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84% score based on 66 reviews
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:
For more check out my full review of the Bluetooth-enabled Marvel hearing aid.
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
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.
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
Release Date: 19 August 2019
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.
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
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.
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
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.
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
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.
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Moving from my old, beloved but newly lost Phonak Audéo B90-R I at first loved everything about the Marvels R M90: the rechargability, the great new streaming functions, the smallness, the better domes, the app, everything. Except one for disastrous thing: the strange swirling sound distorsion of high midrange sounding music from instruments like violin, soprano sax, soprano singers, organ, piano and so on. Why, dear Phonak, why did you not continue to give us the absolutely lovely, linear, transparent and undistorted sound of the old B-series? As a life time musician, radio and music producer I could not pay for these Marvel machines and it makes me so sad. Everything else was just perfect! So now I have to decide whether to go back to a new/old pair of B90, or change mark to - probably -Oticon.
I've had them for about two months now and I would say they are okay. I do like the fact that phone calls can come through them directly, but when they do because of the way it's configured the mics pick up all the sound around me and the people I'm talking to cannot hear me unless I'm in a totally quiet environment. They said the wind noise when on the call almost completely made it unbearable and when I was in the store, the person on the phone only heard the people's conversations behind me to the point that they thought their phone calls with someone else. I contacted Phonak about this and asked them if there was a way to disable the rear microphones when a call came in so the other person on the call didn't hear everything else. Their response was these are supposed to work like conference room phones which is totally wrong the rear mics should be disabled. Only the front mics should pick up sound. I know they can do something because when I'm streaming my TV and I walk in and out of the room it muted the other sounds around me. For example, I was vacuuming and when I got within the streaming device it muted the vacuum to the point that I almost didn't hear it and all I could hear was the TV. Wind noise on these when I'm walking or driving in my car with the windows open is to the point that I have to take them out. Another thing I don't like about them is that what I'm eating I hear myself chewing and if I want to carry on a conversation at the dinner table I actually have to take them out of my ear which defeats the purpose of having a hearing aid. My audiologist has adjusted them as much as she can and it hasn't fixed or made the issue what I would call greatly improved. What I do like about them like is the direct phone call to them but I do not like the direct streaming audio. If I'm surfing on my phone all the sudden they are embedded videos the sound of the video kicks in muting the mics and I lose the conversation around me. I'm going to keep these for a little longer but I may be going back to my Oticons unless Phonak can fix these issues
I'm still in my 2 week trail period. First time HA user. I am a 64 year old musician, so I am a lot pickier with sound in general. I find there's still some discomfort wearing them, but this can be remedied by my audiologist. As for reproducing sound, I can hear a bit clearer. I am getting a bit of distortion with general all around sound coming into the external built in mics. Audio streaming works quite well and sounds okay. The distortion is annoying since I have them turned down to minus 2 on the app, from the 0db level setting done by my audiologist. These do have a music program installed, but as I mentioned above, being a musician, it lacks, somewhat and doesn't have much improvement in the low frequency range. I have to remove my HA's when wearing studio headphones recording and editing music in my home studio. I have tinnitus and these HA's actually do mask it a bit. Now, if my audiologist can help to tune them a bit better to reduce or eliminate the distortion, I will consider keeping them. And the rechargeable battery feature is pretty cool too. If you are not a musician, I would recommend trying these particular devices out! PS: for my situation, I may have to try a different model or even a different brand of hearing aid.
