nil Phonak Audéo Marvel Hearing Aids | Models, Reviews, Prices, Videos, and More

Phonak Audéo Marvel Hearing Aids

Models, Reviews, Prices, Videos, and More

84% score based on 25 reviews

About Audéo M

Phonak knocked it out of the park with Marvel. The hearing aid delivers every single one of the blockbuster features consumers have come to expect, with some noteworthy industry-firsts:

  • Stereo Bluetooth streaming - Streaming from iPhone, iPad, MacOS, Android, Windows, and any other Bluetooth-enabled audio device.
  • Hands-free calling in stereo - True hands-free calling from Bluetooth-enabled phones and VOIP services like Skype.
  • TV Streaming - Marvel can stream directly from Bluetooth-enabled TVs, and can also stream from the Phonak TV Connector accessory.
  • Rechargeability - Marvel promises a full day of hearing aid use from a single charge.
  • At-home adjustments - Marvel hearing aids can be adjusted remotely by your hearing expert.
  • Moisture protection - As with most Phonak hearing aids these days, Marvel hearing aids have a high IP68 rating.
  • RogerDirect - For the first time, users will be able to stream Roger directly to their hearing aids.
  • Phonak hearing aid technology - Phonak has a great reputation for helping users hear better in background noise.

For more check out my full review of the Bluetooth-enabled Marvel hearing aid.

Audéo M Models

Phonak Audéo™ Marvel R

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Phonak AudéoTM Marvel R

19 reviews

Release Date: 16 October 2018

The Phonak Audéo Marvel R has a dedicated volume control, a push button (program control, volume control, and audio stream mix), water resistant coating, an ingress protection rating of IP68, rechargeable batteries, and is Android compatible.

  • Model: R
  • Style: Receiver In The Ear
  • Battery: Rechargeable
  • Hearing Loss: Mild, Moderate, and Severe
  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP68
  • Phone Compatibility:
  • Phone Compatibility:
Phonak Audéo™ Marvel RT

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Phonak AudéoTM Marvel RT

3 reviews

Release Date: 16 October 2018

The Phonak Audéo Marvel RT has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button (program control, volume control, and audio stream mix), water resistant coating, an ingress protection rating of IP68, rechargeable batteries, and is Android compatible.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP68
  • Phone Compatibility:
  • Phone Compatibility:
Phonak Audéo™ Marvel 312

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Phonak AudéoTM Marvel 312

2 reviews

Release Date: 16 October 2018

The Phonak Audéo Marvel 312 has a dedicated volume control, a push button (program control, volume control, and audio stream mix), water resistant coating, an ingress protection rating of IP68, uses size 312 hearing aid batteries, and is Android compatible.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP68
  • Phone Compatibility:
  • Phone Compatibility:
Phonak Audéo™ Marvel 312T

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Phonak AudéoTM Marvel 312T

0 reviews

Release Date: 16 October 2018

The Phonak Audéo Marvel 312T has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button (program control, volume control, and audio stream mix), water resistant coating, an ingress protection rating of IP68, uses size 312 hearing aid batteries, and is Android compatible.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP68
  • Phone Compatibility:
  • Phone Compatibility:
Phonak Audéo™ Marvel 13T

Professionally-fitted hearing aid

Phonak AudéoTM Marvel 13T

1 review

Release Date: 16 October 2018

The Phonak Audéo Marvel 13T has a telecoil, a dedicated volume control, a push button (program control, volume control, and audio stream mix), water resistant coating, an ingress protection rating of IP68, uses size 13 hearing aid batteries, and is Android compatible.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating: IP68
  • Phone Compatibility:
  • Phone Compatibility:

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Audéo M Model Comparison

Phonak Audéo Marvel R Phonak Audéo Marvel RT Phonak Audéo Marvel 312 Phonak Audéo Marvel 312T Phonak Audéo Marvel 13T
Phonak Audéo™ Marvel R Phonak Audéo™ Marvel RT Phonak Audéo™ Marvel 312 Phonak Audéo™ Marvel 312T Phonak Audéo™ Marvel 13T
Rating
84%

19 reviews

82%

3 reviews

94%

2 reviews

0%

0 reviews

72%

1 review

Android Compatibility
Bluetooth® Audio Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
Disposable Batteries Battery Size
312
Battery Size
312
Battery Size
13
Hands-Free Calling Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
IP Rating (Liquid) 8 8 8 8 8
IP Rating (Solid) 6 6 6 6 6
Push Button Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Audio Stream Mix
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Audio Stream Mix
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Audio Stream Mix
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Audio Stream Mix
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Audio Stream Mix
Rechargeable Batteries Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Telecoil
Volume Control
Water Resistant Coating
Downloads
Accessories

Model details listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Audéo M Technology Level Comparison

Phonak Audéo Marvel M30 Phonak Audéo Marvel M50 Phonak Audéo Marvel M70 Phonak Audéo Marvel M90
Price $ $$ $$$ $$$$
Rating
0%

