand beige. Lumity RT is similar to R, but adds a telecoil. And Lumity Life is like the R model (no telecoil) but adds much better water resistance—great for those that live in a more humid environment or have a more active lifestyle.

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Key Features of Lumity

Phonak Lumity deliver the following key features:

  • Stereo Bluetooth streaming - Streaming from iPhone, iPad, MacOS, Android, Windows, and any other Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Can pair with up to 8 Bluetooth devices and have 2 active Bluetooth connections.
  • Tap controls - You can double-tap the Lumity hearing aids to accept/end phone calls, pause/result streaming, and access voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.
  • Motion sensing - A new ultra-low power accelerometer detects when you move and adjusts the hearing aid microphones and noise cancellation settings.
  • Clearer speech in quiet settings - StereoZoom 2.0 and SpeechSensor, new features launched with the Lumity platform, deliver clearer speech in background noise, according to Phonak.
  • Health tracking - If using the myPhonak app, you’ll be able to track steps, distances walked or run, heart rate, activity levels, and hearing aid wear times.
  • Improved noise cancellation - Phonak introduced “Dynamic Noise Cancellation” in Paradise, which is an automated spatial noise cancellation system that works in combination with a directional beamformer microphone system.
  • PRISM sound processing chip - The new chip offers double the memory and enables better Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Hands-free calling in stereo - True hands-free calling from Bluetooth-enabled phones and VOIP services like Skype.
  • TV Streaming - Lumity can stream directly from Bluetooth-enabled TVs, and can also stream from the Phonak TV Connector accessory.
  • Rechargeability - Lumity promises a full day of hearing aid use from a single charge of its lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.
  • At-home adjustments - Lumity hearing aids can be adjusted remotely by your hearing expert.
  • Moisture protection - As with most Phonak hearing aids these days, Lumity hearing aids have a high IP68 rating.
  • RogerDirect - Users can stream audio from Phonak's portable Roger remote microphone directly to their hearing aids.
  • Phonak hearing aid technology - Phonak's AutoSense OS™ 5.0, developed with artificial intelligence (AI) helps users hear better in background noise.
  • Smartphone app - myPhonak app provides access to remote support services enabling your hearing care professional to customize your personal listening experience in real-time.

Audéo Paradise: Phonak’s last generation

Audéo Paradise is Lumity’s predecessor. Launched in August 2020, Paradise offers most of what you’ll find in Lumity, minus the improvements in speech clarity in noise. You’ll get the same universal Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free calling, lithitum-ion rechargeability, and access to Phonak’s full suite of wireless accessories.

Phonak Audéo Paradise

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Audéo Paradise expert review

The Audéo Paradise range of includes the "waterproof" Audéo Life RIC model, a CROS Paradise, and ActiveVent, an intelligent automatic occlusion-control system. Audiologist Matthew Pearson argued that Audéo Paradise was one of the very best hearing aids of 2021.

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Bolero M: Marvel tech in a standard BTE

With the introduction of Marvel 2.0 technology, Phonak delivered a hearing aid for people with moderate to severe hearing losses who are better suited to a traditional behind-the-ear (BTE) solution. The new Bolero M aids offer the same universal Bluetooth streaming capabilities of other Marvel family hearing aids, but in a traditional BTE form factor.

Phonak Bolero M PR is a behind the ear hearing aid that has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button, water resistant coating, an ingress protection rating of IP68, and rechargeable batteries. Phonak says the batteries are engineered to last at least six years. The Bolero M M offers the same features in is a smaller form factor, but lacks rechargeability. The M M runs on a size 312 battery.

Phonak Bolero M

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Virto P Titanium: Paradise in a custom IIC

Phonak Virto Titanium is the world’s only mainstream custom hearing aid made of premium medical-grade titanium. It is the smallest and most discreet custom hearing aid the company has ever produced. Manufactured with the latest 3D printing technology, Virto P-Titanium combines the superior strength and light weight of titanium with a comfortable fit in the ear canal.

Phonak Virto Paradise

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The Virto P-312 offers flexible Bluetooth connectivity, all-day battery life, and a multifunction smartphone app that facilitates on-the-go sound adjustments. It’s a winning combination that should make them well worth the added cost for those who need serious help with their hearing.

Virto P-312 vs P Titanium

Virto P-312 and Titanium are both based on the Paradise technology platform. Virto P-312 offers more battery life, wireless technology, and the option of an onboard volume control wheel, but doesn’t offer the IP68 rating offered by the Virto P-Titanium.

Compared to traditional acrylic, titanium shells are 15 times stronger and 50% thinner. A thinner shell allows for deeper placement in the ear canal, resulting in a more discreet fit. Virto P-Titanium is an ideal solution for first-time hearing aid wearers, 62% of whom prefer an invisible hearing aid.