I tried 3 name brand hearing aids in the past and returned them all since they did not help my understanding of speech and to some degree made it worse. These are the first to improve my speech recognition - substantially. Unfortunately this survey forced me to submit some ratings that are not applicable: -They Bluetooth the phone to my hearing aids so obviously that is an improvement that cannot be explained via the limited rating question - I did not buy them to improve music - They are rechargeable and therefore the battery life question is irrelevant
Too early to tell. I am new at this. Lost my hearing suddenly due to explosion.Can't hear music, just squawking. All voices sound like machine voices. I can hold a one on one conversation and can handle a telephone call through blue tooth on my android phone. Can't use land line phone. My audiologist is high on phonak. I have no idea whether I have the best hearing aids for me or just the most expensive. Had to dig deep into savings to get these. Don't know whether this is as good as I can get and will have to do without music permanently or whether some other brand might help. Am at a total loss and at the mercy of the audiologist since I have no idea how things are supposed to work or sound. My Marvel 70s are rechargeable and I have to wear the all waking hours so I wear them about 16 hours a day. The simple aids with the rubber caps (domes) are very comfortable and I forget I have them on. They wanted me to try with the ear molds but they were uncomfortable and the sound was awful. Too much feedback. Still have a few weeks on my trial and do not know whether I should try a different brand. I have apparently the best that phonak has to offer. My hearing is not very good. Cannot hold a three way conversation nor hear in crowds or with the tv on etc and I don't know whether I am stuck with this problem or if some other brand would work better.
These hearing aids are okay but not so marvelous. I trialed Resound LinX 3Ds previously and think they worked better for me. The Phonaks clarity in quiet is quite good. Restaurants are still challenging. Landline phones are terrible. I have to increase the volume on the phone in order to hear. Noise reduction is not as good as the Resounds. Telecoil at the theater made little to no difference. The sound kept changing as the orchestra played various parts and not always for the better. I think I understood about half of the show. The Bluetooth works well but is a real hassle to switch between devices. I’m an iPhone user so Android connectivity does not matter to me. I think I will be returning these as my trial time is nearly up.
This is my first experience with hearing aids. They are comfortable, small, significantly improve my hearing, and have lifestyle options such as Bluetooth streaming for music and phone that really improve quality of life. I am fortunate that I was able to find a very good price, and with my company insurance was able to afford the 70's. No downside so far.
Just picked these up a few days ago over my current NHS ones (UK). These HA's are great for taking calls on the phone and listening to music etc, in fact anything to do with the smart phone is truly a great experience. However given that these are meant to be top of the range / state of the art HA's they actually performed worst in pubs & restaurants etc or anywhere that was noisy over my existing free NHS aids. I'm hoping other members on this site will be able to tell me how to correct this with the AuD.
These are my first HA's. I chose them because I liked the idea of being able to use them for everything I would normally use earbuds/phones for, including music, audiobooks and TV. They're great for watching TV with the included TV connector box but Bluetooth is pretty flakey for everything else. I can't go for a walk and have my (Android 9) phone in my pocket. If I want to hear uninterrupted music I have to hold the phone in my hand. Also, if I'm anywhere near a free WiFi hotspot in the city, it interferes with the Bluetooth connection. The HA's have allowed me to hear the "highs" again, which helps me quite a lot with speech. I can even hear leaves rustling and grass crunching under my feet. I don't really understand all the technical stuff about them but my Audiologist included some extra programs with them - Music 1, Speech in Loud Noise and Tinnitus. I don't really notice any difference to the auto program when using the added programs. I find that overall, there is a slightly "tinny" aspect to everything. This is fine though because, tinny or not, I can hear things I couldn't hear before I got the HA's.
So far so good but Phonak does not perform well in noisy situations. Its has good points and some bad points but autosense seems to cover most of the basis. If you want to make a lot of adjustment on your phone - the Marvel is not for you. Its pretty much hands off and just wear where ever you go.
I did have an issue with phone Bluetooth connectivity after a Samsung S10+ update. Phone would not always connect. Phonak came up with a fix by adjusting the Bluetooth from Adaptive to Fixed which took care of the problem.. Everything else is better than expected with the aids. Great product.