0 reviews

0%

0 reviews

78%

4 reviews

85%

21 reviews

Adjustment Bands 8 12 16 20
Listening Programs
Maximum additional programs, in addition to AutoSense OS
3 3 3 3
AOV
auto Acclimatization
AutoSense OS
DuoPhone
EasyPhone
EchoBlock
Environmental Balance
NoiseBlock
QuickSync
Real Ear Sound
SNR-Boost
SoundRecover2
SoundRelax
Tinnitus Balance
UltraZoom
UltraZoom Level
Essential Standard Advanced Premium
User Preference Tuning
WhistleBlock
WindBlock

Technology specifications listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Audéo M Accessories

Charger Case Combi

Charger Case Combi

Functions

  • Battery Charger
  • Hearing Aid Dryer

Mini Charger Case

Mini Charger Case

Functions

  • Battery Charger

Phonak Power Pack

Phonak Power Pack

Functions

  • Power Pack

RogerDirect™

TV Connector with AirStream™

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Audéo M Videos

Phonak Audeo M (Marvel) Bluetooth Hearing Aid Review | Made for Android & iPhone
Audéo M Video

Phonak Audeo M (Marvel) Bluetooth Hearing Aid Review | Made for Android & iPhone

16 October 2018

Audeo M (Marvel) Bluetooth Hearing Aid Review | Made for Android & iPhone. Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founder of Applied Hearing Solutions...

Phonak Discusses Marvel Hearing Aids Live at AuDacity 2018
Audéo M Video

Phonak Discusses Marvel Hearing Aids Live at AuDacity 2018

23 October 2018

Dr Cliff Olson discusses Phonak's new Marvel hearing aids at AuDacity 2018.

Marvel by Phonak – A multifunctional hearing aid that will make you fall in love at first sound!
Audéo M Video

Marvel by Phonak – A multifunctional hearing aid that will make you fall in love at first sound!

16 October 2018

Are you looking for clear, rich sound, universal connectivity and multifunctionality, all in one? Check Marvel hearing aids by Phonak and fall in...

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Audéo M Reviews

Hearing aid reviews are fundamentally different from reviews for most other consumer electronic products. The reason is because individual factors, like degree of hearing loss, have a profound effect one's success and overall satisfaction with the product. When purchasing a hearing aid, you'll need to consider more than just your hearing outcome. Hearing aids are manufactured with varying levels of quality; some hearing aids are extremely durable, while others suffer frequent breakage. Battery life also varies between models, and manufacturer predictions of battery life are often optimistic. By collecting feedback from consumers, we can get a better idea of real world product durability and battery life... Continue reading

Overall Ratings

Hearing Tracker uses a ten-question survey to assess consumer feedback on hearing aids. The percentage bars below reflect the average ratings provided per question, averaged across all hearing aids belonging to this family of devices.
Note: Original answers provided in star rating format.

Benefit in Quiet
Benefit in Noise
Benefit on the Phone
Clear and Natural
Music Improvement
Physical Comfort
Reliability
Feedback
Hearing Improvement
Value
Member
Member 16 February 2019

Bluetooth connectivity to multiple phones is very difficult.

Howard S.
Howard S. 15 February 2019

Great HA's; only issue is the one referenced frequently regarding pairing with multiple BT devices.

Dmitri U.
Dmitri U. 14 February 2019

These hearings aids just works! The sound quality is the best I have experienced in any hearing aids (have worn hearing aids for the last 15 years). I wear them all day and whether it is noiy or quiet the sound is really, really good. I use them with my phone and listen to music and podcasts and use them for phone calls and telcos. I was surprised how good music sounds. I have had other devices that can stream but this is a whole new level and what has surprised me the most. For the first time I feel like I am not missing out.

Matt D.
Matt D. 13 February 2019

I really enjoy these. They have helped out in just about every setting that I have been in.

Member
Member 12 February 2019

A good overall outcome. To get the best result, invest in the TV Connector too, as it wirelessly transmits sound direct to the aids. The app helps in simplifying change of programs or volume as the buttons on the aids are a bit fiddly. The app however can be inconsistent in that it disconnects after three minutes and re-connection is unreliable. The mute button for some reason only affects one aid - you have to mute each one separately. That seems an unusual design feature. However volume and program changes on either aid's buttons affect both aids.

