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Unread 10-25-2011, 04:50 PM   #571 (permalink)
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I've been having a lot of problems with my Naidas over the past few months. (See my last post a few pages back.) All started when I wore them out in the rain (they say they are water resistant and it's okay to wear in rain . . . yeah right).

Basically, both aids went haywire. They would turn on, but then make all kinds of beeping noises. The volume would drop in increments, as if someone was holding the volume button down, and when it hit the lowest level, it would just beep incessantly.

Anyway, I figured the aids were goners. I put them in my dri-aid container and started figuring out how I could get them repaired without spending a fortune. A couple weeks later, I tried them on again. This time, the left aid worked, though it was still quirky. Sometimes it would go haywire, but for the most part, it was stable. The right aid was still full blown haywire. I have been wearing just the left aid for a couple months now, leaving the right aid in the dri-aid container.

So, today, out of curiosity, I pull out the right aid from the drying container. I noticed that all the blue desiccant balls in the container had turned pale, meaning they'd absorbed moisture. Huh, that must have been a lot of moisture for them to do that, since they've been bright blue for the last three years. I tried on the aid. Lo and behold, it does not go haywire. In fact, it's working perfectly. Loud, crisp, etc.

So, basically, both my aids have come back to life at this point. I've concluded that the Naidas are very sensitive to moisture, despite the fact that Phonak claims them to be "water resistant." Don't let that fool you. Treat these exactly the same way you would treat any other aid. The minute it gets wet or you start sweating, take them off!

I'm just happy to have both my aids working again and not having to spend a lot to fix them. Still, I hate these stupid things, and as soon as I can afford it, I will be switching to Oticon.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 05:44 PM   #572 (permalink)
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wow that's alot of money dude!
he's also in Australia, so not really sure how their money differs from US money.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 05:47 PM   #573 (permalink)
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in response to Alex about the moisture. Yes, I noticed the same thing back in July. I went to my nephew's first birthday party, and his grandmother's backyard was full of inflatable pools/slides/etc, and a BUNCH of kids running around in swim suits/trunks, so it was very wet! I got splashed on and such, and the next day my Naida was wacky. But 1 night in the Dry & Store and it was fine. My Naida just sounded like it was crackling, it was odd. But the Dry & Store dried it out and normal again. Weird stuffs.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 06:15 PM   #574 (permalink)
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So Phonak is fruading Naida users into thinking their HAs are water-resistant?

These are designed for Severe-to-profound though, correct? I need something that can take abuse. I work on a farm, anything and everything can come in contact with it at some point.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 06:22 PM   #575 (permalink)
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So Phonak is fruading Naida users into thinking their HAs are water-resistant?

These are designed for Severe-to-profound though, correct? I need something that can take abuse. I work on a farm, anything and everything can come in contact with it at some point.
Don't get them, Dixie. Seriously. Look for something else. Oticon are much more durable and last longer, on top of the fact that they are better technology to begin with.

Phonak is a shitty company these days. Their iCom and FM systems are garbage. I don't even use mine anymore.
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Dixie, If I were you, I'd get covers for you HAs to keep out the dirt & moisture.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 09:53 PM   #577 (permalink)
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wow that's alot of money dude!
Tell me about it, but i dont really have any choice either i hear or i dont. Everything over here is always more expensive

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he's also in Australia, so not really sure how their money differs from US money.
Well $1USD = $0.96AUD, so we really are getting a bad deal. Whats the price in the US for Naida V
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Unread 10-26-2011, 08:28 AM   #578 (permalink)
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Tell me about it, but i dont really have any choice either i hear or i dont. Everything over here is always more expensive



Well $1USD = $0.96AUD, so we really are getting a bad deal. Whats the price in the US for Naida V
with the ear molds... mine were about $6000, almost. But those are also for the Naida S UPs
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Unread 10-26-2011, 09:58 AM   #579 (permalink)
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with the ear molds... mine were about $6000, almost. But those are also for the Naida S UPs
Naida S....I have never heard of them before??
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I think these are the supposedly water-resistant ones. I could be wrong though.
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the Naida S is the newest line of Naidas available from Phonak, has the Spice technology built into them. I don't know much about the Spice technology.

I don't even know how much my IX cost, Medicaid covered the costs.
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the Naida S is the newest line of Naidas available from Phonak, has the Spice technology built into them. I don't know much about the Spice technology.

I don't even know how much my IX cost, Medicaid covered the costs.
Yup... its the Spice chip. and they are water resistant... I haven't had any issues with that part of them. Rain or shine I can wear them... haven't been thrown into a pool yet... or taken a shower with them on (oh that would hurt my head) but they are water resistant...
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Unread 10-26-2011, 04:12 PM   #583 (permalink)
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Don't get them, Dixie. Seriously. Look for something else. Oticon are much more durable and last longer, on top of the fact that they are better technology to begin with.

