Phonak Bolero B: Key Specifications
The key features of the Phonak Bolero B are as follows:
- A Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aid device
- Noise reduction for comfortable listening when no speech is present
- Ability to focus on a single speaker even in noisy environments, and to optimize the Signal to Noise Ratio to hone in on the person you are talking to
- Special programs for understanding speech in windy conditions
- Tinnitus Balance noise generators to help with tinnitus patients
- Programs for specific environments can be saved and used whenever needed
- The Bolero PR features wireless charging, instead of standard batteries, using a lithium-ion battery that can be charged with 24 hours worth of energy.
- Other Bolero B devices use zinc 312 or 13 batteries
- Binaural VoiceStream Technology enables those with deafness in one ear to easily follow conversations coming from multiple directions.
The Bolero V is less sophisticated, lacking wireless charging and AutoSense, and possessing a less up to date binaural streaming system, although it remains a popular low-cost hearing aid.
Robust and ready for anything
In the Phonak Bolero, the speaker is encased within the hearing aid housing, instead of being placed inside the ear canal, which has some important advantages, as well as a few potential drawbacks. For one thing, the Bolero’s receiver will tend to last longer, as it isn’t directly exposed to substances within the ear. Instead, sound is passed along a tube that enters the ear, and the speaker is well protected, extending the life of the device. This kind of hearing aid tends to be more robust and suited to use in work environments or hotter settings, where perspiration becomes an issue.
Hard to repair in a hurry
On the other hand, the Bolero is much harder to fix should something go wrong with your device. When the receiver is placed inside the ear, it can easily be removed by technicians and replaced. This can be carried out while you wait, while dismantling and fixing a Bolero or similar hearing aids will take considerably longer. The Bolero tends to be a reliable device, as with all Phonak equipment, but it’s not infallible, and may not be the most convenient option if you are concerned about repairs.
Improved sound quality
Sound quality can also be an issue with the Phonak Bolero. That’s due to the fact that the Bolero works on a more restricted frequency range than devices like the Phonak Audeo. Some higher or lower frequency sounds may be far less audible, reducing your enjoyment of music, for example. However, with excellent functionality for handling speech and noisy environments, it makes up for this shortcoming in other areas.
Benefit from a range of Phonak products
The Bolero isn’t designed to be used on its own, and its features can be enhanced by using it with other Phonak products. For example, movie and TV fans will be excited by the TVLink II, which beams content from TVs to hearing aids directly. The RemoteControl App can also enable you to control your Bolero using a smartphone, while ComPilots synch up Bolero hearing aids with Bluetooth-enabled music players and phones.
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