Matt H.
Matt H. 07 February 2019

I've enjoyed reading through the reviews and I agree with just about everything everyone has said about the Marvels. I was recently fitted with a Marvel rechargeable M90 in my right ear. I considered the CROS option from Phonak because I'm single sided deaf / HoH but I wanted all the features on the Marvel and I've always used one aid so I stuck with this approach for now. I am trading up from a Resound Lynx2, which was a pretty good device. I had a number of issues with it though and the last speaker wire failure pushed me to get a new aid. Since I only wear one aid it's critical to me that it works at all times reliably. I'm a busy professional who depends 100% on a hearing aid. My Lynx2 failed whenever it got slightly damp. A new audi knew right away that it was a battery door problem and got it repaired thankfully but I spent a year and a half with it shutting off in rain, etc. Miserable. Then, the speaker wire cable that goes into the ear failed 4 times. Each time I got it replaced and eventually just bought them and replaced them myself, however of course the last incident it failed when I was out of town visiting my parents so I thankfully had my old old Oticon to get me through the weekend but it is very weak and I suffered badly. So, time to shop around. Obviously Resound wasn't my top pick. I saw a lot of buzz about the Marvel and I really liked what they offer with bluetooth (hereafter referred to as BT) to anything. It was a close pick from an Oticon OPN but I decided to try it. Here are my likes and dislikes. LIkes: - Ultimately what is most important is general improvement in hearing. On this front I am very pleased. Hearing in all situations, including the awful loud backgrounds situations has improved vastly. I'm amazed that the technology has improved so much over just a few years. I feel like the Lynx2 should (and did) do a reasonable job with this but I suffered immensely in noise and gave up on having any meaningful conversation in background noise at all. With the Marvel I am now taking attempts and participating in conversations in loud places and for the most part it is going well. I didn't think this would ever be possible again. It's worth it just for that alone. - TV Streamer. It works great. I like how it disconnects and re connects automatically when you walk in and out of your TV room area. At first I didn't but I've grown to like it. Note that you can also use a receiver / amplifier with 2 zones and use that for sound on your TV if you'd like an easier way to control the streaming of the streamer. I plug mine into Zone 2 and manually enable this on the receiver with the remote when I want to stream. I can actually hear the TV well enough to use the streamer now in most cases, which is again the first time I've been able to do so in years. - Music streaming from iPhone. At first I didn't realize the app has a slider volume button at the bottom that you can use to turn up or down the volume of the streamed music. If you turn this up it will reduce the external mic sound. This was a must for me as I had this with the Lynx2 and really wanted it with the Marvel. I even e mailed them and then stumbled across this feature and am so glad it's there. With this you can stream music in noisy places and just enjoy the beautiful music with noise cancellation going on. Works great and music sounds great. At first I though music sounded a little tinny but I think it's just a matter of getting used to it and playing with different sound output settings on your iPhone (bass booster, treble reducer, etc.). It sounds pretty darn good and I'm happy with it. - Rechargeable battery. About time. The size 13 battery would die on me always at the worst times. I'm on a lot of calls at work and hearing that maddening battery indicator was driving me nuts. I'd miss things that were being said because it lasted 10 seconds and then I had to find somewhere discreet to swap my battery out. I hated that. Now I am getting a full days use on the rechargeable battery and I love it. On some days with heavy streaming on calls it went down to 25% by bedtime so I am a little nervous that the battery will fail earlier as the recharge cycles wear through on it or worse the battery could fail which would result in sending it in for repair (again very tough for me since I'm 100% dependent on it) but I'm going to take a gamble with this and hope it works out. - Autosense 3.0. It is a little imperfect to be honest but it works well enough. By this I mean when I walk outside to a noisy street (I live in a major city) it filters out a lot of sound I might actually like to hear. Someone else commented on this too so I'm glad to know it's not just me. There are times when I feel like I'm not hearing the little things, like someone's foot steps or something. I am pretty sure there's a wide spectrum of sounds that the Marvel doesn't amplify. I think the tradeoff they've made is the algorithm focuses in on speech. It does this very well, and in fact if anyone is standing behind me I have trouble hearing it and as soon as I'm in front of them, ZOOM the sound is crystal clear. That could also be a setting my audi can fine tune a bit. I noticed that in my car I could hear my wife who was in the rear seat. Amazing. My audi showed me that speech in car is one of the auto sense settings. Works amazingly well. - Fit. The fit is just spectacular. The moniker for these devices seems to be "knocked it out of the park" and that is certainly true with the fit. I got a custom shell / mini shell fit. It fits in my ear perfectly and there is NO FEEDBACK even if I put my hand directly over my aid. I'm about -80db so this is simply amazing. Every other aid I've worn for the last 15 years would squeal and whistle at times uncontrollably, leaving me embarrassed, angry and resentful. No more. I can now wear a regular headset at work without feedback and hear well enough. This is just amazing. I was using the phone clip with the Lynx2 paired to my work phone and it worked, but people always complained about echo whenever I spoke. Every single time and again it was embarrassing. It was the only way I could do hands free calls. Dislikes: - Bluetooth. This isn't Phonak's fault, but Bluetooth basically still sucks. Like others, I was excited to be able to pair my Marvel to anything. I learned over the course of several days of trial and error that the Marvel only tolerates being paired to one thing at a time. You can get by being paired to your mobile phone and TV streamer and you shouldn't have any issues but if you pair it to something like your iPad or laptop you will need to turn Bluetooth off on your mobile phone and then I have found getting the Marvel to stream again to the mobile (iPhone in my case) requires me to delete and re pair the Marvel to my iPhone. It's a real pain and I'm not happy about it but it's the basic limitations of Bluetooth. I've decided that I really only want to stream from my iPad when I travel, so if I'm on a flight and happily streaming i'm willing to fiddle with my connection when I land to get it back to my iPhone. This doesn't happen that often so it's worth it. - The app. The app does what you need it to do but not much else. I'm much happier with it now that I've discovered it has a sound slider bar when streaming to reduce outside noise and this works great but it would be nice to have more features. That's about it, folks. Not much not to like on these things! I am looking forward to the remote tuning capabilities that should be available from my audi sometime soon. That sounds pretty slick. I am also looking forward to it being compatible with the Roger systems later this year, although I've never been a huge user of these peripherals. I'm told it should work amazing and I believe it though. I like to set it and forget it. It is unfortunate that you have to spend an arm and a leg to get all the premium features of this or any modern hearing aid. That's the world of capitalism we live in though. I hope my review helps you evaluate whether or not it's worth it. Remember you can always return it to any qualified dispenser during the trial period. Cheers to better hearing!!

