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60% score based on 17 reviews
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
Release Date: 21 February 2017
The Phonak Virto B Titanium CIC has a telecoil, a push button (program control and volume control), an ingress protection rating of IP68, and uses size 10 hearing aid batteries.
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
Release Date: 21 February 2017
The Phonak Virto B Titanium IIC has a telecoil, a push button (program control and volume control), an ingress protection rating of IP68, and uses size 10 hearing aid batteries.
|Phonak Virto B Titanium CIC||Phonak Virto B Titanium IIC|
|Disposable Batteries||Battery Size
|IP Rating (Liquid)||8||8|
|IP Rating (Solid)||6||6|
|Push Button||Push Button Options
||Push Button Options
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|Phonak Virto B B70||Phonak Virto B B90|
Maximum additional programs, in addition to AutoSense OS
|User Preference Tuning|
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I brought the Phonak B Virto titanium from Boots in Norwich in 2018. I had nothing but trouble with them, so much so after a year I had to be given a replacement pair - in August 2019. The new ones this week have virtually packed up, the left one keeps going quiet and stopping altogether. I am very fed up and angry with these hearing aids and will never ever buy another pair, which cost me nearly £3000. I am still having to have them adjusted to fit my hearing loss. I am so worried they will have to be sent away to be repaired as they take so long to be returned and as I am going on holiday in 2 weeks you can imagine how worried and frustrated. Total rip off. J Conran, Norwich
I have had these for 2 years and they have been repaired 4 times. Twice becausethe washer type part that holds the wax guard in has fallen off with wax guard attached into my ear and have spent 2 lots of 6 hours in A&E whilst they routed it out. The fit of my left ear is poor, it keeps sliding out, its been back twice and is still not right. I find it difficult to hear the T V and all in all I am not happy with them and they cost me £2500!!!!
I am a first time HA user. I have been diagnosed with mild to moderate hearing loss in my left ear only. I first tried the Widex brand of HA's but had terrible feedback and occlusion issues with them, I then tried the B90 IIC and what a difference, no feedback or occlusion. This is a very comfortable HA to wear, I sometimes forget I am wearing it which could be a problem if I am ready to shower. I have had it now for a month and never had a problem, the Widex brand, I returned after just a few days. The battery life is around 7-8 days. I use my HA from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, everyday. I have heard people have had an issue with the auto-sense feature but it has not been a problem for me. It seems to adjust quite well in all surroundings. If there is one setback about the B90 IIC, I guess it would be about how small it is. You should have patience and good finger dexterity for changing the battery, but that is one of the reasons for getting this HA, for it being small and discrete.
These are the most expensive hearing aids I have ever bought in over 30 years. Bought in August 2017 and have been returned for repair a total of 6 times and my right one has packed in again. So it will now be 7. I would never recommend these hearing aids I am so fed up sending them back.
I have been wearing hearing aids for 7 years. My first pair were Starkey. A totally in ear set. I liked my Starkey aids, but managed to drop one on my hardwood floor and it cracked in half. I got them repaired, but down the road, the injury opened up again along the original fault lines. Rather than continue repairing, I decided to try these Phonak hearing aids. Mine are the Vitro B90. I loved the idea of Titanium. I haven't broken them yet! I have moderate hearing loss, and am still working in an office setting. I find my hearing aids definitely help with everyday speech settings like my job. Nothing seems to help in a crowded restaurant. In fact hearing aids always make that setting worse for me. I used to take my Starkeys out, and I take these Phonak out in that situation too. I never get an type of feedback, unless you like press something right up against your ear. So, I don't do that. :) These hearing aids struck me as very expensive ($6k overall, so $3k per ear). That being said my hearing is important, especially since I am fairly young and still working. I am curious if there are equally good products for less money though?
Best fitting hearing aids i have had to date, previous HAs had issues with retention during function. Speech listening is good and have opened a world of new sounds i did not previously used to hear ie birds tweeting and paper rustling. Only downside is you cant fine tune these yourself.
For my level of hearing loss these new aids have been great! They are not huge, but they pack enough equipment in them to improve the hearing capability in my left ear. I was at the top range in my old aids and it was becoming a problem. I really like the Phonak product line!!!
I was just fitted with virto titanium after using Starkey sound lens for years. The virtos wouldn't stop feeding back in the audiologists office, they had to plug the vent tube to make them stop. This makes my ears completely occluded. I find myself just taking the hearing aids out to be able to understand people and not walk around feeling like I have a plug in my ear. The sound lens is a much smaller and discreet aid, deeper fit. The audio signal processing on the starkey seems light years better than the phonak even though its 7 year old technology. Im hoping return visits to my audiologist will improve these problems but as it stands I feel I will be returning them and going with starkeys again.
I am very happy with the B90s. The fit is perfect, the handling easy. For me it was important that the aids are not visible. I tested the phonak Lyrics, which are pushed in all the way. Perfect for non-visibility, but I did not like the fact that I cannot remove them and have to careful while taking showers. With the B-90s The drawback is that I have to change the batteries every 2-3 days. But overall I am super happy and think that I should have done this a while ago
Fit is exceptional. The amplified sound is hot. Having a real problem with entrainment. Like a reverb making quite difficult to distinguish speech. Phonak has not been helpful in resolving. I am waiting Starkey soundlens IIC test drive as possible replacement.
I have used hearing aids for approximately 10 years. Initially, I used a Siemens BTE which I wound up using more and more sporadically. Approximately 5 years ago, I started to use Lyrics, which really solved many problems. I did not really have to think about the hearing aids, as they were always in and working. Unfortunately, I have had increasing problems with the Lyrics. Initially, they were good for 6 to 8 weeks before needing to be changed. for the past year they have only lasted a week or two. I have decided to try something else, and the Virto B90 titanium was suggested. I have only had them for a short time, but so far so good. Sound quality has been excellent, and there is no abnormal wind noise, rustling or whistling. I believe I hear better than with the Lyrics and when they are inserted, they virtually disappear, both visually, and feeling, that is I do not notice that there is anything foreign in my ears. There is no occlusion and only whistling is if I try and stick my finger in my ear. I am becoming more and more adept at installing and removing. Battery life has averaged a week so far. And now, I am free to jump in the pool with my grandchildren! Any changes, I will repost.
Only had for a short time, but so far I'm really impressed with the size, comfort, and sound quality from these. My previous pair of in the ears were more noticeable and didn't handle my hearing loss as well. I have severe hearing loss in the higher tones, and my doctor was able to bring down some of the higher tones using the phonak sound recoverer. Sometimes on a cold morning my aids are cold going in. Otherwise, I haven't noticed any downside to the titanium.
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