Phonak Virto B Hearing Aids | Models, Reviews, Prices, Videos, and More

Phonak Virto B Hearing Aids

Models, Reviews, Prices, Videos, and More

59% score based on 10 reviews

About Phonak Virto B

The Phonak Virto B is a family of hearing aids that includes at least 2 unique models and 2 unique technology levels . Models include the Virto B Titanium CIC and the Virto B Titanium IIC. Technology levels include the Virto B B90 and the Virto B B70.

Phonak Virto B Models

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Phonak VirtoTM B Titanium CIC

4 reviews

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.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP68

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Phonak VirtoTM B Titanium IIC

6 reviews

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.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP68

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Phonak Virto B Model Comparison

Phonak Virto B Titanium CIC Phonak Virto B Titanium IIC
Rating
56%

4 reviews

61%

6 reviews

Disposable Batteries Battery Size
10
Battery Size
10
IP Rating (Liquid) 8 8
IP Rating (Solid) 6 6
Push Button Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
Telecoil
Downloads
Accessories

Model details listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Phonak Virto B Technology Level Comparison

Phonak Virto B B70 Phonak Virto B B90
Price $ $$
Rating
0%

0 reviews

59%

10 reviews

Adjustment Bands 16 20
Listening Programs
Maximum additional programs, in addition to AutoSense OS
4 5
AOV
auto Acclimatization
EasyPhone
EchoBlock
FlexControl
FlexVolume
NoiseBlock
SoundRecover2
SoundRelax
Tinnitus Balance
User Preference Tuning
WhistleBlock

Technology specifications listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Phonak Virto B Accessories

MiniControl

Functions

  • Remote Control

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Phonak Virto B Videos

Discover how we created a super discreet titanium in-the-ear hearing aid
Phonak Virto B Video

Discover how we created a super discreet titanium in-the-ear hearing aid

07 March 2017

We are introducing the super discreet in the ear hearing aid, Phonak Virto B-Titanium. Find out how we built a 50% thinner shell and made it...

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Phonak Virto B Reviews

Hearing aid reviews are fundamentally different from reviews for most other consumer electronic products. The reason is because individual factors, like degree of hearing loss, have a profound effect one's success and overall satisfaction with the product. When purchasing a hearing aid, you'll need to consider more than just your hearing outcome. Hearing aids are manufactured with varying levels of quality; some hearing aids are extremely durable, while others suffer frequent breakage. Battery life also varies between models, and manufacturer predictions of battery life are often optimistic. By collecting feedback from consumers, we can get a better idea of real world product durability and battery life... Continue reading

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, averaged across all hearing aids belonging to this family of devices.
Note: Original answers provided in star rating format.

Benefit in Quiet
Benefit in Noise
Benefit on the Phone
Clear and Natural
Music Improvement
Physical Comfort
Reliability
Feedback
Hearing Improvement
Value
A K. 14 August 2018

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.

Sam P. 14 August 2018

The AutoSense is terrible. It will try to change the program based on the listening environment but it does a terrible job of it. Does not seem loud enough. Static/tin sounds occur frequently

Member (verified) 14 August 2018

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!!!

Member 14 August 2018

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.

Member 14 August 2018

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

Member 14 August 2018

not too good

Member 05 December 2017
can you explain why ? :/
Scott 02 July 2018
Not a useful review. I’m looking at these as I need moisture resistant
Member 14 August 2018

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.

Evan F. 14 August 2018

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.