Member
Member 07 February 2019
This is a great review. Thank you. I would watch out for updates from Phonak regarding bluetooth connections.  There is a possibility that some of these issues - connecting/reconnecting - may be ironed out. I am not a phonak sympathiser, but just observing some of the comments on the main forum of this site. Clearly, your post demonstrates that there have been incremental changes to hearing aids and particularly speech in noise, which is really good news. 
Dewayne M.
Dewayne M. 08 February 2019

Generally things are going quite well. I've worn hearing aids for many years--from "old school" analog to programable to true digital--and it seems that each pair I've gotten has helped me hear better than the one before. I'm more inclined to listen to oldtime radio than music. However, I've noticed when I DO listen to music I can hear background vocals on songs that I never knew were there before! (This is whether I'm streaming audio or just listening to the radio/tv.) The Bluetooth connection is strong and steady--and I can still hear the environment around me while streaming. The ability to make or take phone calls hands free is a huge plus. (Be mindful of using this feature if you work in a field where confidentiality is crucial. ) My previous "smart" hearing aids would go a little wonky when using a corded landline phone--maybe something to do with magnets? But I have not had this happen with the Phonak Audeo Ms. By the way--it was Dr. Cliff's YouTube video about these hearing aids that prompted me to try them. I came across it by chance on the morning I was already scheduled to be fitted for new hearing aids! PLEASE NOTE: I STATED BELOW THAT THE BATTERIES LAST ONLY 1 DAY BECAUSE THEY ARE RECHARGEABLE AND I PUT THEM IN THE CHARGER WHEN I GO TO BED AT NIGHT.

Member
Member 31 January 2019

Having some bluetooth connection issues with my new iphone XR

Hanna Z.
Hanna Z. 30 January 2019

The Phonak remote app has been unworkable with my iphone 7. The app continually reverts to Bluethooth Streaming, and will not leave my HA's in the Autosense OS 3 mode.

Anonymous
Anonymous 25 January 2019

I am DELIGHTED and SURPRISED with how much I like my new Phonak Marvels because I DISLIKED and often did not wear my previous 2 pairs of hearing aids. The Marvels enabled my hearing and they have already changed the way I interact with others, especially the important ones like my wife and family. For MYSELF and MY LIFESTYLE I had four MUST HAVES in the order below: FIRST: Direct streaming from an ANDROID phone WITHOUT a streamer - CHECK SECOND: Rechargeable batteries - CHECK THIRD: Telehealth to enable remote audiology - WORK IN PROCESS May be complete by February 1 2019 FOURTH: good hearing especially speech in noise - CHECK Otosense 3.0 works very well. So far I have not tried them in a really noisy bar / restaurant DON'T adjust your Marvels just wear them and forget them like your glasses These are the hearing aids that I have waited 4 years for NEXT I want hearing aids for an really active lifstyle. (waterproof aids that can't fall off). Compared to what they accomplished with the Marvels my next 2 requests should be easy for Phonak

Anonymous
Anonymous 24 January 2019

I really like the sound and of course the rechargeable and hands-free phone calls!

Rocket S.
Rocket S. 26 January 2019

These aids were ordered with custom shells and perform as expected as far as receivers are concerned. These are rechargeable units, hence the one day battery life. I had Phonak Audeo Vs previously and will probably always be a Phonak fan since that set (they lasted over nine years with only one service repair by way of one receiver replacement for one side). Here's my hearing diary for reference when I go back to the audiologist: 1/18/2019 - Right off the bat, everything sound more crisp and less muddled - I feel more motivated to enunciate better (I can hear myself better?) - These aids feel like they have less occlusion (might be the smaller receivers and/or the technology works better to filter that "feel" out through the way the sound is transmitted. - Drove home with the windows opened. Noticed I could distinctively hear the blowers running at the carwash while waiting for the light next to it to change. - These aids switch seamlessly between normal hearing and Bluetooth. The problem with this is if I'm talking to somebody and I receive a call or my phone chimes, or whatever, the aids auto-switch over and then I can't hear the person I'm talking to (face to face). - The sound processing limits the volume of loud noises. As in, it recognizes that a noise is (too) loud and doesn't just automatically pass it through with amplification. Pretty neat… - Held phone conversation (through BT) with wife and the call quality was excellent. 1/19/2019 - Streaming music was freeing without a neckloop. - Streaming resolution sounded fantastic. - Heard instruments in songs that I've never heard before. Streaming music while running loud equipment worked great (vacuum/power sander) at blocking out the loud noises. - Need to ask about a possible noise cancelling setting (program) next time I'm at the audi. 1/20/2019 - Did more house work and wondered if these aids had a noise cancelling program/option. - Could hear one our cats breathing in more detail. - Moved cars around and noticed my car's engine is noisier. - Drove wife's car and could hear the engine in more detail. Could also hear more wind noise. - Noticed that aids switch over to BT streaming whenever my phone makes any noise. Sat in airport bar and feel less overwhelmed by background noise. Although I feel I may be missing important interactions/situational awareness. Will need to pay attention to this. - I feel like I can listen in on other conversations if I want to. - I find that I'm talking quieter now, since I don't hear all of the noise - While walking through airport, next to my wife, I noticed I had to turn my head towards my wife while she is talking to me, as I couldn't hear her while looking straight ahead. 1/21/2019 - I can connect through my phone for the remote app, but lost media streaming capabilities. I've tried all manner of booting/rebooting and shutting off and on. - Missing my old aids when I'm out in the open. I prefer hearing all of the noises. I feel like the world is a louder place and the aids are filtering it out for me. This could be good/bad. 1/22/2019 - Figured out the sequence for resyncing the BT between the aids and my phone (ZTE Axon 7). ○ 1st - go to Settings -> Bluetooth -> See if "R-Phonak hearing aid" is listed with a telephone headset (headphones with microphone) icon next to it. If it says connected, you should be all set. If not, click on it in an attempt to reconnect. ○ If the connection fails, reboot the right aid and as the aid is coming back up, try and reconnect again. If this works, you're all set. If not, forget all BT connections related to hearing aids that are listed. ○ Reboot the right aid again, when it comes back online, attempt to reconnect through the phone. That's it! After the above, you may need to forget/reconnect through the remote app again as well. 1/23/2019 - Figured out that phone can't be connected to aids and car stereo at the same time (through BT). - Need to manually connect BT to the car stereo through the phone and then back to the hearing aids again once you're out of the car. There is no auto connecting/switching between the two.

