Update - This aid has been superseded. We can still supply them but they are far from new technology. Please see the current models towards the top of our list.
In 2009 Phonak launched the Versata Art. When it was brought on the market it was Phonaks second level of technology but it has now been superseded by the Phonak Solana which has the new, faster Spice Chip.
It is available in various BTE (Behind the Ear) Styles
Versata Art - Micro Petite
Versata Art- Micro
Versata Art - SP
Versata Art - P
Versata Art - M
It also comes in several custom ITE (In the Ear) models
CIC - (Completely in Canal)
MC - (Mini Canal)
ITC - (In the Canal)
HS - (Half Shell)
FS - (Full Shell)
The Versata Art has an excellent variety of features, these include
• 16 Channels - Each channel processes a range of frequencies so the more channels you have, the more specifically it can be programmed to suit your hearing needs.
• Whistleblock – To give the wearer freedom from the annoying feedback that can occur.
• Soundrecover – Improves the wearers ability to hear high frequency sounds while maintaining a natural sound.
• Noiseblock – This is designed to suppress background noise leaving speech clearer.
• Soundrelax – This detects sudden loud noises and reduces gain automatically to cushion the sound
• Windblock – This manages wind noise without having to adjust microphone settings.
• Soundflow– This feature detects even the most subtle changes in your listening environment and using different programmes it can adapt automatically to ensure comfort and clarity in your hearing.
• AOV (Accoustically Optimised Vent) – This ensures the wearer has minimum occlusion
The Versata Art is also wireless. Phonak have developed a range of accessories to work along side it to give you the freedom to enjoy everyday activities such as watching tv.
• Phonak iCom – Streamer worn around the neck
• Phonak TV Link – Tv transmitter/iCom charger
• Phonak Keypilot – Remote control that attaches to a keychain
• Phonak Mypilot – One touch display screen remote control
The Versata Art hearing aids are Nano-coated which acts as a barrier against sweat and other moisture in the ear. It is designed to prolong the life of your hearing aid.
In conclusion, the Versata Art was the second level of technology that has wireless compatibility but has now been replaced by the Phonak Solana. It has many of the same features as the Exelia Art but has only 16 channels. This model does not contain the new Spice chip technology which means it has a slower processor than the newer Phonak ranges. It is available in a range of styles and colours to suit your individual needs.