Costco Phonak Brio 4 (Product Information)

Phonak Brio 4 is a family of hearing instruments available from Costco with features similar to Phonak M90 products. It replaces the Phonak Brio 3 product line.

BTE Models:
• Brio 4 B-312 (312 battery, wireless, direct connectivity, t-coil, earhook or thin tube, 60 gain)

Features:
• Automatic 3.0 premium
• Own voice pick-up
• Balance
• Loud noise
• Car
• Echo
• Speech direct
• HiFrequency protect+
• Directional microphone premium
• DuoTel
• Real ear effect
• 20 fine-tuning channels, 9 automatic programs, 3 manual programs

Wireless Accessories:
• TV Connector
• PartnerMic
• RemoteControl

Website:
http://www.costco.com/phonak.html
https://www.brio.phonak.com

Datasheet:
Phonak Brio 4 B-312.pdf (98.6 KB)

myPhonak app for Apple iOS:
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/myphonak/id1332662924

myPhonak app for Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonova.phonak.dsapp

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Thanks! Few questions:
1)I see it uses the My Phonak app. Is this limited to the Brio 4 or does the KS9 now support the MyPhonak app (perhaps with a firmware upgrade?) Do these have the ability to pair with more than one device? If so, do KS9 gain this feature?
2)I see it supports PartnerMic. Will KS9 also?

The KS9 uses the Easy Line Remote app. Brio 4 can pair with two Bluetooth devices. And PartnerMic does not support the KS9.

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After a quick look it appears the Brio 4 is basically the same as the KS9 but a BTE with the Phonak app, Partner Mic and Remote Control.
Sound about right?

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And can pair to 2 x Bluetooth devices.

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I didn’t see that when I looked.
My bad.

What’s the price?
Is size-13-battery version available?

Pricing depends on where you’re located, but in general, $1249.99/ea. A size 13 battery version is not available.

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Does this appear to be an improvement on the KS9? Or just pretty much the same only a BTE version?

It appears to be a noticeable upgrade. Basically it seems to have the firmware upgrade that allows pairing with 2 BT devices, the improved app and the PartnerMic. From Rasmus, none of those are available in the KS9. However, if you don’t care about apps, only use one BT device and don’t want a PartnerMic, it would have no advantages (unless you prefer BTE)

Just went to the brio.phonack.com and this site showed a brio 4 and brio 3. When you click on Brio 4 then Phonak Brio 4 comes on and it shows a RIC picture with videos. When you click on the Brio3 it shows a BTE.
Please correct me if I am wrong on this site, but it looks like the Brio4 is an RIC.

Your link is wrong. It’s brio.phonak.com I agree that the picture looks like a RIC, but it says it a BTE. I trust RasmusBraun to have the correct info and he says it’s a BTE,

Sorry for the typo for the web site. I am hoping Phonak releases the Brio 4 in an RIC model before I decide my next set of HAs this summer. I like the Brio 4 accessories and app better than those offered by RS9.