Member
Member 26 January 2019
Thank you for the very detailed review. It is very helpful. I have the Marvels and my experience is similar to yours. 
Member
Member 08 February 2019

Fitted 26Dec2018. So far everything is excellent and better than I expected. Streaming music from my phone is absolutely fabulous. This is my first Hearing Aid and I've only had them for a short period of time, so I'll delay any kind of review. I can only say that so far I'm absolutely delighted with the Marvels.

Member
Member 21 January 2019

This is review is based on my experience of trials I wore for over one week. I choose not to keep the rechargeables and go to the 312 version of the Audeo Marvels due to odd issues in which the left aid would drain drastically faster than the right. We don't know if this was to do with the fact that they were trials, but I had other concerns. One was the general connectivity issues; I am young 38 and I the whole point of dropping the EXTRAORDINARY amount of money on these is for the streaming capabilities to Android. Unfortunately, they would not always connect easily and when they did the battery would drain fast lasting approximately 12-14 hours max if I used the Bluetooth for 30 minutes to 2 hours straight. After switching to the 312 (battery Audeo M's) they connect immediately! Another drawback is the size of the rechargeables; folks new to hearing aids should be made aware that rechargeables tend to be larger. Of course, every ear is different and mine just doesn't have all that much space. This resulted in feedback when I would wear OTE (over-the-ear) headphones; this has been resolved with the 312's. The hearing clarity is phenomenal, and the app is great although nowhere near as good as robust as ReSound's, but it is smart. I have also noticed in quite a slight improvement to my tinnitus, which is always a plus.

Member
Member (verified) 19 January 2019

Great devices- I only hope that the batteries will not become an issue in the future. I do A LOT of listening to podcasts/streaming video/music during the day while working. I have noticed after wearing the aids all day and using streaming during work they will be dead by bedtime. Not always an issue, but I have found that after a long day there isn't enough battery left to watch the 11:00 o'clock news before bed. Offering an extended life battery as an option would be super. Otherwise, I can't be happier with the aids!

Member
Member 19 January 2019

That's about what I expected from them in terms of battery life.  The battery will gradually degrade over time, but you should be able to find ways of dealing with it too.  Lower volume should help, and perhaps switching them off for charging while using another device (headset, etc.) during periods when all you want to do is listen to podcasts.

I expect to receive mine next week.  They are en-route to my audi.  I do have two pair of BOSE HEARPHONES which I currently use as hearing aids AND for streaming.  Each pair gives me about 5-6 hours.  The Bose are only $500 each, but have been my "Go-To" aids for the last two years.  They are fantastic!  So I am planning on wearing the Phonak when out and about, and the Bose when just home with my wife or watching TV or listening to podcasts.

I hope that my comment will help you.  I have Starkey Halo aids, but the streaming on them is TERRIBLE, so I decided to upgrade to the Phonak, and switch over to the Bose just at home and when charging the Phonak's.  The Bose are powerful hearing aids, and you can tailor the sound to suit what you like.  For podcasts, music or TV, they are truly outstanding.

