Phonak announced its Paradise technology is now available in its Virto line of custom-made hearing aids. This includes the Virto P Black—the fully-connected in-the-ear (ITE) hearing device that resembles a modern earbud, and the Virto P-Titanium—the “world’s only custom hearing aid made from titanium.” Powered by the PRISM sound processing chip, Virto Paradise hearing aids deliver unrivaled* sound quality1 and are “custom built for each person’s ears, resulting in a truly personalized hearing experience.”

The Virto P product line includes: 

  • Virto P-312 (including Virto P Black)
  • Virto P-Titanium
  • Virto P-10

With the universal connectivity in Paradise technology, Virto P-312 wearers can stay connected to numerous devices including smartphones, TVs, laptops, Roger, and more, according to the company. Enhanced Bluetooth capabilities allow for multiple Bluetooth connections with the ability to switch between two paired devices. 

The universal connectivity found in Virto P-312 gives wearers the freedom to enjoy truly hands-free calling, Phonak says. Calls can be directly streamed from iOS, Android, or other Bluetooth-enabled smartphones as well as computers via video conferencing platforms. Phonak reports that wearers can answer or reject calls with a simple push of the button, even if their phone is on the other side of the room. 

Virto P-312 can also distinguish between streamed speech and music, a feature designed to optimize the listening experience. The custom-fit hearing aids deliver unrivaled* Paradise sound quality1, including soft speech enhancement and dynamic noise- cancellation features. 

Virto P Black

Part of the Virto P-312 family, Virto Black was first unveiled at CES2020 and received multiple awards and accolades for its “stigma-busting design that blurred the lines between a hearing aid and a hearable.” Now in its second generation, Virto P Black builds upon its design with the latest Paradise features and benefits. 

Virto P-Titanium  

Now in its third generation, Virto P-Titanium is “the smallest custom-made Phonak hearing aid available on the Paradise platform and remains the world’s only hearing aid made from medical grade titanium,” according to the company’s announcement. Phonak reports that each titanium shell is 15x stronger compared to the acrylic other ITEs are made of and this allows the Virto P-Titanium shell to be built up to 50% thinner.

“We’re extremely pleased to now extend the proven benefits of Phonak Paradise to our custom lineup of Virto hearing aids,” said Jon Billings, vice-president, Phonak marketing. “The human ear is a powerful thing. With Virto Paradise, wearers can discover more of the ear’s amazing potential while boosting their confidence and overall well-being like never before.” 

Fully customized for personalized hearing 

Virto P-312 hearing aids are custom built using Biometric Calibration software, which takes into account the patient’s individual ear anatomy to extract over 1,600 unique data points from the ear, resulting in a 2 dB improvement in directionality, Phonak says. Virto P hearing aids also feature Acoustically Optimized Venting (AOV), an algorithm that uses information from thousands of adult ear impressions to select “the optimal vent style based on the ear’s anatomy, resulting in less occlusion.”

Virto Paradise hearing aids are available in a variety of colors, accessories, and user options. They are available to order now via licensed hearing care professionals in the US. 

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*compared to Phonak Audéo Marvel 

  1. Appleton-Huber J. AutoSense OS 4.0 – significantly less listening effort and preferred for speech intelligibility. Phonak Field Study. Published November 2020. Retrieved February 2021.

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Source: Phonak

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