I'm new to wearing aids. I'm only 56. I didn't know what I was missing out on until I began using them. I can make sense of and follow along and even join in conversations at my desk 1 on 1, in a meeting with several people in the discussion, in a restaurant with music playing and people all around while being engaged with the people at my table. My hearing issue ranged from normal to moderate. I hope to enter my sixties a bit more in tune with life and with the people I daily have in my life. The hearing aids, rechargeable, last all day. I average 14 hours and that includes hearing, streaming music, taking on the phone. My advice is if you are having hearing/conversing issues then try these out. If they don't live up to my experience then shoot the messenger. :)
Hearing Aids are a vast improvement on my old ones which were 6 years old. The Bluetooth streaming to my laptop computer is now as smooth as i expected with some intermittant dropping out of the audio signal. I will check to see if this is just the program on the computer that i am using or the hardware on the laptop. I was able to par my Marvels with my Ipad and my Samsung S8 phone with no problems and answering calls on my Samsung was very easy and the clarity was a vast improvement to what I had previously. Currently in a 60 day trial with the Marvels.
I'm a first user. I've got my HA last week. So I'm rather inexperienced with HA and I can't really compare the Phonak Marvels with other HA. The Phonak Marvels are very comfortable. There is no irritation. I'm still getting used to wearing an HA, so I can't tell much about the improvement of the Hearing lost yet. But I do find it annoying already that I can not select the manual programs myself, and that I can not fine tune the manual programs myself. I would really advise Phonak to invest in an App that would give the user control wrt the installed manual programs and the fine tuning of the installed programs.
I've had 3 different hearing aids in the last 6 - 7 years. The first pair I got at Costco. I bought the Resound hearing aids. I hated them. I remember asking a person 3 times the same question because I couldn't understand him. Later when I replaced them with the Phonak Audeo Q, I went back to the same person and asked my question again. I heard him with no problem. With the Resound everything seemed shrill and distorted. I got those in Taiwan. By the way, the Costco Taiwan audiologist lied to me about the hearing aids. She said there was no difference between the Resound and Phonak, except the cost..Later an audiologist at Costco Taiwan said that wasn't true. There was a difference in quality. I was told by a US Costco Hearing Aid Center employee to take them back. I finally got a full refund a year after I got the Phonak Audeo Q hearing aids. Everyone agrees that I should just buy a new pair because they were 4 years old. The hearing aid center has given me a demo to try and WOW what a difference with the Marvel M90s. I told my friends to talk at their natural volumn and they were very happy. The difference in TV sound is like night and day. Today I could hear soft speaking people all around a big round table with no problem. I'm so happy with these that I'm buying my own pair ASAP!
These aids are absolutely brilliant for mobile phone conversation....... in a very noisy situation I am always going to struggle given my level of loss, but hopefully with a little tweaking this may improve? They are very comfortable to wear and I actually forget they are there, for those who feel concealment is an issue then these aids are very difficult to spot as they are tiny...... In all truth I would wear hearing aids the size of 2 bananas if I thought it would improve my hearing..... cheers Kev :-)
I'm a 60 year old woman and I've worn hearing aids for the past 25 years. This is my first pair of Phonak. I have had Starkey, Resound, and Siemens in the past. This pair of Phonak Marvel 90 rechargeable has changed my life! I have worn them for over a month. I wanted to wait until I had worn them in every environment imaginable before I reviewed them. First, I can pair with my Samsung Galaxy. I used to have to use a Siemens easyTEK to connect with my phone and television. It is a big disk-like device worn like a necklace around your neck. I rarely used it because it was awkward and uncomfortable to wear. Now I just turn on bluetooth on my phone and I'm ready to go all day long. For the first time I can work out to music while at the gym because I can stream from my phone right to my hearing aids. I didn't know what I was missing! The sound quality for phone calls is nothing short of amazing. I used to subscribe to voice mail to text through my cellular carrier because I could never hear my voice mail if I missed a call. That saves me a few $$ a month and I can hear my voice mail perfectly. I have used a Siemens tv connector for many years, so I purchased the Phonak connector to go with these hearing aids. My eyes about popped out of my head the first time I heard it. It has Dolby, and the sound is phenomenal. I'm someone who enjoys watching television a little too much, so I probably qualify as an expert in this area. I highly recommend it. Comfort--I have severe hearing loss in both ears and have always been told I needed custom molds. I went to a different audio this time because I moved to a different state. He just had me wear