Part of the Quest range from leading Swiss manufacturer Phonak, the Q30 is part of our "Better" Range. Despite being at the bottom of the Q family, the Q30 still offers a good level of features and technology to help you hear better in less challenging environments. Suitable for mild to profound hearing losses, the Q30 range may have fewer features than its bigger brothers but it offers good value in a hearing aid that still sports essential features such as High Frequency Recover; helping you hear the high frequencies you often lose first such as child’s voices and birdsong.
The Q30 is available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours so you can be sure that whatever your style, there’s a hearing aid in the range that’s right for you.
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The hearing aids in the Phonak Q30 range have 8 channels and 2 programmes which offer a good level of fine tuning and support for your individual hearing loss and lifestyle.
To learn more about channels and programmes and the 9 extra features available in this range (and more importantly how they can help you hear better) take a look at the list below.
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5 Year Warranty
This hearing aid comes complete with a 5 year warranty which covers your hearing aid for malfunction, breakdown or faulty workmanship during that time.
Simply put, the number of channels determines how finely your hearing aid can be tuned to best suit your individual level of hearing loss. The more channels the hearing aid has, the more it can be finely tuned to give you the most natural and effective hearing experience.
This small hand held control (can be in the format of a pager, watch or key fob device) allows you to alter the settings of your hearing aid, like increasing the volume or switching programmes easily and discreetly.
The hearing aid remembers and ‘logs’ your usage patterns, for example the settings and programmes you use, how long you wear your hearing aid for etc. allowing your Hearing Aid Audiologist to better adjust and personalise your settings at your follow up appointments.
High Frequency Recover
In the majority of cases of hearing loss, high frequency sounds are affected, so people struggle to hear sounds like birdsong, children’s voices. High frequency recover is an effective way to extend a person’s range of hearing by restoring a proportion of these high-frequency sounds so that even people with moderate to severe hearing loss can hear more of what they want to hear.
Programmes are memory settings within the hearing aid, set up for you by your Hearing Aid Audiologist, that allow the hearing aid to operate at its optimum potential within specific listening environments. For example, if you regularly attend the theatre your Hearing Aid Audiologist could set a ‘Theatre programme’ which would have the ideal settings to help you hear the actors on the stage. Another programme might be set for you to listen to your TV whilst another might be optimized for use in noisy restaurants where you could need more amplification with a higher level of background noise reduction.
With manual programmes you have to manually switch the hearing aid to the appropriate programme yourself to get the tailored support you need for that specific environment.
Directional microphones prioritise the sounds coming from a certain direction while suppressing background noise from other directions.
Fixed directionality means that microphones are fixed in positions where the majority of important sounds come from – often a wide arc in front of you, generally referred to as a ‘beam’.
Feedback is the name given to the whistling sound that you may have heard coming from, typically, older or analogue hearing aids. Feedback occurs when sound leaves the hearing aid receiver and loops back through your hearing aid microphone, where it's amplified a second time into a whistle or squeal. The feedback suppression feature identifies this feedback and suppresses it, providing you with better quality, more comfortable hearing – and no whistling!
Noise Reduction: Standard
This feature enables you to focus on the important sounds, like speech while the hearing aid reduces the distraction of unwanted background noise, making it easier for you to hear in noisy environments.
The exact features will depend on the style and size of hearing aid you choose, but your Boots hearing aid audiologist can explain this all during your free consultation.