While Virto P-Titanium delivers on discretion, there are a couple drawbacks. With a smaller size 10 battery, the hearing aids only last a few days of sound before dying. They also don’t include the popular wireless streaming and hands-free calling capabilities that you’ll find in other Paradise products. Lastly, you’ll be limited to just the MiniControl and the push button for adjusting the hearing aids. We would recommend the Virto P-Titanium for those who are looking for more a set-it-and-forget-it solution.

Virto P-312 Black: The modern wearable

For those looking for a more full-featured custon-in-ear wireless solution, look no further than the Virto P in black coloring. While Virto P Black looks a lot like a Bluetooth earbud you might pick up at Best Buy for a few hundred dollars, it’s actually a high-end programmable medical device.

Phonak Virto Paradise

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Naída P: Marvel tech for profound loss

Phonak introduced its first power hearing aid for people with severe-to-profound deafness in 1978. The Phonak Naída P is the 7th generation of its power hearing solutions.

Phonak Naída Paradise

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In general, you can think of Naída P is a more powerful version of the Audéo P. Naída P comes in two different models (PR and UP), which are intended for people with more severe forms of hearing loss. The PR model delivers 130 dB SPL and the UP model delivers up to 141 dB SPL (peak output).

Key features

  • Powerful, rich sound - Runs on Phonak’s latest trademark sound processing technology: AutoSense OS™ 4.0. Also includes the new Speech Enhancer and Dynamic Noise Cancellation features introduced in Audéo Paradise.
  • Paradise connectivity - Connects to up to 8 Bluetooth devices, including Android and iOS smartphones, TVs (via the TV Connector accessory), and the whole suite of Roger wireless devices for improving speech understanding in noise. Phonak’s new PartnerMic is also an option.
  • eSolutions - With myPhonak app, you can now connect remotely with your hearing care provider. The new app also allows you to control your hearing aids, switch programs, and interact with the hearing diary.

Key differences between PR and UP models

  • The PR model is rechargeable, while UP uses size 675 batteries.
  • UP does not offer motion sensing or tap controls, but is unique in providing a telecoil
  • PR may be used with a slim or standard tube, while UP uses a standard tube only.

For those who use a cochlear implant in one ear, and a hearing aid in the other, you’ll want to look instead at the Phonak Naída Link M, which works seamlessly with the new Naída CI Marvel sound processor.

Lyric invisible hearing aids

Placed completely out of sight in your ear canal near the eardrum by a trained professional, the Phonak Lyric 4 is an invisible hearing aid. It's worn round the clock for several months at a time through daily activities including exercise and showering. While traditional hearing aids capture and process sound outside of the ear, Lyric uses the natural anatomy of the ear to amplify and provide a full, natural listening experience.

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Phonak Sky M: Marvel tech for kids

The Phonak Sky Marvel product family is designed for the special requirements of children with hearing loss. The Roger remote microphones with Marvel are a big help to children, who benefit from access to remote microphones both in the home and in classroom settings.

Phonak says it offers "the first and only operating system designed for children," with the Sky M products. And the Sky M lineup is available in a wide range of colors and sizes, so kids can mix and match colors to fit their preferences. Its rechargeable battery lasts all day, even while streaming.

For kids who use a cochlear implant in one ear, and a hearing aid in the other, the new Phonak Sky Link M works seamlessly with the new Sky CI Marvel sound processor.

Phonak Sky M Lineup

Phonak Sky M Lineup

CROS B for one-sided loss

In 2011, Phonak introduced the industry‘s first wireless CROS solution for single-sided deafness. Today's CROS B hearing aid, powered by Phonak Belong technology, detects your listening situation and switches to the best setting for it. It picks up sound reaching your deaf ear and transmits them wirelessly to the hearing aid in the ear with better hearing.

Phonak tinnitus solutions

The Phonak Tinnitus Balance Portfolio helps you manage the ringing, humming and buzzing sounds from tinnitus. Elements of the portfolio include a noise generator option for your hearing aids that distracts you from your tinnitus, a smartphone app that allows you to customize a library of in-ear sounds and music, and a separate accessory that streams sounds directly to your hearing aids.

Phonak Tinnitus Balance App

Phonak Tinnitus Balance App

Hearing aid accessories

Phonak provides a number of hearing aid accessories that improve hearing aid performance in challenging listening environments, while watching TV, when on the phone, and in numerous other ways. To learn which accessories work with the Phonak hearing aids you wear, consult with your hearing healthcare provider.

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Paradise family accessories: myPhonak app, PartnerMic™ and RemoteControl

Unless otherwise noted, all Lumity (L) and Paradise (P) family hearing aids are compatible with the myPhonak app, PartnerMic™ and RemoteControl. In the Costco world, the PartnerMic™ is referred to as PartnerMic Easy Line, and RemoteControl is referred to as Remote Control Easy Line.

myPhonak App

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myPhonak App

The myPhonak app allows you to access remote support, information about their hearing aids, and a hearing diary. The app also allows you to adjust the volume and pitch of your hearing aids, and change program settings.