Phonak domes straight out of the package. I was skeptical, but I have had absolutely no feedback since using them. The whistling, squealing, annoying sounds I used to get sometimes with custom domes are gone. You know how on a really windy day you can get that awful wind noise? I don't anymore. Even better, these domes are much more comfortable than my custom domes. I can hardly tell I'm wearing them. Rechargeable--This is the first time I've had rechargeables, and boy do I LOVE them! I used to carry batteries everywhere. I'd have a package in the car, one in my purse, in my gym bag--everywhere. Ever tried to change a tiny hearing aid battery in a kayak in the middle of a river or lake? Not easy. It's so nice to not have to worry about having batteries on hand. The rechargeable batteries have been more than adequate. I don't do a ton of streaming, but I can go to the gym for an hour (streaming music) and watch several hours of television if I want to and still have 60% left over at the end of the day. (I wear them approximately 16 hours a day). I saved the best for last. How do they sound? AMAZING! Sound quality is superb. The sound is natural, not just amplified. Speech recognition is vastly improved. I have a much easier time hearing what people are saying to me, which saves me the embarrassment of having to ask them to repeat themselves. Hearing in loud environments is a lot less challenging. The first week I had them my husband and I went to a noisy brew pub one evening. A loud band was playing. My husband asked me to repeat myself several times because he had trouble hearing, but I could hear him just fine over all the noise. That's a first! I can easily hear conversation, and even the radio while riding in the car. This is amazing. The reason I can hear better in what used to be difficult situations is Phonak's autosense. Autosense automatically adjusts to fit your listening environment, so a word about that. The first time I experienced autosense it surprised me. I have a fireplace at home that has a fan on it. I live in a cold climate, so most of the winter the fan is near-constant background noise. My husband started talking, and the hearing aids suppressed the sound of the fan and I could hear what was being said to me. Same with talking on the phone with Bluetooth. As soon as your call connects, background noise is suppressed, allowing you to hear clearly on the phone. The same is true with the tv connector. Background noise is suppressed and you can hear your tv program. Now I don't have to turn off the fireplace fan to hear the television. You will still be able to hear background noise in all these situations, but it will be greatly reduced. I can see how these automatic adjustments may bother some people. The aids tend to focus on sound coming at your face, so if someone is talking to you from behind, you may need to turn around to hear them clearly. This may be remedied by having the audio add a special program to your hearing aid. It's not that bothersome to me, but it's something to keep in mind. A word to those having problems with their earing aids. First of all, give them time. It may take awhile for your brain to adjust to them. As someone who has worn hearing aids for many years, I give my brain time to process the new sounds it is hearing, and so far it hasn't failed me. I also believe that any discomfort or hearing aid problems can probably be corrected by a good audiologist. Don't be afraid to try different domes, and please, if you're having trouble hearing, ask your audiologist to adjust or add additional programs to your hearing aids. Any audiologist worth his salt should be happy to do this!
Marvel 90s default programming sounds great when the dome is seated in my ear. I've only had them a week and the receivers are constantly breaking seal or causing pain that is a kin to what I'd imagine an ice pick would feel like in my ear. I have 3 programs besides the default and the bluetooth streaming. They too sound nice. I got t-coil because I felt I missed it in my last HA. It seems to work well and I'm glad I got it even if the aids are slightly larger with it. I selected a disposable battery model because I can't risk being with out my HA because of a dead battery. I Listen to audio books 5-10 hours a day. The batteries lasted 4 days (over a weekend where I listen to books significantly more). Streaming audio sounds as good, if not better than the iPhone earbuds sound to me. The devices themselves seem more durable than my last HAs. I have a severe, cookie bite hearing loss. My day-to-day listening environments are hugely varing and extreamly dynamic, but nothing that requires finite, precise hearing as a musician or sound artist requires. My last aids were Audeo IX 90s and these are a great improvement. The receivers never sealed on those either - my previous audi said I would get used to the ice pick "sensation". They were 10 years old when I retired them for the Marvels. UPDATE: I've updated my ratings to reflect my experiences with Marvel. I'd initially downgraded the fitting and comfort of the HA to a one star, however this is a user/audi issue at this point and the one star unfairly reduced the overall rating. I have come to figgure out that the audi has the recievers fit with a competitors power domes whilst the phonaks are on order. this would be fine if they didn't feel like ice picks in my ears.
