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Click on the "General Information" button (top button above) for an overview and general information on this category of hearing aid.

 

Behind the Ear (BTE) Transistor Hearing Aids

Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid

The Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid was manufactured by Phonak AG of Stäfa, Switzerland in 2003.

This hearing aid measured 1 7/16" long x ⅜" wide x ½" deep (3.2 x 0.9 x 1.2 cm) . It weighed 0.1 oz. (3 g) without a battery.

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Side view of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid. An ear mold (not shown) attached to the end of the hook (right).

 

 


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Rear view of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the rear microphone port (top), volume control wheel (upper center), "O" (on-off), "T" (t-coil) and "M" (microphone) switch (lower center) and battery door "button" (bottom).


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Close-up view of the top of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the forward-facing microphone port with the plastic hook acting as a wind screen.

 


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Close-up view of the top of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the backward facing microphone port above the volume control wheel.

Note the tiny lever in the microphone port dome. When it is set to the right (as shown), the microphone is directional (cardioid [heart shaped] pattern) and when it is set to the left, the microphone is omnidirectional.

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View of the underside of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing model (PicoForte3 SC-D) and below that the serial number (N9H15240).

To the right of the serial number are three contacts for connecting an audio shoe (or boot) to this hearing aid such as the MicroLink FM receiver.


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Lower rear view of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the battery "button" below the switch. To open the battery door, you pushed this button in (see below).

 


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View of the bottom of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the battery button pushed in slightly opening the battery compartment door.

 


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Underside bottom view of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the battery compartment door opened slightly. Now you can use your fingernail and open the battery compartment door all the way.


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Bottom view of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the battery compartment door opened.

On the side of the hearing aid (top) note the manufacturer's name (Phonak) and below that the words "Swiss Made".


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Bottom view of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing a battery in the battery compartment.

This hearing aid took a No. 13 (orange tab) zinc-air battery such as this Duracell No. 13 zinc-air battery.


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View of the front cover of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid Instruction Manual.

Here is the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Instruction manual (8 pages, pdf).

 

 

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View of the front cover of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid User's manual.

Here is the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D "Better Hearing" User's manual (24 pages, pdf).
 

 

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View of the front of the plastic pak of the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid containing the specification sheet for this hearing aid.

Here is the Phonak PicoForte3 SC-D Specification sheet (2 pages, pdf).

 

 


 

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