Phonak audeo b direct

Phonak Audéo B Direct B70 Receiver In The Ear Hearing Aid

  • Water
    Rated 8
  • Dust
    Rated 6
Water Resistant Coating
Push Button
IP Rating (Liquid)
IP Rating (Solid)
Disposable Batteries
Android Compatibility
Wireless Connectivity
Adaptive Adjustments
Adjustment Bands
Adjustment Synchronization
Audio Stream Mixer
Automatic Acclimatization
Automatic Phone Program
+ 14 more
Release Date: 17 August 2017

Phonak Audéo B Direct B70 Product Information

Since the release of the Phonak Audéo™ B-Direct, we have learned a few things. While the B-Direct is the first hearing aid to allow direct Android connectivity via Bluetooth for phone calls, there are also some limitations to the technology:

  • No support for A2DP - This means no streaming audio aside from phone calls and streaming audio from the TV Connector.
  • Phone calls are mono only - For both iPhone and Android. No calling in stereo.

Having stated these limitations, there are also a number of unique firsts achieved by Phonak:

  • "Made For All" - First hearing aid to connect to most Bluetooth enabled phones.
  • True hands free calling - First hearing aid to enable answering, rejecting, and ending calls via the device. Direct-B also picks up your voice using the onboard hearing aid microphones, meaning you don't need to hold your phone up to your ear (or use any intermediary clip-on mics), like previous Made For iPhone solutions.

The following Phonak press release has been edited to include content relevant to the Phonak Audeo B Direct:

Stäfa (Switzerland), August 17, 2017 – Phonak, the leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, today announces the Audéo™ B-Direct, a revolutionary hearing aid that directly connects to any Bluetooth® ** enabled cell phone*. The new hearing aid is the first product to make use of Sonova’s revolutionary SWORD™ chip and wireless radio technology. Audéo B-Direct delivers excellent sound quality thanks for the proven Belong platform and AutoSense OS™. The low-voltage wireless chip has the lowest power consumption of any hearing aid using Bluetooth Classic. As it supports the classic Bluetooth protocol, it provides direct connectivity to cell phones – including Android™, iPhone® and even classic cell phones – with no extra body-worn streaming device required. Based on the innovative Belong™ platform, the Audéo B-Direct simplifies the life of consumers by offering them the freedom of direct connectivity, truly hands-free calling, and excellent TV sound quality. [Audéo B-Direct] will be available in the U.S. end of August with Europe and other countries worldwide following step by step from September 2017 onwards.
“For 70 years, Phonak has continued to develop life-changing solutions that break down barriers”, says Thomas Lang, Senior Vice President of Phonak Marketing. “With the Audéo B-Direct, we’re now breaking barriers to accessibility and connectivity. Audéo B-Direct also works similar to a wireless headset. We’re giving more hearing aid wearers access to proven Belong technology without limiting them to a single cell phone, manufacturer, or operating system. This is a true game-changer for our industry.”

True hands-free calling is now a reality

The Audéo B-Direct simplifies life even more thanks to real hands-free voice calling. Hearing aid wearers can answer or reject a phone call by simply pressing the push button on their hearing aid. The ringing of the phone is heard through the hearing aids and once the call is accepted, the conversation is instantly streamed. The wearer’s voice is picked up by the hearing aid’s intelligent microphone network and transmitted to the other caller similar to a wireless headset. All this is done without the hearing aid wearer ever having to physically touch the phone.

Hearing aids double as a wireless TV headphones

The new TV Connector, using proprietary AirStream™ technology, is a state-of-the-art compact multimedia hub that seamlessly connects wearers to their favorite TV programming for an immersive audio experience. It’s a true plug and play solution that automatically turns a pair of Audéo B-Direct hearing aids into wireless TV headphones. The TV Connector is also capable of connecting to multiple Audéo B-Direct hearing aids simultaneously, ideal for watching TV together.

Filling a significant gap in the industry

As a ‘Made For All’ hearing solution offering universal connectivity, the new  Audéo B-Direct fills a significant gap for both hearing aid wearers and hearing care professionals. According to a recent report, over four in five smartphone buyers worldwide choose the Android operating system. The Audéo B-Direct addresses this sizeable so far neglected market while also providing compatibility with Apple’s iPhone. In addition, the new solution addresses the more than 23 percent of hearing aid wearers ages 50+ who own a classic cell phone. Universal connectivity to any cell phone is especially important considering the intense growth in smartphone ownership over the last decade. The pioneering Made For All solution is another result of Phonak’s unwavering commitment to change people’s lives for the better.
*  with Bluetooth® 4.2 wireless technology and most older Bluetooth phones
** Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.; Android™ is a trademark owned by Google, Inc.; iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

Phonak Audéo B Direct B70 Videos

Phonak Audéo™ B-Direct™

The new B-Direct™ allows the user to answer and reject phone calls without touching their phone. The user can also stream audio directly from their TV, and may pair their hearing aids to most Bluetooth enabled devices.

Phonak Audéo™ B-Direct - Street Interviews

A collection of street interviews showing reactions to the new Phonak Audéo™ B-Direct. 

Phonak Audéo B Direct B70 Downloads

Phonak Audéo B Direct B70 Accessories

RemoteControl App
TV Connector

Phonak Audéo B Direct B70 Colors

Alpine White
Velvet Black
Silver Grey
Graphite Grey
Sand Beige

Audéo™ B Form Factors

Phonak Audéo B Direct B70 Features

The Phonak Audéo B Direct B70 has water resistant coating, push button, ip rating (liquid), ip rating (solid), disposable batteries, android compatibility, wireless connectivity, directionality, spatial noise cancellation, adaptive adjustments, clarity volume control, frequency lowering, preference adaptation, ear simulation, adjustment bands, feedback suppression, noise reduction, wind noise reduction, sudden loud noise reduction, adjustment synchronization, occlusion reduction, tinnitus relief, automatic acclimatization, automatic phone program, environmental adaptation, listening programs, and audio stream mixer. More features are available in higher technology levels: Phonak Audéo B Direct B90. Fewer features are available in lower technology levels: Phonak Audéo B Direct B50

Hardware Features

Water Resistant Coating

Nano Coating

Push Button

Push Button: Program control, Volume Control, Mute control, Audio Stream Mix

IP Rating (Liquid)


IP Rating (Solid)


Disposable Batteries

Battery Size: 13

Android Compatibility

Wireless Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity: 2.4GHz, Bluetooth®

Software Features

Adaptive Adjustments


Adjustment Bands


Adjustment Synchronization


Audio Stream Mixer

Environmental Balance

Automatic Acclimatization

auto Acclimatization

Automatic Phone Program


Clarity Volume Control



UltraZoom: Advanced

Ear Simulation

Real Ear Sound

Environmental Adaptation

AutoSense OS

Feedback Suppression


Frequency Lowering


Listening Programs


Noise Reduction


Occlusion Reduction


Preference Adaptation

User Preference Tuning

Spatial Noise Cancellation


Sudden Loud Noise Reduction


Tinnitus Relief

Tinnitus Balance

Wind Noise Reduction


Listening Modes

Automatic Listening Modes - AutoSense OS

Calm Situation
Comfort in Noise
Speech in Noise

Manually Accessible Listening Modes

Acoustic Phone
Calm Situation
Comfort in Noise
Custom Program
Speech in 360°
Speech in Loud Noise
Speech in Noise

Audio Streaming Modes

Audio Jack
Bluetooth audio + mic
Bluetooth phone / DECT + mic
RemoteMic / Roger

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