Based on 18 User Reviews
I finally conceded. Tired of missing so much of my audio world, I sought out an ENT. Two weeks have passed, and I have been given a set of the V90312 series hearing aids, Phonak. Amazing! I heard better instantly. When hearing my coat brush against my purse for the first time, the assistant said 'welcome to our hearing world'. I am thoroughly satisfied and only sorry that it took me so long to get 'my new ears'. Thank you, Phonak!
These aids are very modern looking, comfortable, career extending, pieces of audio equipment that I waited too long to purchase as I am stubborn and again....thought they were for "old people" and at 57 years old, didn't consider myself "old yet but I was incorrect. I am happy with them so far after a month of wearing. One feature I dislike is when wearing eyeglasses with the behind the ear model, it sometimes pulls the small wire slightly and the conical boot on the end will move and need to be pushback in to the ear canal. Again, battery life so far has been 5-6 days max. I am wearing them after some radiation treatments for an acoustic neuroma that caused 50% loss in the left ear. If I could give some advice, it would be to not wait until your hearing is noticeably impacting your career and life.
I've had a pair of Venture hearing aids for a month having 'upgraded' from Quest aids so I'd like to share my experience with you. The Venture aids are slightly larger than the equivalent Q90's. They have improved battery life, i'm getting 8 days out of a set of two batteries now whereas I was only getting 5 days before. The music ability out of the box is better. On the negative side, the clarity is worse. The sound level is there but the ability to distinguish sound is not. For me this is a major step backward. The V90's are very suspectable to wind noise. I have the maximum setting on wind noise deduction and its still no where a good as the q90's. I have the Compilot Air II for telephone and TV. Its dire. The reception range is a few inches from the V90's. If I turn my head I will lose sound in one ear or the other. The design of the Air II is awful. You can't clip it to clothing easily because the on/off button is in the wrong place. Phonak have done an awful job designing this device. If it wasn't for the improved battery life I think I would revert backt to the Q90's tomorrow. I'm going to have another refit of the V90's next week to see if I can improve the intelligibility of these aids. If not, its money back time.
On July 27, 2015 I purchased a pair of Phonak V-90s, replacing the Phonak Exelia Art micros I had for five years; as my audiologist explained, hearing aid technology has advance by three generations in last five years. I have some special issues - cochlear hydrops with resultant balance problems due to differing aural input levels from left and right, plus limited vision on one side.
The premium V90s with binaural capability - with input signal transfers between the two hearing aids - make a noticeable difference for me, with range of sound 360 degrees and on-the-spot digital programming in the audiologist's office to improve hearing at precise frequencies where age and military service have marked my greatest hearing loss. With the V90s I hear better than in five decades. No problem in restaurants or movies or crowded rooms.
The TV Link II is fantastic: simple to connect the basestation to the Optical link on back of my TV, simple to line the basestation to the streamer on a cord around my neck, and voila, I can turn TV sound all the way down, sparing others who may be there, while I receive the streamed TV sound directly into the V-90s. Works anywhere in my bedroom, or in the adjoining sitting room and kitchen, perfect streamed sound up to about 30 feet; I can easily reduce or increase volume on the streamer, or turn it off during commercials, turn right back on as desired, with no need to re-connect to basestation.
Music is better than I've heard in many years -- with or without headphones if I'm out walking around. Audiologist explained that the brains of the V90 are no longer behind the ear, but right in the ear canal and the device is as powerful as a laptop computer! Battery life has increase by 40% for me. Frankly, the V90s are expensive - but for me, definitely worth it.
This is my first set of hearing aids. Indescribable is the benefit from hearing. I just did not know how much I was missing until I tried hearing aids. The Audiologist recommended only Phonak Audeo V series. I won't compare with other models and manufacturers. If you think you have hearing loss, you must try them. These exceed my expectations. I hear what people say the first time (although I a still reflexively respond by saying "what"). My voice volume is significantly lower (and others still hear me, how loud I must have been!). The aids are so small, my eyeglass frames hide that I wear hearing aids. With my mobile device and ComPilot II, I use the hearing aids for phone calling and music streaming. It works flawlessly. There are several different programs to optimize for the direction of sound and the environment. I am happy with the default setting. With the technology improvements and lower costs through online resellers, seniors should check the benefit of modern hearing aids.
I just picked up a pair from the VA, they are tremendous, they beat anything I had previously had. Kudos to the Vermont Va for choosing such a wonderful hearing aid for a vet.
Just got my V90s and am very happy with them Iam a vet so thanks to them i can hear like i am supposed to.
This is a high end device and has built in filters, amplifiers, frequency shifters, etc. I’m serious, the hearing aid has 5 settings that I can change with a button in top that I never use anymore because the internal software shifts the settings according to environmental sound better and quicker than my doing it by hand. The streaming device, icon, is also good in that the cellphone talks to both ears with better sound than the cellphone speakers; however, the battery life of the iCom is about 4 hours at best. Furthermore, my cell phone stops ringing when the Icom battery runs down so I miss the call. As a result, I don’t use it anymore. It will be nice when Phonak has direct bluetooth if ever.
