Price Each £1195 | Price Pair £2195
Behind the Ear and In the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, BTE, ITC, ITE, CIC, MC, SP
4 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.
Phonak Belong B50 Hearing Aids
Available in: BTE, RIC, ITC, ITE, CIC, MC, SP
| Update: This hearing aid has now superseded.
September 2017 update: The full range now available including the custom in-ear "Virto" models and the new B-Direct
What is B-Direct?
The same as the regular Phonak Belong Audeo B50 only with additional wireless streaming capabilities. This is the first "made for any smartphone" hearing aid that can do fully wireless streaming without an extra device. It works with any smartphone that has Bluetooth. In addition, they have a new improved TV streamer box to go along with it.
The B50 is the third in the series and is considered to be a lower-mid range aid. If you are after a rechargeable model then this is the cheapest it will get as the lower-priced B30 is not available as a rechargeable option.
So why go for the B50? Generally speaking, these are aimed for people who lead a fairly quiet lifestyle as they don't have the more sophisticated noise reduction of the more expensive models.
The differences in full
When compared to the next model up, the B70, here is what you miss out on.
The Music setting. The automatic AutoSense OS system still has the three "Calm Situation", "Speech in Noise" and "Comfort in Noise" settings but no "Music".
Four fewer channels, the B50 has only 12 channels compared with the B70's 16.
Windblock. No wind noise reduction in this aid.
Directionality and noise reduction. Both are more basic in the B50 making it only suitable for light social type background noise.
• Audéo B50-10
• Audéo B50-312
• Audéo B50-312T
• Audéo B50-13
• Audéo B50-R
**Please note, there will be an additional surcharge of £125 if we are pairing a single hearing aid with an existing aid bought from another company where we are taking over the aftercare responsibilities and looking after both hearing aids**