Phonak Virto Paradise Custom P90 Review

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January 8, 2024
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Bluetooth
Rechargeable
PROFESSIONAL FITTING
In the Ear

Phonak custom devices are often applauded for their stylish design aesthetic. If you choose a custom hearing aid from Phonak, you can select an entirely invisible titanium model or an earbud size version that comes with a Bluetooth connection.  

Regardless of the size of custom hearing aid you choose, you'll also need to select a technology level. 

The Virto Paradise P90 gives you access to all Paradise features, including dynamic noise cancelation and speech enhancer, and better listening in the car. P90 also gives your hearing care provider the most customization ability. If you regularly travel or spend time in groups, this top-end level will probably be worth the additional cost.   

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Hearing Loss Level 🔊
Mild - Profound
  • Regardless of size, Phonak Virto Paradise hearing aids are fully customizable, prescription hearing aid appropriate for mild-profound hearing loss
  • If you have profound hearing loss, you will want to select the largest Virto model which comes with an higher-powered speaker
Care Type đŸĨ
Prescription
  • Phonak hearing aids are prescription devices fit and programmed by a professional
  • To create your custom hearing aids, a professional will take earmold impressions in a clinic or in your home. They will then send those impressions to the Phonak manufacturing facility where a one-of-one replica will be created for your hearing aids
  • After an initial fitting, you can connect the largest half or full-shell wireless models to the Phonak app to receive remote care
Sound Quality 🔊
Strong in Background Noise
  • Phonak Virto offers strong underlying sound algorithms consistent with Phonak's Paradise technology platform (Phonak now offers newer tech in their Lumity Receiver-in-Canal products).
  • The largest Virto model includes directional microphones to manage complex environments
Comfort đŸĻģ
Somewhat Comfortable For All-Day Wear
  • Phonak Virto custom-molded devices sit comfortably in the ear. Some users with better hearing in lower frequencies prefer an open-fit behind-the-ear style hearing aid that allows more natural sound to pass into the ear canal

Learn more about the choice between in-the-ear vs. behind the ear styles here.

Style  đŸ’Ģ
In-The-Ear
  • Sit inside the ear
  • Available sizes include Virto-P Titanium Battery Size 10, Virto-P Battery Size 10, Virto-P Battery Size 312 Non-Wireless, Virto-P Battery Size 312 Wireless
  • Available Body colors: Blue, Brown, Pink, Red, Cocoa and Black,
  • Available Faceplate colors: Black, Brown, Cocoa, Pink
Battery đŸ”‹
Disposable Only

Phonak Virto hearing aids only use disposable batteries

  • Phonak offers Bluetooth enabled and non Bluetooth-enabled options with a size 312 battery (lasts 7-10 days)
  • Phonak offers titanium and standard shell options with a size 10 battery (lasts 5-7 days)
Connection đŸ“Ą
Bluetooth Available, Size-Dependent
  • Virto Paradise half-shell and full-shell styles can be equipped with Bluetooth streaming
  • Bluetooth models use Bluetooth classic connection and offer hands-free calling for iPhone and Android devices
  • Telecoil is optional in all sizes but can not be selected alongside Bluetooth
Dexterity Level 🤏
Difficult
  • All sizes within the Phonak Virto Paradise family require regular disposable battery changes and good dexterity. The smallest sizes are especially difficult to manage due to their smaller size 10 battery.
  • All sizes can include an optional push-button, three largest sizes can include an optional volume wheel
Waterproof Level đŸ’Ļ
IP68
  • The smallest models of Phonak Virto Paradise have an IP68 rating which means they can sustain 30 minutes of water exposure in up to one meter of water
  • Larger 312 models do not include an IP rating
App features đŸ“ą
Has An App, Telehealth Capable, Find My Hearing Aids

The larger wireless version of Virto Paradise has full access to the Phonak app. Smaller sizes do not have access to the smartphone app.

  • Remote care: Available through the Phonak app in coordination with your provider
  • Customization: Volume, treble/bass, adjustable custom programs in the app
  • Tinnitus masking: Available through your healthcare provider
  • Find my hearing aid: N/A
  • Health tracking: Tracks length of wear time and step count
Pricing and Process
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Pricing

The national average price for Phonak Virto Paradise hearing aids is around $7,850 per pair.

Our research indicates that the best pricing and care packages are currently available through ZipHearing and Yes Hearing.

  • ZipHearing offers Phonak hearing aids starting at $4,598 (see a professional in a local clinic)
  • Yes Hearing offers Phonak hearing aids at $5,945 per pair (a professional will come to your home)

Process

ZipHearing or Yes Hearing will match you with a local professional and secure a lower price (typically 25% less than the national average).

Fill out the form on either site to get matched with local care.

ZipHearing Form - Yes Hearing Form

Recommendation

We review thousands of customer reviews and available prices to find the best available care providers. Our readers are consistently happy with ZipHearing and Yes Hearing and give both companies 95%+ 4 and 5-star ratings on Trustpilot.

How to Choose a Size
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Phonak's custom hearing aids come with several variations in size and batteries. The sound processing is the same throughout the line, but Bluetooth connectivity is only available in the earbud-sized P 312. The most popular models are:

Virto P Titanium Invisible Hearing Aid 

  • Tiny size makes it almost completely invisible, 
  • Uses a disposable size 10 battery
  • Best for mild to severe hearing loss
  • Does not allow Bluetooth streaming
  • Allows remote programming after your first in-person visit

Virto P 312 

  • Larger earbud size with a tech-forward appearance
  • Uses a disposable 312 battery
  • Best for mild to severe hearing loss
  • Allows Bluetooth streaming and hands-free phone audio 
  • Allows remote programming after your first in-person visit 

Your care provider can assist you in making a final decision about the right size.  

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The breakdown

Virto Paradise is a hearing aid with all the leading technology and sound processing you would expect, but they package it into a modern design. The Virto Paradise invisible hearing aid is made from titanium and truly disappears in your ear. The larger Bluetooth-enabled custom looks more like a high-tech headphone than a hearing aid.

Of course, Virto Paradise offers complete customization, disposable and rechargeable batteries (depending on the size), and the ability to access care from your audiologist without leaving your home.

Hand holding Phonak titanium invisible hearing aid
Exploded view of Phonak titanium invisible hearing aidWoman on a telehealth call to adjust Phonak custom hearing aid

The tech inside

Paradise technology uses multiple program features to automatically sort out background noise and amplify voices in the car or loud environments. 

Virto Paradise hearing aids of all sizes connect to the award-winning myPhonak app, allowing easy sound and program control. 

Phonak also offers a wide range of accessories, from remote controls to a Roger mic and TV streamer, allowing you to listen at your own volume, even with a group.

Getting up close

Phonak custom hearing aids come in a truly invisible titanium model and an earbud sized model that allows Bluetooth streaming.

Phonak custom hearing aids allow you to choose from 3 different faceplate colors including black, cocoa and pink.

Close up of an invisible hearing aid in a woman's ear

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