Phonak Belong B30 Star Rating: ⅖
Price: £845 per aid £1645 per pair
Style: Behind the Ear/In the Ear
Fitting Style: RIC (Receiver in Canal), BTE (Behind the Ear), ITC (In the Canal), ITE (In the Ear), CIC (Completely in Canal), MC (Mini-Canal), SP (Super Power)
Warranty: 4 Years
Founded in 1947, Phonak is the world’s largest hearing aid brand. Phonak has an innovative and customer-focused approach to the research and development of their products, with their main focus being speech understanding.
The Phonak Belong Range
Launched on 30th August 2016, Phonak introduced the Belong range of hearing aids. This generation of hearing aids includes the Audeo B-R, with the first ever lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
The Phonak Belong range has superseded the Phonak Audeo Venture 90/V90.
The Phonak Belong B30 Model
The Phonak Belong B30 is the most basic hearing aid of the Phonak Audeo Belong range, designed for people who may only need to hear better in quiet situations.
- AutoSense OS: this feature provides 60% better speech understanding than wearing no hearing aids, there is also a 10% improvement in hearing soft voices by scanning the sounds in an environment every 0.4 seconds. This feature also has the ability to zone into an individual voice in a noisy environment. This feature adjusts automatically to the environment and can create over 200 forms of how the aids sound.
- NoiseBlock: this feature reduces the background noise to enhance speech understanding in noisy environments.
- UltraZoom: this feature detects all sounds in a quiet environment and then focuses on speech, not matter which direction it is coming from.
- SoundRecover 2: this feature converts the detected high frequency sounds to lower frequency sounds that the listener can hear.
- WhistleBlock: this feature eliminates unwanted whistling made from the hearing aid
- QuickSync: this feature automatically takes volume adjustments and changes in program from one hearing aid and applies it to the other.
- TinnitusBalance: this feature helps distract the brain from tinnitus by producing different masking sounds.
- Auto Acclimatisation: this feature automatically increases the volume gradually to help the listener become acclimatised to wearing hearing aids.
Although the Phonak Belong B30 is not able to connect to Bluetooth enabled devices, it compatible with other Phonak wireless accessories, including:
- ComPilot Air II
- ComPilot II
- DECT II
- EasyCall II
- PilotOne II
- Roger 18 Receiver
- Roger 19 Receiver
- Roger Clip-On Mic
- Roger EasyPen
- Roger MyLink
- Roger Pen
- Roger Select
- Roger Table Mic II
- Roger X Receiver
- TVLink II
This aid is not rechargeable and uses 312 batteries.