Ordered my Q's this morning. I get them in a couple weeks (May 9th). If they work well, I'll skip the cochlear implant. The features sound very promising for many of the issues I have with my current aids--talking on the phone, listening to music, understanding people if there is any background noise at all or if they are sitting too far away, and especially in the car.
I would have been "ok" with the midline from what it sounds like but the extra ability to fine tune these for me will probably be a huge plus....if they can get past the recruitment issues.
I would agree with you on that...more so with your loss.
If you went with AB and having the Naida Q, all the features would be on the AB Naida Q70 CI as well so if you do decide to go for 1 CI, then that could be an option?
Btw, I saw a Naida Q in person the other day and the colors are WAY nicer altho there isn't a huge range. The volume button looks very posh as well
They didn't even have their sample in, or their pamphlets. She said they have ordered several already for other people though. The compatibility with the AB CI is a big plus. She didn't know about that--she doesn't work with the CI's. She did talk to the Audi that does though and was glad I mentioned that to her so she knows for other patients. She was showing me all the colors, etc. and I pretty much said I don't care so much what they look like, just that they allow me to have a life again . I got brown to match my hair and clear ear molds--boring I know but if I was wearing a colored one I would feel like I needed to match my outfit to that .
Where are all these insurance plans that will cover hearing aids at all. I am 42 and have NEVER had insurance that covered HAs. I also want to know who can so blithely afford $6000 on hearing aids every 5 years? I got my first airs when I was 6. That means I have had HAs for 36 years. In that time I had a Phonic Ear BTE, 2 Starkey ITE, 2 EmTech ITE, 2 Oticon ITE. all Analog. Now I have 2 Phonak Savia 311dSZ BTEs. They are 6 years old and going strong. They are $250ea if I need to repair them. I haven't had to yet. The Phonaks were BY FAR the most expensive at $4000 for the set. The Oticons were 450 for the set. (Mother in Law worked for the Audi) The Emtechs were about $1500 for the set. The Starkeys were $800 for the set. The Phonic ear was about $400. The Phonic Ear and the Phonak have proven to be best. The BTE aids seem much more rugged than the ITE and CIC jobs.
Phonak Naida III is considered a "low end" hearing aids?? Whattt? I thought it was a high end hearing aid due to several features such as SoundFlow and SoundRecover. Anyway, I have to say that Phonak Naida III UP DaZ serve me very well. Unfortunately, SoundRecover dont work for me. I couldn't heard the difference with Soundrecover disabled and Soundrecover enabled.
Hi there! I finally fixed his hearing aid. Turned out that a little white filter in the ear hook, was blocking the sound. I have to remove it and now it is working. Whew lol. Then I managed to find all of my old hearing aids from my mom's cabinet lol