Phonak is a shitty company these days. Their iCom and FM systems are garbage. I don't even use mine anymore.
that's why I chose to give Oticon another try after I felt my old ones (also Oticon) were crap in the BG noise. but, I ♥ Oticon now since it has neat stuff like the Streamer!
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ALL of the Naidas are supposed to be water resistant though, not just the new S line. What gives? haha I think Phonak must've messed up something with the previous Naidas when it comes to water resistant. hmmmm
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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:59 AM   #585 (permalink)
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Phonak = garbage.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 02:26 AM   #586 (permalink)
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So Phonak is fruading Naida users into thinking their HAs are water-resistant?

These are designed for Severe-to-profound though, correct? I need something that can take abuse. I work on a farm, anything and everything can come in contact with it at some point.
Meh, my latest one is water resistent. Never had a problem with it. Even walked into the shower with it a few times by accident, been hit with a surprise sprinkler and a surprise wave and spent a year in the bay area rain. No problem at all.

My last Nadia wasn't water resistant so it would cut out when it got wet.....even from sweat, but it would work fine after drying out. It was tough though....until i crushed it.

Beach Girl loves hers too.
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Looking at Naida's

I received my first HA about 18 mos ago. A Phonak Audeo Yes.

I have Mod-severe loss in the ear I use the Audeo, but Moderately Severe - Profound loss in the other ear. (sensorineural) When I was fitted with the Audeo, we tried 2 of them ... but there was no appreciable benefite in my "bad" ear... so I couldnt see spending the money.

Oddly, my Audi didnt suggest anything else. Now, My "bad" ear has deteriorated more, and in August she recommend a CI eval. Still, no mention of Power HA Like the Naida, Oticon Sumo etc. I am now smater about what is out there and solutions and that there are BTE's for profound loss.

So tomorrow , as I go to pick up my ICOM (cuz using the phone is getting very difficult), I am going to ask is there isnt a solution other than CI for my "bad" ear.. like the Naida IX etc.

Any helpful thoughs form this group would be appreciated !! Have just found this site this evening

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Phonak = garbage.
I argee, my 1st Phonak FM system breaks down on me alot!
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I don't agree . My phonak naidas works great. It requires effective programming and a bit longer acclimatization time due to the soundrecover . It took me eight weeks.

I'm not saying that everyone will like phonaks and this is true for other brands, too. Try several brands and see if it works for you then make your decision.
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I don't agree . My phonak naidas works great. It requires effective programming and a bit longer acclimatization time due to the soundrecover . It took me eight weeks.

I'm not saying that everyone will like phonaks and this is true for other brands, too. Try several brands and see if it works for you then make your decision.
How long have you had them? Mine worked great for the first two years.

The FM system and iCom/Bluetooth perform poorly for the price, IMO.
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Unread 11-08-2011, 11:03 PM   #591 (permalink)
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Meh, my latest one is water resistent. Never had a problem with it. Even walked into the shower with it a few times by accident, been hit with a surprise sprinkler and a surprise wave and spent a year in the bay area rain. No problem at all.

My last Nadia wasn't water resistant so it would cut out when it got wet.....even from sweat, but it would work fine after drying out. It was tough though....until i crushed it.

Beach Girl loves hers too.

Way-ull, that's a bit strong. I haven't had any problems with them as far as cutting out on me or anything like that, but I'm open to looking for something that has a nicer sound quality. There is something sort of harsh and echo-ey about these.

There's good things and frustrating things about them. So far I have not, in fact, found anything better, so there ya go. If you call that "love."
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My Naidas from day one have been a huge improvment even before adjustments were made. I cant imagine life without them and chances are when these die assuming i can still use aids i would get some more.
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How long have you had them? Mine worked great for the first two years.

The FM system and iCom/Bluetooth perform poorly for the price, IMO.
It's been three months. I don't have any accessories.
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Also I want to add that mine are not Naidas; they are Savia Arts. I would like to try the Naidas, but so far have not.
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Im excited to be getting my Naida SP III's in a couple of weeks I can't wait!
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Im excited to be getting my Naida SP III's in a couple of weeks I can't wait!
that's great to hear, almost got a Naida but I went with a very cool state of the art as U see in my pro pic $227 for a pair like mine was a good buy for me lol.

also have fun with the Naidas!!!!
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I've only had my Naidia s lll for two days now. Already found out that bluetooth is much clearer if person I am calling has strong signal and a good bluetooth capable phone. It is only as good as the signal it receives. When an incoming cal lcomes in it is crystal clear if the signal is strong and there is not a lot of noise on the callers end. Microphones are cut off on my end so even if I am in a noisy environment, my voice is crystal clear. Can't say about the other end. I try to get in a quiet place as possible so the other party has a chance to receive a good signal too. I am a farmer and on a tractor a lot. I have to turn if off as a diesel makes a lot of noise. 95 degrees today. Sweat? You betcha. Not a problem at all. So far I love the naidias. Talking on the phone for the first time in three years. Hearing understandable conversation. Audi still has more progrming to do. If they get better I will be in "hog heaven".
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Unfortunately I have to wait for my Audi to mail them to me. Im in South Korea working for the next 6 months so she's going to program them with the settings of my old aids and then if they need to be adjusted I have to take them to the on sight Audi here.
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