1. Choosing the model
Audéo, Bolero, Virto or Lyric?
Discrete, behind-the-ear, with a pure and natural sound
Phonak Audéo is a « behind the ear » hearing aid with with a receiver in the ear canal. Its size is equivalent to half of your little finger. Designed for mild to severe hearing loss, it is available in four price categories: Premium 90, Advanced 70, Standard 50, Essential 30. Approximately 90% of hearing aids sold in Switzerland today are of this type.
This type of hearing aid consists of a main housing positioned discreetly behind the ear connected by a wire to a silicone earpiece that slides into the ear canal. By separating the electronics between the main housing and the earpiece, the housing is so small that it almost disappears behind the ear. The Audéo also has an option to manage tinnitus.
The Phonak Audéo is often paired with a standard soft silicone dome earpiece. However, patients with significant loss in the low and mid frequencies may prefer a custom-made earpiece to benefit from a more efficient transfer of these frequencies.
Robust but bigger behind-the-ear hearing aid
Phonak Bolero is a classic behind-the-ear hearing aid with a robust, water-resistant and easy-care design, but in a larger housing. A little larger than the Audéo model, its size is equivalent to two thirds of your little finger. It is designed for mild to severe hearing loss and is also available in four price categories: Premium 90, Advanced 70, Standard 50, Essential 30.
This model consists of a main housing positioned behind the ear connected by a narrow tube to a silicone earpiece that slides into the ear canal. Its electronics are fully integrated inside the main housing.
Normally supplied with a standard soft silicone dome earpiece, patients with significant low and mid frequency loss may prefer a custom-made earpiece to benefit from more efficient low frequency transfer.
Fits in the ear canal, almost invisible
Phonak Virto is an almost invisible in-the-ear device, with a custom-made shell to ensure a perfect fit in the ear canal and to filter all outside sound. Its size is equivalent to a third of your little finger. It is designed for mild to severe hearing loss and is available in four price categories: Premium 90, Advanced 70, Standard 50, Essential 30.
This device sits completely in the ear canal, and the electronics are covered with a custom-made shell. This model offers different materials for the shell depending on the power required and the functionality desired.
Despite its small size, this model blocks the ear canal and so can produce an occlusion effect, meaning that you only hear only the sound produced by the device to the exclusion of all sound from the outside.
Phonak Lyric 24/7
100% invisible, completely in the canal
Lyric by Phonak is the only hearing aid in the world that is 100% invisible and can be worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lyric can even be worn in the shower. The batteries last for weeks and are not replaceable, the device is maintenance-free, and you don't have to insert and remove it every day. Lyric is comfortably positioned deep in the ear canal by a specially trained hearing care professional. Unlike other devices, the Lyric is sold as an annual subscription. When the device's battery runs out (typically every 2 or 3 months), you return to your hearing care professional to have new devices inserted.
2. Choose the right level of performance
90, 70, 50 or 30 ?
Choose the proper category according to noisy situations in your daily life
Category 90 for restaurants and theaters. Category 30 for the home.
Everyone, even those who are hard of hearing, understands fairly well in quiet environments. It is in noisy situations that we find it most difficult to understand. You will be better satisfied if you choose a category that matches your everyday sound environment.
“Buy the best and cry only once” but that’s not all…
- The programs automatically adapt to suit the environment which you are in at that moment.
- A range of programs that reflect your real environment allows you to single out the voices and better suppress the background noise.
- A large number of « channels » results in finer tuning and a more natural sound.
3. Start your free trial
We support you every step of the way
An initial 90-minute session, followed by 2 to 4 shorter sessions
The first 90 minute session is normally followed by 2 to 4 sessions of 30 to 60 minutes to refine and improve the fitting as well as for training on the proper use and maintenance of hearing aids.
Remote fitting sessions for people who don't want to or can't come to our shop
It is important to come in for the first two sessions to accurately measure your hearing loss, and to take anatomical measurements of your ear. Then, thanks to Phonak's remote fitting technology, it is entirely possible to optimize the settings of your devices from the comfort of your own home by connecting with your hearing care professional via the MyPhonak app.
From measuring your hearing loss, to programming your hearing aids, to pairing them to your smartphone, we take care of it all
Here are the different steps required during your free hearing aid trial at Silver Audition.
Medical history / Otoscopy / Tonal and vocal audiometry / Choice of device / Choice of earpiece / Placement on the ear / Programming / In situ Phonak audiometry / Demonstration of device handling and charger / Cleaning and maintenance demonstration / Bluetooth pairing to your smartphone / Downloading and pairing to the MyPhonak application / MyPhonak use and tips / Setting up remote fitting session if desired / TV Connector demonstration / Free trial of TV Connector and other Phonak accessories if desired.
You will forget that you are wearing hearing aids!
Our goal is to make you forget your hearing aids thanks to the finest fitting possible. State-of-the-art equipment and a dozen loudspeakers located in our soundproof room allow us to reproduce the different acoustic situations of everyday life and to refine the algorithms of the hearing aids as well as possible.