Phonak Audéo B-R is the first ever RIC hearing aid to feature a built-in lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery that provides 24hours* of hearing with one simple charge. This ground breaking technology frees hearing aid wearers from the hassles of disposable batteries
Phonak is extending its Belong platform to the Bolero family of BTE hearing aids, including the highly-anticipated lithium-ion rechargeable Bolero B-PR
This announcement comes only six months after the celebrated global launch of the rechargeable Audéo B-R, broadening the Phonak industry-leading portfolio of rechargeable and super-discreet hearing solutions.
With Bolero B-PR, Phonak extends its groundbreaking built-in lithium-ion rechargeable technology to a BTE, delivering 24* hours of hearing with one simple charge.
“The release of our lithium-ion rechargeable Audéo B-R was one of the most successful product launches in Phonak history,” said Thomas Lang, Senior Vice President of Phonak Marketing. “That’s why we are so excited to announce the extension of this pioneering rechargeable technology to the Bolero B-PR only six months later while simultaneously introducing Virto B-Titanium – the tiniest custom instrument Phonak has ever produced. More than ever, these new products reinforce Phonak’s commitment to fast-paced innovation, ease of use, and improved quality of life.”
Phonak Bolero B-PR continues to build upon the proven benefits of the Audéo B-R rechargeable solution. A recent study1investigated both hearing aid wearer and hearing care professional satisfaction with Phonak rechargeable technology.
Results show that more than 9 out of 10 hearing aid wearers were “very satisfied” with battery life of their Phonak rechargeable hearing aids, with ease of use being identified as the number one advantage across both hearing care professionals (HCPs) and hearing aid wearers. Furthermore, the study found that 88% of hearing care professionals would recommend Phonak rechargeable technology to their fellow colleagues.
Virto B-Titanium and all Bolero B models including B-M, B-P, B-SP, and the rechargeable B-PR run on AutoSense OS, the operating system from Phonak. The updated version of the AutoSense OS analyzes sounds every 0.4 seconds and draws upon multiple features, blending them to create over 200 distinct settings to precisely match sound environments. All this is done automatically, without any manual adjustments being made to the hearing aids. Recent studies2, 3 at the Phonak Audiology Research Center confirmed that AutoSense OS delivered better speech understanding over patients’ manual selection and unmatched hearing performance in everyday listening situations over two leading competitors.
For more information on Phonak’s latest lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids, please visit www.phonakpro.com/rechargeable or www.phonakpro.com/bolero-b.
Additional information about the new Virto B-Titanium instrument can be found at www.phonakpro.com/virto-b-titanium.
In 2017, Phonak, a member of the Sonova group, proudly celebrates its 70th anniversary!
Headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland, Phonak was born in 1947 from a passion and dedication to take on the most difficult hearing challenges. Seventy years later, this passion remains.
As the industry’s leading provider, we offer the broadest portfolio of life-changing hearing solutions. From pediatric to profound hearing loss, we remain committed to creating hearing solutions that change people’s lives to thrive socially and emotionally. We believe in changing lives and creating a world where ‘Life is on’ for everyone.
* Expected results when fully charged, and up to 80 minutes wireless streaming time.
 Nilsson M, Omisore D (2017). The Phonak rechargeable hearing solution: Part 2. Phonak Field Study News. https://www.phonakpro.com/content/dam/phonakpro/gc_hq/en/resources/evidence/field_studies/documents/fsn_rechargeable_hearing_solution_part_2.pdf
2 Rakita L, Jones C (2015). Performance and Preference of an Automatic Hearing Aid System in Real-World Listening Environments. Hearing Review. 22(12):28.
3 Rakita L, Jones C. Comparing objective and subjective outcomes of automatic classification systems across manufacturers. Field Study News. July, 2016.
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