PROS: The review is for the Marvel 312 M90's which I have been wearing for about a month now. I should say that I am an Android user and the majority of my use with them ranges from either quiet environments to loud restaurants or in-car with road noise. -First, with regards to connectivity, these are spectacular and just so intuitive. I was skeptical about losing my ReSound app, but I don't even mess going into the app since having my REMs done with these aids. It is just unnecessary to make any changes or adjustments due to the "AutoSense" feature. However, if you feel the need to change the programming and go to the app, I have had no issues connecting between calls, the TV connector, back to a phone notification via Bluetooth, my car's Bluetooth, without having to physically DO anything at all after connecting the first time. I stream a lot and use Bluetooth a lot, but can get 5-6 days of life out of my batteries. -The upgrade for me has reduced feedback almost 100%, I don't know how, but it is true. I could try really hard to get some maybe, but not even a beanie or my screaming nephew will trigger feedback like I used to get. -I am new to Phonak and am pleasantly surprised by the domes, they are a unique shape compared to the ReSounds, almost inverted, look at some pictures to compare. This smooth shape has helped me, again I don't know how with a reduction in discomfort. Previously, the only solution was to wear the tiniest domes, plus anchors, it was a lot of hassle. CONS: -There is a weird downside to always being connected to Bluetooth when you get an incoming call, you stop "hearing" and then only hear the incoming notification. In other words, it is like shutting off your hearings aids for a split second, which is a bit eerie depending on your level of hearing loss and depending on where you are when your call/text comes in. This is unlike listening to music when you stream music or a video you can set the level of outside "hearing" you want to allow in (a really neat feature right?). -It could just be me, but I can't connect using the app to my Apple Ipad Air 2. I know there is a new Ipad, but the one I have works fine. It would be nice to connect to all my devices, and in case this is a selling point for someone I just want to put it out there. But, maybe by the time you buy yours, Phonak will have resolved.
I’ve only had my M90s for just 3days, still getting used to them changed from B90s. I was given very information by specsavers, on their operation, no info on the volume control which appear to be separate on both ears, nor can I find any help on the internet on this, can anyone advise how these are operated and what the signals refer to please. At the moment it’s all trial and error.
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.
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.
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!!
I picked up my Audeo Ms on New Years Eve (day) 2018. Unfortunately, I was restricted to using only the left one for a few weeks while I recovered from a right side ear infection. Since that infection, I am barely able to hear speech on the right side without assistance. However, once the aids are in there is not a problem. Generally, I put them in when I start my day and pretty much forget about them until I go to bed. I use the aids in conjunction with an LG G6. I have the remote app installed, but rarely use it except to check battery life. For Bluetooth streaming of audio they work very nicely. I'm more inclined to listen to old time radio than music--but that might be changing. These hearing aids seem to bring out frequencies that I've never heard before. It is wonderful that I no longer have to choose between wearing my hearing aids or my headphones! I can start playing one of my radio shows, put the phone in my pocket, and take my five mile walk without ever losing the signal. And I can still hear what's going on around me at the same time. Being able to make or take a call hands free, using the microphones of the hearing aids, is a huge plus. Granted, it gets me some interesting looks in the checkout line . . . The microphones seem to be very sensitive. My sister tells me that, when I talk to her using this feature, she can hear everything going on around me. With this in mind I do recommend caution using this feature if you work in an area where confidential information is likely to be discussed in the background.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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