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Unread 06-13-2011, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Phonak Naida Ultra Power?

Hi ya'all! I am new to this site. Came across it while searching for hearing aid reviews. I have a profound loss in my right ear, and a cochlear implant in my left ear. Need a new hearing aid, my old Widex is conking out on me. I love the idea of a water-resistant ultra super power aid. Are there any other ultras power aids I should consider besides the Naida? I need all the power I can get!

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Unread 06-13-2011, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're willing to wait it out you could try the Siemens Aquaris which are waterproof for 30 minutes and up to 3 feet to allow you to do laps in the pool or run through to water sprinklers with kids (which I'd use them for being a nanny) but, I am not sure of the fitting range. You may be able to contact them and ask. I am really excited about them and having been setting aside money for them.

http://hearing.siemens.com/en/04-pro...is/aquaris.jsp
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Siemens Aquaris looks great on the brochure, but it says it's for mild to moderately severe losses. So it's probably no good for those of us who wear super power aids. I doubt the NHS in Britain would provide them anyway, they are always two or three models behind the latest technology.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 05:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you're willing to wait it out you could try the Siemens Aquaris which are waterproof for 30 minutes and up to 3 feet to allow you to do laps in the pool or run through to water sprinklers with kids (which I'd use them for being a nanny) but, I am not sure of the fitting range. You may be able to contact them and ask. I am really excited about them and having been setting aside money for them.

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Unread 06-13-2011, 06:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you can try the Oticon Chili SP too and and they are tamper resistant. I only have that kid verison of that hearing aid LOL
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I have Naida UP and I think it is the best hearing aid I ever had.
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oh and I argee with the other on the Aquaris 2 since I grew up with Siemens as a kid. (had them from 96 to 2005) U know what's funny? my mom is an Aquaris since her bday is in Febuary
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I have nadia up black and hearing aid
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I have the naida SP's and I'm gonna be upgrading to the UP's ...I find the UP's sound much better than the SP's
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I've been happy with the Naida IX UP myself. Speak with your audiologist and ask if you can trial high-powered hearing aids (Naida, Oticon's Chili) so you can get a feel for them and decide which one will work best for you.
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I have the naida UP's and i love them
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I'm trying this Nadia S 9 Up myself. I used to be responsible for
calibrating high end color printers to match cameras used in very
large corporate companies. I've worked closely with Kodak, Fuji
canon, Nikon etc and learned how to make printers print the way
it's meant to print.
My hearing is like a crappy printer that prints crappy color prints.
Phonak allows audis to use programs such as Target to fit users. Even
though I was able to make the best of certain color printers, my
creative directors hated the feel and the look of the prints. They
authorized to spend more money to get better printers for better prints.
Large printing companies were able to match our proofs so close that
it was very dead set identical to the printed catalogs. By looking at
our proofs, we're able to predict exactly how out cataloges will look
like to the comsumers.
The hearing aids are like the printers I have experience. I give
the audie my interpretation of what I hear via hearing tests. The
audie feeds that info into Phonak's target programs and it uses the
best ""subjective"" numbers, designed by Phonak's studies, to give
the best possible sound available. The audie takes my hearing test
numbers, the hearing aid and inserts a another microphone in the ear
via a small hollow white tube attached to the Target's own microphone.
With all these instruments, the program are able to fit the hearing aids.
Back to me. I'm afraid to tell the audie anything so she won't
adjust anything. If I say it sounds tinny, she'll select, too tinny
sounds will take me back to neverland. If I say it's too bassy,
back to neverland. Theres also too hollow in neverland. I have all
the tinnyness, hollowness, bassyness, sharpness, softness and all
those together is the road to neverland.
What am I going to do now? I guess I better let Target program fit me
and go from there. From my experience and the tricks I do to smooth out
undesired visual effects in print, I would go back to calibration and
trick the program by smoothing out the jagged curves in the hearing test.
I'm not ready to do that during my 30 day trial but I might ask to return
back to the root and alter the curves, the result of the hearing test and
hope it improves my fitting. Doing that solved problems in printing. I
don't like the results of my fitting but again my ear is like a crappy
printer. I spent all my life telling the audies what I want to hear and
never yet heard right. Now it's time for Phonak and it's target programs
to tell me what I should hear. It's driving me crazy but it's my brain
that might be the problem. First I need to hear the original fitting
before I complain. What you tell the audio can hurt you. What you don't
say to the audie can also hurt you.
Personally, I think I need to hear the vowels louder but for now, I'm
struggling ot understand why Target didn't give me that. Nadia sounds
weird but I give up on my own interpretation of what I think I should
hear. Either way, I'm still severe to profound loss just like a crappy
cheap printer. Here's a tip on the printer I worked with: quarter of a
million dollar printer. $1,000 worth of paper and inks per week.
Quarter of a million dollar scanner. a million dollars worth of computers.
In other words, high end imaging stations. Phonak is the same way.
High powers hearing aids, target programmings and all ends with a fitting.
Now I'm confident that my fitting is the best fitting according to Phonak.
I may one day hate them but heck what else can they do?

