A Review of the Family of Phonak Versáta Art Premium Hearing Aids

Updated November 4, 2016 – Phonak’s Versáta Art hearing aids are an advanced series of hearing devices designed to provide enhanced hearing to those with mild to profound hearing loss. This series delivers a wide variety of styles to users, allowing them to choose from 15 different Phonak hearing aid types, ranging from tiny Custom-In-Canal (CIC) hearing aids, to Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids. The technology present in each individual Phonak hearing aids system is variable, and not all technology will be available in every hearing device. Some of the technology users may find in this series of hearing devices includes:

Phonak Hearing Aids Technologies
  • SoundRecover: An advanced technology that delivers high-frequency hearing to those who may have lost it. With the return of high frequency hearing, users can experience a wider, broader range of sounds, helping to enhance his or her listening experience. It also allows for enhanced conversation hearing, and more enjoyable music and nature sounds.
  • WindBlock Management: This technology makes being outdoors a much more enjoyable experience. The annoying, sometimes cumbersome sound of wind in the ears is significantly reduced, allowing users to focus his or her attention on more important sounds, like conversations with friends and family.
  • SoundFlow: This technology allows users to move between varied listening environments seamlessly, without the need to make any manual adjustments to the hearing device. Users can transition from a quiet conversation, to a noisy environment much more comfortably than with other hearing devices. With the Versáta Art hearing aids, SoundFlow is available in three levels: SoundFlow Premium, SoundFlow Advanced, and SoundFlow Standard.
  • WhistleBlock Technology: This technology allows for much more comfortable conversations on the phone, where annoying feedback can sometimes occur. Without the annoying whistling in the user’s ear, phone conversations can be much more enjoyable for the hearing aid user.
  • NoiseBlock Processing: This is a very effective noise reduction technology that substantially reduces the sound of unwanted background noise. This technology discriminates between background noise and voices, allowing users to ignore what is not important, and pay better attention to the conversation they are having.
  • Real Ear Sound: With hearing loss, sometimes people also lose the ability to pinpoint sounds in his or her environment. With the Real Ear Sound of the Versáta Art hearing aids, users are provided with much more natural sound orientation, and the user can more easily locate sounds around them.
  • VoiceZoom: This advanced dual microphone technology is an effective way to improve speech intelligibility in noisy environments. It eliminates all unwanted sounds, while focusing on, and emphasizing speech, allowing for easier conversations in crowded or noisy environments.
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting: This technology is designed for all custom hearing systems, as well as BTE hearing aid wearers with SlimTip Soft, cShell, or xShell. It delivers a more comfortably-fitting hearing device, with less occlusion of the wearer’s ear.
  • QuickSync: This convenient feature allows users to make quick adjustments to multiple hearing devices with just one touch. For example, adjusting the program on one hearing device automatically results in the change in the opposite hearing device.
Numerous models exist in the Versáta Art hearing aid series. Outlined below are the models, as well as their featured technology.

Versáta Art micro: A micro BTE hearing aid designed for those with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. It is compatible with a micro tube and dome or an earhook and earmold.

  • SoundRecover
  • Real Ear Sound
  • WindBlock Management
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • SoundFlow
  • VoiceZoom
  • WhistleBlock Technology
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting
  • QuickSync

 

Versata micro

 

Versáta Art micro Petite: A micro BTE hearing aid designed for individuals with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. It is compatible with a micro tube and dome or earhoook and earmold. It is non-wireless, for its smallest size.

  • SoundRecover
  • WindBlock Management
  • SoundFlow
  • WhistleBlock Technology
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting
  • VoiceZoom
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • Real Ear Sound

 

versata micro petite

 

Versáta Art M: A micro BTE hearing aid designed for those with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss.

  • SoundRecover
  • WindBlock Management
  • SoundFlow
  • WhistleBlock Technology
  • Real Ear Sound
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • VoiceZoom
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting
  • QuickSync

 

 

versata M

 

Versáta Art P: A power model BTE hearing aid designed for those with moderate to severe hearing loss.

  • SoundRecover
  • Real Ear Sound
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • WindBlock Management
  • VoiceZoom
  • SoundFlow
  • WhistleBlock Technology
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting
  • QuickSync

 

versata P

 

Versáta Art CIC/MC (mini-canal) Petite: A Completely-In-The-Canal hearing aid designed for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. It is non-wireless, to keep the device as small as possible.

