Just trying to see if anyone knows if the Costco model is based on the Belong platform or the older Venture platform.
Can get the B-90 at Buyhear for $3400 or the Brios 2 at Costco for $2800. Which has most bang for buck?
Obviously I had rather buy at Costco for reason of their availability.
Additionally, the last audiologist I saw said she didn’t think any of the newer aids would improve my hearing over the Resound Versa 962s I am currently wearing.
I was thinking maybe the frequency shifting, available on some of the newer aids, might help me.
Info form Phonak site:
AutoSense OS – unmatched industry leading hearing performance[SUP]2[/SUP]
Audéo B runs on AutoSense OS, the cutting edge industry only and leading operating system from Phonak, which has been further enhanced with features such as adaptive SoundRecover2 to offer even better hearing performance in every day listening situations. Its fully automatic operation gives customers an effortless hearing experience without having to press buttons or switch between listening programs, proven to deliver 20% better speech understanding[SUP]3[/SUP] in general and 60% improvement in speech understanding when in a noisy environment thanks to the highly-sophisticated automatic selection. Whether dining with friends in a noisy restaurant, driving a car or listening to music, AutoSense OS does what no other system can. It captures and analyzes incoming sounds in real-time, and then draws upon multiple features blending them to create over 200 distinct settings to match the sound environment.
Phonak Belong – new product platform ready to drive the next technological breakthrough
Less than two years after the launch of the successful Venture product platform, Phonak is ready to launch the next product platform built on the flexible Palio 3 technology. The next-generation Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aid Audéo B is the first product family based on the new Phonak Belong product platform, which features a host of innovative technologies that have been created specifically to simplify the life of people with hearing loss. The new Audéo B premium hearing aids come in a new design and will be available in 4 performance levels and 9 colors. All models are IP 68 rated, meaning that they are dust tight and protected against water. With Belong, Phonak is once again helping consumers with hearing loss live better lives.