Part of the latest Quest Range from leading Swiss Manufacturer, Phonak, the Q90 is at the top end of our Best Range; which means it’s made with the latest digital processors and high level hearing aid features that will help you to hear better even in challenging environments. The Phonak Q90 is suitable for mild to profound hearing losses so, if you lead an active lifestyle; often face the challenge of hearing in background noise or are simply looking for the best hearing aid technology on the market the Q90 could be for you.
At Boots any hearing aid from the Phonak Q90 range comes complete with a 5 year warranty and 60 day money back guarantee.
The Q90 comes in a variety styles from the Bolero Q90, that sits neatly on the ear, to the Nano Q90 which fits snugly, invisibly in the ear (and a few in between) and our behind the ear (BTE) models also come in a variety of colours from subtle to downright bright. With all this choice, you can be sure that whatever your style there’s a hearing aid in the Q90 range that’s just right for you.
Visit us in Boots for a free hearing test and demonstration and find out if the Phonak Q90 could be right for you.
The hearing aids in the Phonak Q90 range have the highest number of channels (20) and programmes (5) in our range; simply put this means they offer a greater level of fine tuning and support for your individual hearing loss and the specific day to day situations you find yourself in (a busy restaurant, watching the television, the theatre, business meetings). The new Phonak Quest Range also introduces some powerful new features based on their unique Binaural VoiceStream Technology®.
To learn more about channels and programmes and the 19 extra features available in this range (and more importantly how they can help you hear better) tale a look at the details below.
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.
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.
The latest feature to be introduced by Phonak; the Speech in Wind feature provides superior protection from the interference of wind noise. It automatically detects the ear most affected by the wind and transfers the sound from the good ear to it; improving your listening comfort when outdoors.
Directional microphones prioritise the sounds coming from a certain direction while suppressing background noise from other directions.
Adaptive directionality means that the hearing aid will take cues from the environment and focus microphones to the area where they are needed.
FlexControl personalises the automatic system, and rather than making sounds louder or softer, FlexControl changes many of the settings in your hearing instruments to adapt to the situation and make sounds more intelligible or more comfortable instead of just louder or softer. It is as easy to handle as a standard volume control.
EchoBlock improves your listening experience in reverberant environments like large assembly halls, places of worship and rooms with reflective surfaces. EchoBlock works by instantly removing the disturbing reflections of the reverberant sound, while the speech signal you want to hear will sound natural and undistorted.
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’.
Selective directionality gives you the ability to choose in which direction to focus the microphones on your hearing aid and so your hearing. It’s perfect for instances where you may not be facing a speaker such as listening to a passenger in a car or where the sound source is coming consistently from one direction. This feature can be selected manually or often with the use of a remote control.
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.
It can enhance speech audibility in even in the most complex listening environments.
This sophisticated volume control is based on your individual hearing loss so that making sounds louder and softer is accurately suited to your needs.
This is essentially a process within the hearing aid that detects sudden, jarring noises, like a door slamming or clattering dishes, and makes the sound ‘softer’ and more bearable, while maintaining your ability to hear other, important sounds.
Hearing aids with wind noise reduction automatically sense wind conditions and suppress related noise for comfort. They’re particularly useful for people who spend a lot of time outdoors, whether walking in the countryside, by the sea, or playing golf.
This helps you to determine which direction sound is coming from.
This feature makes using the telephone with your hearing aid simple and stress free. As soon as the phone is held close to the ear the signal is heard in both ears. Background noise is reduced and speech is made clear.
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.
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!
If you wear two hearing aids, then just one touch on the programme selection button or volume control on one hearing aid results in instant, identical changes in the other hearing aid. This ensures that the volume and programme settings are always balanced, with minimal effort from you.
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.
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.
Our most discreet hearing aid yet; fits neatly in your ear canal so that it is almost invisible when worn.
Our 2nd smallest hearing aid is the CIC; custom made to fit comfortably in your ear canal.
Bespoke & discreet - slightly larger for increased power & battery life.
Fits comfortably in the outer ear. Slightly larger and great for dexterity issues.
Discreet, yet powerful hearing aid that fits comfortably behind your ear.
Fits comfortably behind the ear and attaches to a custom-made ear mould.
If you would like to book an appointment within the next 48 hours, please call us
on 0845 270 1600
Cost £345 - £1,445
Suitable for people who need a hearing aid for less challenging listening environments like one to one conversations or small groups with little background noise.
Cost £1,095 - £1,945
Suitable for more challenging environments so if you work or socialise in busy or noisy environments this range would be well suited to your hearing needs.
Cost £2,225 - £2,995
Suitable for people who frequently encounter challenging listening environments. If you're looking for the best and latest technology this range would be ideally suited to you as it includes the most sophisticated features available.