Member 20 July 2017
I am ordering 2 tomorrow and have been fitted for them. I work on the phone a great deal and am anxious to know if you have any issues using a regular phone or a headset? Many thanks and are you still as happy with them as you were 3 months ago?
Phillip B. 03 September 2017
Evan, how so are you able to be free to jump in the pool with your hearing aids? Have they told you they are water tight? I am currently wearing Q 90's BTE phonaxs and cannot wear them throughout the day to to heavy perspiration, they shut down on me constantly I and have to pull them out. So I only get to wear them in the evening watching television.
Jessica R. 11 September 2017
I, like Phillip, am also wondering about the pool. Were you told you could do that? I am relatively young and researching my first pair. Thanks!
Evan F. 11 September 2017
I am sorry if I misled anyone. The lyrics were inserted by the audiologist and were intended to stay in for at least a month straight, so no jumping in the pool. These Virto B90s are easy to take out and reinsert so only issue with jumping in pool is remembering to take them out. Same with shower. Now about 6months and still happy with them. Battery life is consistent 6 days using from 7:30am to 10:30pm.
Member 04 October 2017
How much did your set of Phonak Virto B Titanium IIC B90 hearing aids cost? Where did you purchase them from? It's been 16 days, do you have any complaints about choosing Phonak Virto B Titanium IIC B90 hearing aids? Thanks!
Member 24 April 2018
I assume he means he is able to take out his hearing aids on demand. With his older set the lyric that was not an option.
Member 16 June 2018
Hi Evan, I read your post on your new hearing aids. Are you still happy with them? I have damaged hairs in both ears, so my problem is more with "garbled sounds" than volumn. Does the brand you purchased help with the clarity or mostly volumn? Love to hear from you Best regards Paul V
Member 14 August 2018

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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Discussion

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Member 18 May 2017
ordered them 2 weeks ago cant wait to use them I have starker cic now and have a lot of trouble with them
A K. 29 May 2017
24hours in and so far very happy. Best fit i have ever had and the speech clarity is miles apart from anything i have ever tried or had before
Member 08 November 2017
Can you enlarge on why they are not too good. I was quoted £2700 for same two hearing aids that I need. can you help with any advice? Fiona
Member 14 November 2017
I have just had these hearing aids fitted about two weeks ago. They are worse than my NHS hearing aids which are behind ear. I cannot hear nearly as well. this is being blamed on my Ear Canal getting bigger? In only a week. seems strange think I will be going back to NHS ones. Fiona McDonald
Member 26 December 2017
I have had this hearing aid since March and have had some issues with craftsmanship. The wax grommet has come out of the aid twice, and I am not just talking about the guard, but both the guard and the piece it goes into. The last time this happened I had to have the audiologist remove the grommet from my ear with a tool. I also had a previous issue where the inner separated from the shell and had to be replaced. This will make the 3rd time I have been without the aid for a week. My previous V90 didn't seem to have this amount of issues.
Member 29 April 2018 Replied to Member
Apart from all this how does this hearing aid compare with the V90?
Member 07 June 2018 Replied to Member
I’ve had the same problems. I might get one to two weeks use before it happens again. It’s hard to justify the expense with these reoccurring problems.
Member 07 June 2018
I am terribly disappointed the number of times I have had to send the hearing aids for repair. The receiving tube has to be re-glued so that the wax guard will fit. The tube falls in making the hearing aid useless. I’ve had the hearing aids for 6 months and have to send them back for repair 5 times!!! The repair shop scratched the titanium shell!
Member 14 June 2018
I have had the Phonak Virto B Titanium IIC B90 hearing aids for a few months. They work differently that the Virto Q70-10 units I have had for nearly 5 years but the sound is generally good. My one problem is very serious- the right unit starts slipping out after a few hours when moisture starts to build. Have had a new mold made but get same result with replacement. Very unhappy with this. No problem with the other side.
Member 14 June 2018
I have had the Phonak Virto B Titanium IIC B90 hearing aids for a few months. They generally work well but the right one starts slipping out after a few hours as they seem very sensitive to moisture. It has been replaced after using a new mold but the result is the same. Very frustrated. No problem with the left side which is shaped differently.
Member 28 June 2018
has anyone had trouble wearing them with headphones? They seem to turn off! and the minute you take the headphones off , they turn back on... not sure if it is the Autosense?
Member 15 August 2018
I just received the phonak B990 and I must admit, I do not like them at all. There is a constant hiss coming from them and it feels like my ears are clogged up all the time. I find them a little uncomfortable. I wear them while working and by the end of the day I can't wait to take them out. If I didn't have all that hissing, I imagine they would be all right. I am on the phone a lot and use my left ear mostly. When I hang up the phone, I always hear three beeps. Does anyone else have them problem? I have a two week checkup coming up and I'm not really sure I am going to keep them. I don't want to spend over $5K for something that is frustrating me.
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