Phonak Virto™ Marvel

Custom hearing aid now also available in stylish black finish with direct connectivity and hands-free calls.

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    Clear, rich sound

    Enjoy better speech understanding1 and less listening effort² in noise. Be amazed at how well your hearing aids perform from the first fit and every time you wear them.

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    Connects to smartphones, TV and more

    Phonak Virto M-312 hearing aids connect directly to either your iOS or Android smartphone or other Bluetooth® enabled devices. Use them for hands-free calls, TV, music, e-books, podcasts and so much more.

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    Customised

    With over 1600 data points Biometric Calibration takes your individual ear anatomy into account. Each Virto hearing aid is then custom-made to provide a perfect and discreet fit and high wearing comfort.

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    Stylish black

    Now also available in stylish black finish.

Phonak Virto™ Marvel: small, discreet hearing aids

As part of the hearing care industry, Phonak has closely monitored the rate of hearing aid adoption among the general public for decades. Over a span of time, we have seen only slight improvement in these numbers. As of 2019, only 31 percent of people age 45- to 65-years old with hearing loss use hearing aids.1 And, on average, these people waited from 4 to 6 years before purchasing their first set of hearing aids.2

In countries where the nationalized healthcare system provides hearing aids free of charge or at a minimum expense, the 31 percent rises, but only slightly, to 40 percent. When cost is taken out of the equation, what remains, at least in part, is stigma.

Phonak Virto Marvel - Small Custom Hearing Aids

Phonak Virto Marvel hearing aids are medical devices with Marvel hearing aid technology. Some of the products in the Virto Marvel portfolio were also designed to be discreet -- whether in its small size or in the way it looks, such as Virto Marvel Black, a stigma-busting hearing aid that looks like a hearable. 

 

Stigma of hearing aids

Phonak Virto Marvel - Nano Hearing Aids

Why do few people take advantage of hearing aids? Factors suggest reasons for lack of hearing aid use include cost, perceived lack of benefit and denial of hearing loss.3 But one of the most difficult disincentives to counteract is the perceived stigma associated with hearing loss and use of hearing aids.4

One of the most common reasons people with hearing loss postpone the acquisition of hearing aids until their hearing loss is no longer bearable is because of perceived stigma. They are concerned people will treat them differently if they are seen wearing hearing aids.

However, untreated hearing loss can make it challenging to understand colleagues, friends and family. Hearing loss may be associated with several health issues, including:

• Less social interaction and increased loneliness5
• Less participation in activities with friends and events6
• Increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia7
• Increased risk of falls8

Click here to find more information on how Well-Hearing is Well-Being™. 

 

Blurring the lines between hearing aid and hearable

Since the release of the first generation of earbuds, the adoption of ear-level technology has exploded. It might seem like everyone is wearing ear-level technology.  

In addition, smartphones are so central to our lives: work, communication, entertainment. With the prevalence of streaming in public, which if you’re polite, is done wearing headphones. This is impacting the normalization, acceptance and willingness of people to wear an ear-level medical device that look like a set of headphones or earbuds. 

 

Virto Marvel Black – Nothing to hide

A custom hearing aid for the modern era

Virto Marvel Black is an award-winning, discreet hearing aid built around the concept that people who wear it have nothing to hide — it lies right in plain sight. It comes in a stylish black color (among several others) and looks like an earbud. 

As a custom fit hearing aid, it also features direct connectivity and hands-free calls. And, people who wear this discreet hearing aid might experience a love at first sound experience. Featuring AutoSense OS™ 3.0, proprietary Phonak technology, the hearing aid recognizes and automatically adapts to precisely match more listening situations than ever before.9

Discreet Hearing Aids with Marvel Technology

Roger™ technology is also available in the custom hearing aid without a body-worn receiver. Thanks to RogerDirect™, the Roger microphone transmits directly to the hearing aid and custom users have access to all the benefits for hearing in noise and over distance. 

With Virto Marvel Black, people with hearing loss won’t need to feel like they have to compromise their self-image in order to get help with their hearing. 

Oliver has nothing to hide

 

Talented musician Oliver Howes is changing the world with his music. He was among the first hearing aid wearers in Australia to receive the new Phonak Virto Black. 

 

 

 

 
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Professor Peter Baume's story

 

Former Australian MP, University Chancellor and Physician, Professor Peter Baume shares how his new Virto Marvel hearing aids have kept him in touch with the world.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

"Best of CES 2020"

 

-Newsweek

 

“A hearing aid that gives you superpowers”
 

-Engadget

 

"Phonak Virto Black hearing aids look like regular wireless earbuds"
 

-Slashgear

 

myPhonak app

Personalise your hearing experience and fine-tune your hearing aids with the advanced Remote Control function and more.
 

myPhonak App | Phonak
 

Roger microphone

Roger is the optimal solution to improve speech understanding in loud noise and over distance3. It now streams directly to your Marvel hearing aids.4

Phonak Virto Marvel | Custom Hearing Aids
 

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Available in a range of colors, so your Virto M is as unique as you are

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Roger microphones

Boost your hearing performance in noisy environment such as restaurants, meetings, work and school.

Remote Support

Give your hearing care professional the ability to customize your personal listening experience in real-time..

Discover Virto M-Titanium

Made from medical grade titanium, it is super discreet, durable and light weight.

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Footnotes

1 Niebling, M. (2019, June). Hearing aids improve hearing – and a lot more. OIFE Conference. Riga.
2 Powers, T.A. & Rogin, C.M., . (2019). MarkeTrak 10: Hearing aids in an era of disruption and DTC/OTC devices. Hearing Review, 26(8), 12-20.
3 Clark, J.G., English, K.M. (2004). Counseling in audiologic practice: Helping patients and families adjust to hearing loss, Boston Pearson Education
4 Simmons, M. (2005). Hearing loss: From stigma to strategy, London Peter Owen
5 Kramer, S.E., Kapteyn, T.S., Kuik, D.J., & Deeg, D.J.H. (2002). The association of hearing impairment and chronic diseases with psychosocial health status in older age. Journal of Aging and Health, 14(1), 122–137
6 Vas, V., Akeroyd, M. A., & Hall, D. A. (2017). A data-driven synthesis of research evidence for domains of hearing loss, as reported by adults with hearing loss and their communication partners. Trends in Hearing, 21. 
7 Loughrey, D.G., Kelly, M.E., Kelley, G.A., Brennan, S., & Lawlor, B. A. (2018). Association of Age-Related Hearing Loss With Cognitive Function, Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, 144(2), 115-126
8 Jiam, N.T.-L., Li, C., & Agrawal, Y. (2016). Hearing loss and falls: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Laryngoscope, 126(11), 2587–2596
9 Rodrigues, T. & Liebe, S. (2018). Phonak AutoSense OS™ 3.0. The new & enhanced automatic operating system. Phonak Insight, retrieved from www.phonakpro.com/evidence, accessed October 17th, 2018.

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