- Four different products
- Nano-coated cases
- Water-resistant option available
- QUEST processing platform
- Wireless connectivity
- 16 channel sound processing
The Phonak Bolero Q70 is a range of behind the ear products that is sandwiched between the Q90 and Q50 technology levels. There is an additional product range called the Virto that is a selection of in the ear devices also available at three different technology levels. All of these run off the Phonak’s QUEST platform although the number of channels is varied from a maximum of 20 in the Q90 down to just 12 in the Q50.
So to focus on the Bolero Q70. There are four different products to choose from with variance based upon battery size and power. With the inclusion of the SP – super power BTE, the Bolero range can cover up to profound hearing loss, so within reason there will be a Bolero for most hearing impairment. In the past Phonak has come up with some very futuristic looking models (notably The Yes) but with the Bolero they have returned to simple, elegant cases. All cases are nano-coated to improve the longevity of their good looks and the Phonak Bolero Q70 M13 is water-resistant, so for those who have suffered with the reliability issues that moisture ingress can cause, this may be well worth while considering.
The Bolero Q70 is a wireless system, so when paired with compatible devices can provide amplification directly from such household devices as televisions, MP3 players and mobile phones. It may not be the reason that you select the Bolero but with today’s electronics wireless communication will become more and more relevant for future users.
Phonak is also one of the foremost manufacturers of wireless compatible hearing aid accessories. This is a legacy of their educational and paediatric systems. So the Bolero Q70 can be used in conjunction with a number of remote controls as well as a wireless streamer and TV transmitter.
In summary, the core technology of the Bolero Q70 is a platform shared across the range and the Q70 level retains a significant proportion of the high level algorithms that power the Q90, so careful consideration should be given as to whether you can get all you need from one of these attractive and modern design BTE hearing aids.