Daali S.
Daali S. 17 January 2019

New to hearing aids, so this is a curve for me. Phone calls and streaming music are great! In conference rooms and on speaker phones, I no longer need my own translator

Member
Member 17 January 2019
Good to hear!  I've had mine on order, but they won't be here until next week.  I've been reading the posts here to see how other real users were making out with them.  Yes, people really read what's posted here.  :D  
Member
Member 10 January 2019

My complaint is that my ears produce moisture and I have to take my aids out of my ears and dry out my ear the best I can and then put the hearing aids back in, and that varies from time to time as to how often I have to do it. I have the phonack brand and one thing I really don't like is whenever I get a text message it says good news audio and then it goes through a series of beeps and if you are having a conversation with someone you can't hear what they are saying,and if you are talking on a landline phone and if you move the phone ever so slightly it's does that good news audio and beeps and then the volume goes down and you can't hear or understand what the other person is trying to tell you.......that part really sucks My fault but my hearing aids are the phonack brand I'm not sure what model but I've had them about four years. Sorry I didn't realize that my review is for the hearing aids I have and not the ones that are showed in the article.

Member
Member 07 January 2019

I've had the Phonak M90 rechargeables for 3 weeks and very pleased. Upgraded from Q90 with Compilot, BUT I'm disappointed NOT to have announcing Caller ID when connected to my android Phone, which I had with the Compilot setup, I was told by my aud/guy that this is a Bluetooth issue that cannot be resolved! Anyone Know a work round?

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Member 06 January 2019 Replied to Member
Thanks for trying to help but 'Talking CallerID' (as referred to in your answer) was the App that worked for me with the Q90 and Compilot setup but will not work with the M90-R.  I would like to hear from users of the M series if they have managed to get any form of caller ID working.
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Member 06 January 2019 Replied to Member
The compilot has worked for me without any app. It's a setting the configuration. May be it's also a setting on the Marvel?
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Member 07 January 2019 Replied to Member
The setting you refer to is in the Compilot configuration, as the M90-R does not require or use a Compilot there is no way to configure these aids for callerID. Unless a Phonak M type user can prove me wrong!
Ian M.
Ian M. 03 February 2019

I’m a newbie to hearing aids. I’ve been wearing Phonak Audeo M70-R. RIC for one month. Before that I was trying out the Phonak Audeo B- 70 R for 2 months. My Audi switched me to the marvels at my request having seen the ads. I am very happy with the marvels as the sound quality improved, I got rid of the compilot, there is a better app for my iPhone, and the promise of better things to come. I have had problems with Bluetooth connections. If I want to connect to a Bluetooth speaker I haves to disconnect any other Bluetooth connection I am using. It is a nuisance in the Bluetooth car phone and I have had to disconnect my iPhone 8+ from the car system (Honda 2012). I have been following this issue in hearing tracker forum and the consensus it they will fix this problem in the near future. Looking forward to firmware upgrade in autum 2019 that will allow direct connection to Roger Direct. That is one of the only problems I have had difficulty in hearing in restaurants. The “speech in loud noise” doesn’t work for me. All in all I am a happy camper and in awe of the technology that has gone into these hearing aids.

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Member 01 February 2019

Hi you say you have problems hearing in loud restaurants, this is the problem I have with my old HA and hoping to upgrade to Phonak.

Did the Marvels help with loud background noise ?

Ian M.
Ian M. 03 February 2019 Replied to Member

My biggest problem with my Phonak Audeo M70-R RIC has been the “speech in loud noise”.  I gather, from Hearing Tracker forum, that this is a common problem with all HA.  It is really a big drawback from eating out.

When I took the problem to my Audi she reduced the surround sound noise to the maximum in the Phonak’s existing firmware.  There was a small improvement but the issue still exists. 

 I am waiting for the new firmware which will contain the Roger mike connections.  Then give the Roger system a tryout.

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Member 02 February 2019

everything is great except for playing and practicing the acoustic guitar. I did not get the manual programs enabled on initial fitting and the autosense does not keep in music mode if there is talking. Practicing music is start/stop with online lessons and talking. the guitar sounds bad on the high notes. I'm hoping to get these resolved on the follow up appointment. I wish the Remote app would allow manual selection of the Autosense modes by default. Follow up on my review above. Was able to disable the default wind, feedback setting option on the Music mode, and now my guitars sound great again. Really happy with these HA now.

Ian M.
Ian M. 19 December 2018

These are my first hearing aids and I am still getting used to them. Both Bluetooth and rechargeable batteries are great. I can listen to the TV through the aids and my hearing of dialogue is greatly improved. I did try the audio B 70 R for 2 months but found the compilot a nusience. The sound is greatly improved with the marvel. The main problem unchanged is “speech in loud noise”. That should be the next improvement expected in autumn of 2019 in a firmware upgrade.