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PartnerMic™

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PartnerMic™

Discreet remote microphone that helps to boost your partners voice in one-to-one conversations in noise.

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RemoteControl

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RemoteControl

The Phonak RemoteControl provides a discreet way to control your Phonak hearing aids.

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Phonak ComPilot II and ComPilot

Phonak ComPilot II and ComPilot are multi-purpose neck-looped accessories. They transmit audio to your hearing aids directly from your Bluetooth phone, or from your TV via Phonak TVLink. They pair with other Bluetooth-enabled devices in addition to working with Phonak’s 2.4 GHz Roger family of remote wireless microphones. And they provide up to 24 hours of streaming time.

ComPilot II

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ComPilot II

The second-generation transmits audio to Phonak hearing aids directly from Bluetooth phones, other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and from TV and remote microphones via Phonak 2.4 GHz accessories.

Compatible hearing aids:

The ComPilot II works with Phonak Venture and Belong hearing aids. ComPilot works with hearing aids and Advanced Bionic cochlear implants based on earlier Phonak technology platforms. Consult with your provider to find out which works with yours.

Phonak ComPilot Air II and ComPilot Air

The wireless Phonak ComPilot Air streams audio in stereo while connecting Phonak hearing aids via Bluetooth to a variety of sources, including cell phones, MP3 players, tablets, laptops and computers. Unlike the ComPilot and ComPilot II, which hang from your neck, it is completely wireless and doesn’t require a neck-loop. So it can be clipped to your collar or lodged in your shirt pocket.

ComPilot Air II

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ComPilot Air II

Transmits audio to Phonak hearing aids directly from Bluetooth phones, other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and from TV and remote microphones via Phonak 2.4 GHz accessories. ComPilot Air has less battery life than ComPilot but does not require a neck-loop.

Compatible hearing aids:

Like the other ComPilot products, ComPilot Air and ComPilot Air II can be used with Phonak TVLink for TV audio, or with Phonak RemoteMic for better understanding over distance. The ComPilot Air II works with Phonak Venture and Belong hearing aids, and ComPilot Air works with hearing aids based on earlier Phonak technology platforms. Consult with your provider to find out which works with yours.

Used in combination with ComPilot or ComPilot Air, Phonak TVLink connects to your TV and transmits audio to your Phonak hearing aids—turning them into wireless stereo headphones. Streaming starts as soon as TVLink and the connected audio source are switched on, and it transmits at distances of up to 100 feet (30 meters).

TVLink II basestation

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TVLink II basestation

TVLink II connects to your TV and transmits audio directly to your Phonak hearing aids. ComPilot or ComPilot Air II required.

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Roger Accessories

Phonak offers a strong portfolio of wireless accessories and apps. The wireless Roger portfolio is particularly innovative, with devices like the Roger Table Mic II being standouts in the industry. Multiple Table Mics can be connected to create a network and with a range of more than 20 meters (65 ft). Here are some of our favorites:

RemoteMic

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RemoteMic

Clipped onto the speaker’s clothing, Phonak RemoteMic transmits the speaker’s voice directly to both hearing aids via a ComPilot or ComPilot Air over a distance of up to 66 feet (20 meters).

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Roger Select™

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Roger Select™

Phonak Roger Select is a microphone specifically designed to help boost your hearing performance and keep you at the heart of the conversation.

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Roger Table Mic II – Wireless microphones for better hearing at work

Roger Table Mic II is a microphone dedicated for working adults with hearing loss who participate in various meetings. Simply placed on the table it selects the person who’s talking and switches automatically between the meeting participants. Multiple Roger Table Mic II can be connected to create a network, making it ideal for large meeting configurations.

Roger Table Mic II

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Roger Table Mic II

Phonak Roger Table Mic II is a microphone dedicated for working adults who participate in various meetings. It selects the person who’s talking and switches automatically between the meeting participants.

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Roger Pen

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Roger Pen

Handy microphone for various listening situations. Thanks to its portable design, it can be conveniently used where additional support is needed over distance and in noise. It can also transmit the sound of multimedia devices e.g. T.V. and has wideband Bluetooth for cellphone calls.

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Roger Clip-on Mic

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Roger Clip-on Mic

The Phonak Roger Clip-On Mic is most powerful Roger partner microphone for conversations in difficult listening situations and over distance.

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Dect II

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Dect II

Phonak DECT is a cordless phone that connects automatically and wirelessly with Phonak hearing aids. It can also be used by anyone with normal hearing not wearing hearing aids. Up to six handsets can be connected to the base, making the phone useful for small offices. Each handset works within 950 feet (300 meters) of the base station.

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RemoteControl App

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RemoteControl App

The Phonak RemoteControl smartphone app provides remote control of Phonak hearing aids. Used in combination with ComPilot or ComPilot Air, it is compatible with both iPhones and Android smartphones.

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