Phonak Brio 4 B-312

Phonak Brio 4 Hearing Aid

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Ratings

4 stars stars

4.0 stars from 7 reviews

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About the Phonak Brio 4

Brio 4 is the latest addition to Costco's Brio hearing aid family, which roughly tracks the latest hearing aid models from Phonak, the world's largest hearing aid manufacturer. Brio 4 brings Phonak's new "Marvel" technology to Costco in a traditional behind-the-ear (BTE) and in-the-ear (ITE) formats. Costco already offered Marvel tech via their KS9 hearing aids, which were introduced back in July 2019, but the new Brio 4's provide an option for those patients who are better suited to traditional BTE or ITE fitting. 

The Brio 4 hearing aids start at $1,249.99 per hearing aid for a BTE model, and $1,349 per hearing aid for a custom ITE model. Brio 4 BTE models have often been compared to Phonak’s Bolero M models while the Brio 4 ITE models have been compared to the Virto M. The “M” indicates that the models are part of Phonak’s recent Marvel product family.

Brio 4 features Phonak’s sophisticated sound processing system that analyzes your sound environment and automatically adjusts program settings. In Costco lingo Phonak’s AutoSenseOS™ 3.0 is referred to as "Automatic 3.0 Premium."

There has been some discussion on the Hearing Aid Forum about the Brio 4. It would appear that the Brio 4 is compatible with Phonak's RogerDirect™, and offers the capability to pair with multiple Bluetooth devices. This is in line with the Marvel 2.0 upgrade, announced in mid-2019. 

Key Software Features

  • Directional Microphones
  • SNR-Boost
  • DuoTel
  • AOV
  • Balance
  • Adaptation Control
  • HiFrequency Protect+
  • User Preference Tuning
  • Real Ear Effect
  • Binaural Sync
  • Noise, Wind, Echo, Impulse, and Feedback Managers

Phonak Brio 4 Physical Specifications

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Phonak Brio 4 Technology Details

Phonak Brio 4
Price
$3,121

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Rating
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7 reviews

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Phonak Brio 4 Accessories

myPhonak App

myPhonak App

Functions

Compatible Aids

  • Brio 4 B-312

PartnerMic™

PartnerMic™

Functions

  • Remote Microphone

Compatible Aids

  • Brio 4 B-312

RemoteControl

RemoteControl

Functions

  • Remote Control

Compatible Aids

  • Brio 4 B-312

TV Connector with AirStream™

TV Connector with AirStream™

Functions

  • TV Streamer

Compatible Aids

  • Brio 4 B-312

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Phonak Brio 4 Reviews

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Overall Ratings

Hearing Tracker uses a ten-question survey to assess consumer feedback on hearing aids. The percentage bars below reflect the average ratings provided per question.
Note: Original answers provided in star rating format.

Benefit in Quiet
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91%
Benefit in Noise
No data available
83%
Benefit on the Phone
No data available
93%
Clear and Natural
No data available
81%
Music Improvement
No data available
75%
Physical Comfort
No data available
91%
Reliability
No data available
83%
Feedback
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93%
Hearing Improvement
No data available
81%
Value
No data available
75%
Kelley Elston
Kelley Elston 01 May 2022
1 star stars

My right one is pretty new. The button that turns them up on the right won’t connect to my Phonak app half the time. Remote Support never connects. More powerful than my Resound aids when listening to voices, lousy audio when Bluetoothing music or podcasts compared to the Resound. All in all I hate these Phonak hearing aids and wish I’d never wasted my money on them. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 07 May 2021
4 stars stars

My review here is mainly to let buyers know that the information provided in the many write ups on Costco’s Brio 4 is not as clear as it should be.  Based on everything I’ve read  online I assumed that my Brio 4 in the ear aids would be bluetooth compatible.  They are not.   After receiving my aids (which the audiologist at the Costco hearing center stated were bluetooth compatible), I arrived home and proceeded to try pairing with my iphone.  After numerous failed attempts I started doing more research and found that there are actually four Brio 4 models and not all are bluetooth compatible.  Mine is the Brio 4 I 10.  It is not bluetooth compatible, cannot be controlled with the phonak app and has no other adjustable features other  than a push button volume adjustment.  I was really looking forward to bluetooth compatibility and believe I could probably return them for a different model.  However I’ve also noticed that the in the ear bluetooth compatible model (Brio 4 B313 or B13) seems to be quite larger on the outer ear than the Brio 4 I 10 and not sure I want to go with a larger model.  Also I am not interested in behind the ear models, so yet to be decided.  On the positive side, my new aids look sturdy and are functioning well.

Anonymous
Anonymous 13 January 2021
5 stars stars

I have Phonak Brio 2 at present which I purchased from Costco 3 years ago and still working perfectly. I would like to try the new Phonak Brio 4.

Anonymous
Anonymous 17 November 2020
5 stars stars

This is my third set of hearing aids and they are the best of the three. I had the Costco Rexton and before that I had the Siemens 500. I rate these better than the Siemens and what I like most of all is the clarity. I also like the ability to switch settings without the use of a remote control. I have a wood shop where I run saws, lathes and shop vacs and I am able to either mute my hearing aids or change the setting to extra noisy and still listen to my radio. I would recommend the Brio 4 to anyone that is hard of hearing.

Fred S
Fred S 06 November 2020
4 stars stars

Even with two levels of noise reduction, low frequency noise, especially wind, are still present so that hearing in noisy conditions still less than desirable.

And, while with several adjustments by COSTCO, Clarity of high frequency Female voices, especially when speaking fast, is still short of what one would like.

But, even as I've had them 4-5-years now, COSTCO has said that there are, at least in their inventory, anything better for just hearing. Lots of additional features but, for just plain hearing, they won't recommends any change.

Lew B

Your reply confuses me. Are you saying that you have had the KS9's for 4-5 years? They haven't been available for that long.

Anonymous
Anonymous 20 September 2020
5 stars stars

Like Rechargeable.  Good clarity. Lots of tweaks 

Dislike  have several settings   Use speech in noise and music but others make very little difference and so never use them 

Anonymous
Anonymous 03 September 2020
4.5 stars stars

I went to Costco thinking I would buy the KS9 hearing aids, which are much cheaper, but the technician told me I should get the Brio's instead, because I have a lot of hearing loss, and work in a pretty damp environment. She thought the Brio's would be better since the speakers aren't in the ear and I can wear silicone ear pieces instead. So far I haven't had any issues and my hearing aids are going strong, so I guess it was worth the upgrade. 

Regarding the new aids, they are working really well for me, and far superior to the old Rextons before this. I'm still not hearing better in background noise, but I'm told that's because of my hearing loss. I have been using the hearing aids to make phone calls and I can control things on the app, so that's been huge.

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I have a new Brio 4 i in the ear from Costco. While it did, at first, work consistently, I find that the daily cleaning, drying and battery changes are distracting; and now, after more than a month, it does not seem to work consistently, even with that. With the technology of today, we should all be pressing both for MediCare coverage for aids AND for the new, pending, FDA standards for OTC aids; AS WELL as for OTC aids that are, RECHARGABLE, CONSISTENTLY RELIABLE, ADJUSTABLE, and either IN THE EAR OR IN THE CANAL. Comparable with complex computers, cell phones, ear buds, and smart devices, these should absolutely not exceed $1000. per ear, in cost, and likely less. 

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