Like Jimi Hendrix and the wailing feedbak from Oticon's sumo wailing-like
feedback. Jimi founded feedback music and burned guitars to get wailing
feed back to squeal as long as possible. Phonak's target tells me that I,
too need lots of ampilication so yeah I'm on the end too and need to fight
feedback via burning my Nadia aids. Where else am I going to get high
frequencies? Target claims my earmold are loose. Hey, I just got them
not long ago. My ear is now probably big enough for my thumb. I don't
need to stretch my canal either. First thing I would ask the audie is to
fight the low frequency wailing feedback. The high sound feedback control
seems good.

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Types of HA's vary on person's hearing loss.

I have Naida V UP and quite like it (actually prefer it over other ha's i had (sienmens/otciton), it's the only powerful ha at the moment for my loss. Recently I had to have it turned down. When it was maximised out it was making humming sounds and I couldn't hear a doddle out of it but after turning it down few notches it is better but not loud enough unfortuately. I have 110db loss nada after 1000Hz. It does work well with the CI as I am getting the low freq input from naida and mid and high with the CI.
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I hated the Naida. I had a first generation one - I was one of the first people in Canada to try them. They were ordered for me like the day they were released. I LOVE my Oticon Safari/Chili's Best hearing aids I have ever had.
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I hated the Naida. I had a first generation one - I was one of the first people in Canada to try them. They were ordered for me like the day they were released. I LOVE my Oticon Safari/Chili's Best hearing aids I have ever had.
really I wonder you dislike Naida, I wonder

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What's the difference between UP and SP?

Botts, do you listen to music much? Do you like the Naidas for that? Are they equally good for live music (concerts and such) as for radio music, or is there a difference?
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Botts, do you listen to music much? Do you like the Naidas for that? Are they equally good for live music (concerts and such) as for radio music, or is there a difference?
hey beach gir, I have up I have pretty hear new music
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On the radio or live, dragonman?
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On the radio or live, dragonman?
I think so radio belong on nadia
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What's the difference between UP and SP?

Botts, do you listen to music much? Do you like the Naidas for that? Are they equally good for live music (concerts and such) as for radio music, or is there a difference?
Up=Ultra Power SP = Super Power. Up is for more profound losses. I don't listen to much music. I really just hear the bass.

I never listen to the radio, but I like live symphony concerts as there is lots to see also. If I go I sit in the front row. My daughter is a symphony musician so I get that advantage.

I don't think in my case it makes that much difference. Maybe you could get a trial of both to see how they work for you with music.

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Up=Ultra Power SP = Super Power. Up is for more profound losses. I don't listen to much music. I really just hear the bass.

I never listen to the radio, but I like live symphony concerts as there is lots to see also. If I go I sit in the front row. My daughter is a symphony musician so I get that advantage.

I don't think in my case it makes that much difference. Maybe you could get a trial of both to see how they work for you with music.

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that is interesting nice! UP or Super Power both?
I am pretty sometimes radio seems environment sound
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that is interesting nice! UP or Super Power both?
I am pretty sometimes radio seems environment sound
UP for me. You too I think have UP.
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UP for me. You too I think have UP.
yes of course I have UP
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Botts, that was helpful, thanks.
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I listen to music all the time with my Naida, no problem at all. Haven't tried it in a concert setting yet. Music sounds fine to me.
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Which one do you have, the UP or the SP?

Also, for those of you with Naidas, which accessories, if any, do you have? Does anyone use a personal FM system with it, like for public meetings or lectures and such?
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Same with JennyB, I love mine!
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Which one do you have, the UP or the SP?

Also, for those of you with Naidas, which accessories, if any, do you have? Does anyone use a personal FM system with it, like for public meetings or lectures and such?
I have the new Nadia S UP with mypilot. The "S" means with the new Spice chip.
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I have the IX UP. I just use the NoizFree Musiclink to listen to my ipod or stuff on the computer. I tried the MyPilot remote back when I tried the V, didn't much care for it. Tried the iCom for a short while last fall, didn't care for it (preferred the MusicLink). The iCom is more like a neckloop, and I'd rather have something right on my ear right next to the HA for the best sound. Don't have any use for an FM.
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Same with JennyB, I love mine!
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