  • SoundRecover
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • SoundFlow
  • WindBlock Management
  • WhistleBlock Technology
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting

 

versata cic/mc

 

Versáta Art CIC/MC P Petite: A power model Completely-In-The-Canal hearing aid designed for those with moderate to severe hearing loss. It is non-wireless for its smallest size. This Phonak hearing aid comes in the same colors listed above for the Versáta Art CIC/MC.

  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • SoundFlow
  • SoundRecover
  • WindBlock Management
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting
  • WhistleBlock Technology

 

Versáta Art ITC/HS (half-shell): An In-The-Canal hearing aid designed for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. This hearing device is non-wireless, and features omnidirectional microphones.

  • SoundRecover
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • WhistleBlock Technology
  • WindBlock Management
  • SoundFlow
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting

 

versata ITC/HS

Versáta Art ITC/HS VZ Petite: An In-The-Canal/Half-Shell hearing device designed for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. This non-wireless hearing device features directional microphones. This Phonak hearing aid comes in the same colors listed above for the Versáta Art ITC/HS.

  • SoundRecover
  • SoundFlow
  • WindBlock Management
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • VoiceZoom
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting

 

Versáta Art ITC/HS P VZ Petite: A power model In-The-Canal/Half-Shell hearing aid designed for individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss. It is non-wireless, and features directional microphones.  This Phonak hearing aid comes in the same colors listed above for the Versáta Art ITC/HS.

  • SoundRecover
  • WindBlock Management
  • SoundFlow
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting
  • VoiceZoom

Versáta Art ITC/HS P VZ: A power model In-The-Canal/Half-Shell hearing device designed for individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss. It is wireless-enabled, and features directional microphones.

  • VoiceZoom
  • QuickSync
  • WindBlock Management
  • SoundRecover
  • SoundFlow
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • Acoustically Optimized VEnting
  • WhistleBlock Technology

 

versata ITC/HS P VZ

 

Versáta Art FS VZ (full-shell): This Full-Shell hearing aid is designed for individuals with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. It is wireless-enabled, and also comes with built-in directional microphones.

  • VoiceZoom
  • WhistleBlock Technology
  • QuickSync
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting
  • WindBlock Mangement
  • NoiseBlock Processing
  • SoundRecover
  • SoundFlow

 

versata FS VZ

 

Versáta Art FS P VZ: A power model Full-Shell hearing aid designed for individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss. It is wireless-enabled, and features directional microphones.

  • SoundFlow
  • SoundRecover
  • VoiceZoom
  • WhistleBlock Technology
  • QuickSync
  • WindBlock Management
  • Acoustically Optimized Venting
  • NoiseBlock Processing

versata FS P VZ

 

 

Numerous Phonak hearing aid accessories are compatible with the above Phonak hearing aids. These devices are designed to deliver enhanced hearing to wearers of the Phonak Versáta Art hearing aids.

Phonak Hearing Aids Accessories
  • iCom: A communication interface between the user’s hearing device, and his or her electronics. This allows users to wirelessly connect to telephones, MP3 players, FM transmitters, computers, and other electronic devices, for enhanced hearing of these devices.
  • TVLink: This is a dedicated television-hearing solution that very quickly transmits the audio from the television directly to the hearing devices of the user. This allows the user to watch television in stereo sound (both ears) at a volume that they prefer, while his or her family can listen at a separate volume.
  • myPilot: A remote control to the user’s hearing aid that features an LCD. This provides Versáta Art hearing aids wearers with access to numerous functions, including status information of his or her hearing aid.
  • KeyPilot2: This is Phonak’s smallest remote control to change program settings and volume on the user’s hearing aid. It delivers discreet control of the user’s listening device.
  • inspiro: This is a Dynamic FM transmitter designed specifically for teachers in regular or special schools. It transmits the teacher’s voice directly to the hearing aid of the student (or students) wearing a hearing aid.
  • ML12i: A design-integrated MicroLink FM receiver compatible with all of Phonak’s micro BTE hearing devices that use a 13 battery. This allows audio from an FM transmitter to be heard directly in the user’s ear (or ears).

 

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