William N.
William N. 26 January 2019

I picked up my Audeo M90 312 from my audiologist 5 days ago, so this is an early set of comments on these new beauties! In mid-October I was in trial with the likable Audeo B90 312 HA's when the announcement came out that the M90 312 were coming out in 45 days. With the promise of a better AutoSense 3.0, B/T classic w/o neck device, works with iPhone and makes and takes phone calls and does text while on phone calls of the person that is calling, etc. Those were the features that grabbed my attention. Having worn them for 16 hours per day since I've received them, here are my thoughts so far. Overall, these hearing aids are smaller than my Widex Unique 440's that are being replaced and have more "curves" than the 440's. I have had no discomfort and they actually feel less noticeable than my 440's. I am using rubber tipped double vent domes that have a new shape. The audi fitted my left ear with the medium and my right ear with the small dome. After 3 days, I changed my left ear to small and the dull ache has gone away. The combination of domes and HA's have no observed feedback. The number of times that I have asked my wife to repeat what she has just said has reduced to zero. She if very pleased with the change in HA's. With regard to battery life of the 312's, while I was in trial of the B90's I was getting 5 days (16 hour days) with them. With the Marvel M90 312's I got 38 hours out of my new HA's using fresh 312 batteries. While using my new M90's I had my iPhone 7 Plus paired with the M90's every one of the 38 hours. The B/T classic had to be draining the batteries, but I wanted to see how that went. After putting my next new set of 312 batteries into the M90's I am being "stingy" with going to B/T mode and will see how long the batteries last while mostly in non-B/T mode. I did purchase a TV Connector D. This device will help your spouse more than it helps you! PERIOD!! The TV Connector D is linked to my optical output of my TV and is powered by ac plug. It provides B/T connectivity after being paired to the M90's. It does have an on/off switch on the top of the connector. The Phonak Remote on my iPhone offers slider control of the volume levels as does the top of the TV Connector D itself. The phone app offers much better control of the volume level for comfort and adjustment when the scenes have players that are whispering and then again when the "bombs" are going off and they are screaming. This is a very helpful device and I am now able to turn off closed caption and just enjoy the video product. Did I say my wife loves this?!?!? So do I! Now for my comments about the specific features: AutoSense 3.0; I really can't tell if this is an improvement over the AutoSense in the Phonak B90's. They sound about the same, but I haven't been in very challenging noisy environments too much yet. So this feature I can't comment on with real authority yet. I will say that their is something a bit odd about my right HA on both the M90 and the B90. While driving down the road in my Tacoma with the windows up and normal speeds, the right HA has an extra louder than actual environment level of "White Noise" generated. To combat this annoyance, I just bump the volume back 3 clicks and the bothersome noise is gone (actually not gone, but not heard). This does not happen with my left HA side. This has happened with both my Audeo B90's that I was in trial with and my new M90's. Any thoughts about this problem fellow users?? B/T Classic: I was able to pair the left HA M90 with the iPhone 7Plus (latest iOS) and my iHeart and iTunes was immediately available for my listening enjoyment. The sound quality was very good - like corded Apple earbuds. My next step was to connect to the TV Connector D for better TV aural experience. No problem there and the the experience was refreshing and enjoyable. There are a couple of things to remember when dealing with B/T. The Marvels can only connect with one B/T device at a time. Normal, pretty much. So you must remember to turn off the TV Connector D, if you have one, or it will keep you from connecting to your music on the iPhone, etc. I forgot about this initially and spent a half hour repeatedly pairing and "forgetting" devices until I remembered that I had the TV Connector on. Once I turned that off, everything was controllable. Phone calls via M90 and iPhone 7Plus (and iPhone X): Two days ago I upgraded from my iPhone 7Plus platform to the iPhone X device. Sweet new phone - I like it better! The reason that I mention them both is that I have had absolutely NO ISSUES WITH MAKING OR TAKING PHONE CALLS with either device. [Sorry for the shouting HA buddies!] Most of my calls have been while I was at home and the phone quality on my side was spectacular and into both ears. The person on the other end said it was excellent voice quality to them. On another occasion I was in the gym on the treadmill at an establishment that had other equipment running and fairly loud music in the background. My side was still good but the other side said that although it was understandable it my voice was muted some and low compared to the highs of the notes in the music that was playing. Next was trying out the phone with M90's while driving in the Tacoma. Again, both sides agreed that the voice quality was very good (I was using the mic pick ups on the M90's - FYI). For this feature to work you must have your B/T up and running on your iPhone - FYI. Phonak promises that the when taking a call that you can see the incoming callers written text on your iPhone: I haven't been able to demo this feature on my own. Not sure how to turn on this capability while on a phone call. Maybe someone out there can help me with this? One last thought: I still have to give these new HA's a hard test in really tough environments, but if they are similar or better than the B90's then they will help me while in a crowd - the bane of all HA users! Overall, glad that I got them and would consider the Phonak Marvel M90 312 a good value for the money. Remember to get the TV Connector D to vastly improve your TV viewing experience.... and your spouse's too!

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Member 06 January 2019

Hi William,

A very Big Thank You for taking the time to write a pretty thorough review of the Marvel M90s! I was at my hearing Aid specialist (sic SpecSavers...) this morning and asked for quotes on the 312 M90s... I also have a new 7+ in the post so your review fitted in with my planned setup perfectly! Good to know it will (hopefully!) be a good experience. Likewise with the TV Connector D - I'll look into this as it sounds like a very good accessory to obtain! My only remaining query is whether the rechargeable versions are worth considering if I am going to be streaming for a good few hours a day... That and whether the TV Connector can also be used with PCs etc to stream audeo from the PC while playing games / apps etc.

Wishing you all the Best with your Marvel M90's!

Susie

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Member 26 January 2019

Hi William,

You have to install the Phonak my Call-to-Text app on your phone to get call to text. I haven't tried it yet, so let us all know how it worked for you!

