On my second set as demo to decide. I previously used Starkey sound lens which, despite being 7 yes old seem to be far more advanced and perform better. Feedback has been a real problem. They can't be turned up much or they begin to squeal. Talk on a phone and they continuously squeal/feedback.
It could be due to the being CIC instead of iic asi had in the sound lens. Why my audiologist won't order the iic as I've asked is beyond me. I'm pretty sure these are going back and I'll start the process all over looking for auitiable aids.
Sound quality on the B50 Directs is great and I enjoy how the phone app allows me to modify the settings depending on the environment I'm in. I waited a long time for someone to provide a hearing aid that connects directly to my Android phone without the need of a 3rd device I would need to wear around my neck. It was worth the wait! I can hear my phone ring and carry on a phone conversation through my hearing aid effortlessly. Thanks!
Sound quality is much better, although I did not get the latest technology. The customer service was outstanding, although it is 20 miles from my home, north of Dallas. I am also impressed with the extended warranty. The audiologist provided good advice and clear instructions for regular upkeep of the hearing aids. They are comfortable to wear, and the batter life is better than I expected.
The sound quality of my Phonak B70 Directs is great. I had the Audeo Smart 5 previously and the sound quality is better with my new B70 Directs. The auto program is also much better. The AutoSense OS always seems to correct for the environment. I have three other programs also; Speech in noise, Comfort in noise and Music. I like the direct feature. I use it with my smartphone to change volume and programs. With the direct feature I can answer my phone using my hearing aids.
I have been wearing the Phonak Audeo B70 RIC hearing aid for 7 days, it is very comfortable and after a couple days putting on and removing it took a few days but now very easy. I had problems hearing High pitch sounds mainly female and children speaking. My hearing aid made it possible to hear the high pitch voices and noise, they became crisp and clear. The improvement needed is when with a group of people,at a restaurant, family parties ETC
Day one , going from Resounds top of the line to Phonaks Audeo B90R rechargeable. Issues with the Resounds not working for me I believe , are too many owner options for settings. Not being an Audiologist , I wasted time trying to find a decent setting for dining , outdoor activities with grandkids and working acerage with a tractor . Each person is different in their capabilities and I found myself lacking in this arena . So far Phonak has done the job with automatic settings and adjustments . I went everywhere I could on the way home to test them out . Stores , restaurants , grandkids , phone calls , you name it. So far so good !! Like the rechargeable option as well. I'd bring extra batteries but then forget them in the car , just another hassle to avoid. No issues with changing brands , talked to my audiologist , got on the phone with Ziphearing and it's a done deal . Kept the Resounds until the Phonaks arrived at no cost to me. Love the aids , love the company . They stand true to their word . A rare thing these days !
I purchased the Audeo B90 and CROS B. The sound is perfect sometimes I don't realize that I have them on. I tried many different hearing aids and found the Phonak to be the best as far as not sounding tinny, they sound very natural. Also got a terrific price from Zip Hearing and received great customer service from Grant. I would definitely recommend Zip Hearing to anyone needing hearing aids.
The sound quality of my Phonak Audeo B70 Direct hearing aids is very good. The different settings for various situations are very helpful and work well. They are very comfortable and fit well. I am happy with them. The only thing I would suggest is, if the small device that goes into the ear canal be a clear color instead of dark. It would be much less visible. Other than that, I have no other suggestions. I have had Phonak hearing aids for years and I have always been satisfied.
I can hear much better. Before I got the Audeo B30 hearing aid I was having great difficulty hearing people, especially in conversations where there was a lot of noise. Also, in the evenings I would watch television with family members and I could not hear what was being said on the television. I had to continually ask others in the room did the person in the movie say. It became quite annoying to me as well as others who were watching. That's when I said I had to take some action and get a hearing aid. I searched the internet for companies who were selling them. There were many, all with different prices. I finally settled on Zip even though some others were as cheap if not cheaper. I chose Zip because they had a relationship with a local company where I could go and visit in the event I had trouble with them. I visited the local company and I was satisfied that I would get service from them if needed in the future.
A little disappointed that my titaniums couldn't be made as small as I'd hoped, guess I have too narrow of ear canals. In terms of sound quality I would rate these as a 10/10. I have been wearing "invisible" hearing aids my entire life, and these have surpassed the quality of sound in all listening situations, by miles. In terms of reliability as well I have had no issues now in well over a year, no issues with wax, or break downs randomly, battery life is holding steady at 4 days, the titanium shell does seem to be working in protecting my aids better than all aids in the past. Only complaint, and a valid one I'd say because these are advertised as invisible all over the net, is that they simple aren't invisible, I've had aids in the past from other companies and they got them smaller than these.
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