Just got my V90's last week. AMAZING. Cannot believe what all I have missed. After years of asking my wife "what did they say" or just acknowledging someone by smiling and shaking my head not knowing what in the world they said, I am truly amazed. Hearing loss is the only disability that others get mad at you because you can understand them. So thankful for my V90's.
I upgraded to the V90 after the V70s didn't cut it for me. The 3 additional automatic programs + speech in wind features made a tremendous difference my overall perception of the hearing aids. The V90s seem much more adaptable and in-sync with my lifestyle.
I love my Phonak V90, noticing now how much I missed out with the Siemens carat. Clarity is amazing and also no whistling ever. Siemens whistled continuously. Siemens were more expensive and had continuous repairs and service on them. Although Siemens did replacement parts for free at times. Only problem was they did not declare them as faulty so I could get my replacement with my insurance. One problem I have is with noisy environments, it's difficult to hear the person speaking and also picks up noises outside my home like crickets and birds too much. From your feedback I realise now that I need to go back to the Audi and set the program better, well I hope that'll work. Thank you for all your feedback, it's helped me a lot. Also I don't miss now anything on TV, thanks to the ComPilot. That's a very big advantage. Have the mic at home but not tried it yet.
These hearing aids are amazing. My wife actually asks me to turn the volume UP on the TV for a change. After a few adjustments by the Audiologist the sound quality is very good. They are practically invisible as well. Great product.
I am a very active 53 year old male, I was not very warm to the idea of wearing hearing aids for a variety of reasons. I first tried an in the ear version from another provider and found the occlusion to be unbearable, and began to research behind the ear aids. I found ZipHearing online and called them to discuss some of the models they represent, and found them to be very knowledgeable, and they completely changed my negative perception of hearing aids. They told me most people would never notice I was wearing them. I bought a Phonak model, and my golf buddies have never noticed I am wearing them (they would surely make a comment!), and I am very pleased with the ability to fully participate in conversations!
I have had my v90312's for 5 days. They work just fine. I have noticed a little time lag in certain environments when the suppression software is searching for the best solution. Other than that i find them to be a very good product.
The sound is great and very comfortable fit. Great company to work with.
The Audeo V90 is great. Can now hear words very well in conversations in a quiet place, on the phone, someone speaking behind me. and watching tv. I have not tested being in an auditorium, in a noisy restaurant and at the movies.. those are next on my list. Have only had my hearing aids for two days. eager to try it in other situations, but so far I am very happy.
I was told by an audiologist at Costco that with my level of hearing loss I should not expect to hear words clearly anymore. I am so happy that I found ziphearing.com and its collection of hearing aids. The local provider that i had in my area is very competent and directed me to the hearing aids that I need.
I thought I needed naida V because I thought my hearing loss was profound, it turned out that my disability was not in intensity of sound but in distinguishing word, also that what I needed on my right ear was not a regular hearing aid but a transmitter. So what was recommended to me was Audeo V for my left ear and Cros II for my right ear. I decided to get the premium model, the audeo V 90 and now i have the next several days to try it and so far I am very satisfied with the hearing aids i have purchased.
I must add here also that I found the ziphearing.com customer agent jeff hall extremely courteous, patient and helpful.
Good. Can hear better, not perfect but way better than with out them. Had tried 3 different ones over the last 3 years and none of those improved my hearing at all.The Phonak audeo v90 aids are comfortable , I don't even know that they are in my ear. The color is a perfect match to my hair color. The hearing aids are easy to clean and batteries are so easy to change. How I learned about Phonak was through my husband who had received a pair of Phonak from the VA. We got on line and found ZipHearing. My husband called Grant and he and Jeff helped us out. I was telling my sister in law about the success my husband and I had with our Phonaks , so now she is going to try and talk my brother in law into getting a set too. Love these Phonaks.
I purchased the Phonak Q90 312T two years ago with a 3 year warranty, I have followed all maintenance requirements and still have had a constant problem ever since I purchased with the them shutting off. My Audiologist has tweaked, changed battery brand, returned to Phonak to refurbish twice, and returned one for a new replacement, still would shut off.
My Audiologist told me they no longer sell Phonak because Costco now sells Phonak lesser quality version.
Now the Audiologist wants me on a trial basis to try the Starky brand, if I don't have the same problem My cost with a Phonak partial credit would be $5300 because Phonak warranty would do nothing for me even though it's happened since purchasing.
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I contacted ZipHearing and received a great pair of hearing aids for way below the cost that the hearing center was asking. It's a great way to save a lot of money on state of the art products and I'm glad I found them before paying full price. Service is excellent as well.