Joni

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Member 27 December 2018

Only my second day. My Audiologist told me she errs on the side of over amplification and I have had some issues with sharp noises like dishes clattering on granite counter or garbage compactor closing loudly. Also plastic bags (my wife eating tortilla chips out of the bag) are loud and noisy. I have turned down the initial setting from 0 to minus 3 or 4 using the remote as my Audiologist indicated I should do until my brain gets used to these higher pitched sounds. Will gradually increase the setting until I get back to neutral. Updated 12/27/18 after two weeks with these Marvel hearing aids. Went to a live concert and was very surprised how much better the music sounded. I am doing much better with loud sharp sounds and most of the time I'm in the full volume (zero) setting. AutoSense seems to do a good job of adjusting.

Dave M.
Dave M. 30 January 2019

I am experiencing a problem with the classic Bluetooth on an iPhone XS. Phonak is aware of the issue. It revolves around the mics on the ha’s not being on during a phone call.

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Member 14 December 2018

Same issue - Audeo M does NOT work with iphone XS.  There's no amount of configuring, re-pairing etc. that will work.  Phonak customer support completely ineffective.  Seamless Bluetooth headset calling is why I bought these and even though I think the Resound offers better noise control, I would stick with the Audeos but ONLY if the bluetooth calling works.  That's not the case unfortunately so I will be returning them.

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Member 21 December 2018 Replied to Member

They're working fine with my XS Max.  IOS 12.1.2. Make sure you have call routing set to Bluetooth headset under accessibility instead of automatic. Don't be too quick to return them.

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Member 22 December 2018 Replied to Member
Thank you!  I haven’t received mine yet, but your comment sent me to SETTINGS to make that change to call ROUTING.  I had noticed this problem with other Bluetooth devices.  I appreciate your taking the time to let us know.
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Member 28 December 2018 Replied to Member
On the Phonak site there is a Bluetooth section in which you can select your phone model and see if the app and phone streaming works.  The site acknowledges intermittent phone connectivity issue with 10XS (the same is true for other new iPhone models).  Changing the phone settings to bluetooth headset will not consistently fix the problem. 
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Member 28 December 2018
Same problem here. Phonak is blaming it on Apple. ☹️🙉
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Member 20 January 2019
Wondering if you guys got your microphones to work consistently on phone calls yet?  I haven't received my M-90's yet but expect to get them this week.  If you solved your problem, please post what the solution is.
Sara  Nagel
Sara Nagel 30 January 2019
Audiologist here.  I’ve been having this issue (HA mix shuts off for own voice pick up while on BT calls) with my patients with iPhone XS only.  As stated above, Phonak and Apple are aware and working on a fix via Target software update, due to be released end of Feb. 2019.  Frustrating. 

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At my ear store I was fitted for the Audeo Marvel, M90.  The technician said that he could enable all the features on the "chip".  Or, after careful questioning, admitted he could delete features for the other three lower price points (without changing the product in my ear).

What?  Everyone gets the same product....the features in each price point are just enabled - or not with the click of the mouse!!!!!

The higher price point customers, then, are essentially subsidising the lower price point customers.   Nobody EVER MENTIONS THIS. Not the American way.

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Abram Bailey 07 December 2018 Replied to Member
I was dumbfounded by this at first too, but believe it or not, the software features cost more in R&D than the hardware... AND, the software features are what differentiate the hearing aid models and brands from each other - more so than the hardware. So really, when you're purchasing a hearing aid, a big part of what you're buying is the sound processing software package. I'm not saying it's the best pricing model, but it has been the prevailing model for as long as I've been familiar with this industry.
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Member 14 December 2018 Replied to Abram Bailey

US based car manufacturer, Tesla, do the same with their Electric Cars, but it it made pretty clear to customers that this is how they do it. If you choose a feature or option with a new car purchase, it generally costs less that purchasing as an upgrade later. For example, Auto-Pilot hardware is built into all vehicles but it costs about $5,000 to enable this option which Tesla can do remotely through an over the air update once payment is made. I think that this business approach makes sense as it standardises the hardware to streamline production etc and user pays for the features if they want them. It would probably cost manufacturers more to have several different hardware options. You can also choose to upgrade later if you are unsure or cannot afford at time purchase.

I just bought the Phonak M90R's as my first hearing aid after trialling a few premium models from leading brands and after a week of use am happy with them. They work fine with iPhone X and new Phonak TV Connector. My only issue so far is that if I pair them using bluetooth with my Mac Book Pro, then I cannot get them to pair with my phone again unless I forget them in bluetooth set up and pair again. I then also need to do the same in the App to get it to communicate with the HA's.

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Member 25 January 2019 Replied to Member
The american way is a free market economy.  The seller supplies certain benefits and the buyer pays for those benefits.  What's the problem.  If anything you should think that the premium buyer is subsidizing the lower model buyer.  Why because if there was only one model of features than the lower model buyer would have to pay a higher price although not as high as the price charged for the premium model.  So in other words the premium model buyer is subsidizing the price of the of lower model in order to increase the overall demand for the product.
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Member 30 January 2019 Replied to Member
Think of it as buying software for your computer.  Same computer can have Windows Home or Professional.  32-bit or 64-bit.  All on the same unit.
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Member 05 February 2019
It looks like if you want the Speech in Car feature you still have to purchase the 90 model as this feature is not available as an extra program in the lower models.
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