Phonak Virto M 312 hearing aid
Discreet and Modern

Phonak Virto™ Marvel

  • Customized
  • In-the-ear
  • Quality sound

Virto Marvel hearing aids have exceptional sound quality from the first fit.¹ It automatically adapts to every sound environment so there is no need to manually adjust the hearing aids.

  • Custom-made 
  • Calibrated to suit mild to severe hearing loss
  • Direct connectivity only with Virto M-312 
  • Hands-free calls only with Virto M-312
  • Stylish black model 
  • Super Discreet made from Titanium
Virto Marvel
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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.² And, on average, these people waited from 4 to 6 years before purchasing their first set of hearing aids.³

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 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.

 
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Stigma of 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.⁴ But one of the most difficult disincentives to counteract is the perceived stigma associated with hearing loss and use of hearing aids.⁵

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 loneliness6

• Less participation in activities with friends and events7

• Increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia8

• Increased risk of falls9

 
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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.

Love at first sound

As a custom fit hearing aid, it also features direct connectivity and hands-free calls. 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.10

 

My hearing aids actually make me feel stylish.

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Roger™ 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 M-312, 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.

 
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Made to fit your lifestyle

Super discreet

Virto M- Titanium is the smallest Phonak hearing aid ever. It is so discreet, that nobody will see how well you hear.

Custom-made from Titanium

Virto M-Titanium is custom-made to fit perfectly in your ear. Made from titanium it is incredibly strong, light and durable.

The right solution for you

Virto M-Titanium is programmed to your degree of hearing loss. A hearing care professional will advise you on the right performance level for you.

High-performing technology and first-class design

Virto Marvel hearing aids have exceptional sound quality from the first fit.1 By incorporating a high-tech material for Virto M-Titanium, we’ve created hearing aids that reflects our passion for innovation and engineering design with performance, functionality and aesthetics.

 

Color options for Virto M and Titanium

Hearing aid Shell color

Blue
Brown
Pink
Transp. Dyable
Tan Ite
Cocoa Brown

Hearing aid Face plate color

Tan Ite
Pink
Cocoa Brown
Brown

Meet the Virto Marvel family

Virto comes in a variety of models to suit your lifestyle and meet your listening needs.

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Virto M-312 connects to smartphones and other devices

Phonak Virto M-312 provides universal connectivity which allows you to seamlessly stream audio content from Bluetooth® enabled devices.

myPhonak app

Phonak Virto M-312 provides universal connectivity which allows you to seamlessly stream audio content from Bluetooth® enabled devices.

Roger microphones

Roger is the optimal solution to improve speech understanding in loud noise and over distance11. It now streams directly to your Marvel hearing aids12.

 
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Find a provider

Whether you’re looking for help with hearing loss or want to get set up with hearing aids, we can help you find a hearing care professional near you.

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Frequently asked questions

Battery life of the Virto M-312 will depend on how often and how long the hearing aids are used to stream media. The average hearing aid user will get sixty hours of use from one size 312 battery. This is calculated based on sixteen hours of daily wear with eight hours of AutoSense OS™ 3.0, four hours of Bluetooth streaming, and four hours of TV Connector usage. Without any wireless streaming, the person wearing the hearing aid will get 83 hours of battery life (approximately one week for the average hearing aid user) out of one size 312 battery.

Virto M-Titanium and Virto M-10 NW O are both IP68 rated. This means the hearing aids survived continuous immersion in 1 meter of water for 60 minutes as well as 8 hours in a dust chamber per the IEC60529 standard. Virto M-312 and Virto M-312 NW O are not IP rated. Although some models are rated water resistant, Virto Marvel hearing aids are not waterproof and should be removed before showering, bathing, swimming, or any other activity that will expose the hearing aids to water or excess moisture.

No. A push button is required to use the Bluetooth connectivity functionality of Marvel. Only the non-wireless Virto Marvel models can be ordered without a push button.

Find the right hearing aid for you

Everyone’s listening and communication needs differ, which is why we offer a range of hearing solutions to find the right one for you.

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Footnotes

1 Jansen, S. & Woodward, J. (2018). Love at first sound: the new Phonak precalculation. Phonak Insight, retrieved from www.phonakpro.com/evidence, accessed February 19th, 2020.

2 Niebling, M. (2019, June). Hearing aids improve hearing – and a lot more. OIFE Conference. Riga.

3 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.

4 Clark, J.G., English, K.M. (2004). Counseling in audiologic practice: Helping patients and families adjust to hearing loss, Boston Pearson Education

5 Simmons, M. (2005). Hearing loss: From stigma to strategy, London Peter Owen

6 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

7 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.

8 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

9 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

10 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.

11 Stewart, E., Rakita, L. & Drexler, J. (2019). StereoZoom Part 1: The benefit of wirelessly connected narrow directionality in Phonak hearing aids for speech intelligibility. Phonak Compendium, retrieved from www.phonakpro.com/evidence, accessed February 19th, 2020.

12 Winneke, A., Latzel, M. & Appleton-Huber (2018). Less listening- and memory effort in noisy situations with StereoZoom, Phonak Field Study News, retrieved from www.phonakpro.com/evidence, accessed October 17th, 2018.

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