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80% score based on 53 reviews
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
Release Date: 20 October 2014
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
Release Date: 20 October 2014
Professionally-fitted hearing aid
Release Date: 20 October 2014
|Phonak Audéo V 312T||Phonak Audéo V 13||Phonak Audéo V 312|
|Disposable Batteries||Battery Size
|IP Rating (Liquid)||7||7||7|
|IP Rating (Solid)||5||6||5|
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I love these hearing aids when they work. I have two and they are much better than a previous brand I used. My problem is they often stop working when I change the battery. I go back to the provider and they have to replace the receiver. This has happened several times under warranty. The last time they sent them back to the company to be checked out. They supposedly replaced the electronics(?). I just had to change the battery for the first time since they came back and guess what, it won't work. Very aggravating.
1 - In a noisy environment (restaurants, parties etc...) it is difficult to hear the person talking to me, the hearing aid is not focusing on the person talking to me and does not reduce enough the noise around me. 2 - When listing to TV, music, radio or the equivalent at times the volume really goes up making it very uncomfortable,
The hearing aids were supposed to alleviate my substantial hearing loss above 4000 Hz. They do that fairly well, although I've encountered a few things I cannot hear at all that my wife says are ear-splitting at extremely high frequencies, like the end-of-cycle signal from a Bosch dishwasher. So my guess is that they increase my hearing up to maybe 12000 Hz, but my hears (or brain) are simply incapable of hearing much above that, no matter how loud. There are two things about the hearing aids that I don't like. The minor one is that because they are so light and I wear glasses, when I get in a windy situation, they jostle around against the glasses ear piece and make noise. . . sort of like static. Doesn't happen often, but annoying when it does. The more disappointing one is that these are the top-of-the-line Phonaks and one of the advertised features was that they automatically focus on the person speaking when you're in a noisy crowd, cutting out most of the noise. They don't. I've not seen any improvement in my ability to understand what someone 10' from me in a crowd is saying.
Getting them to stay in has been a problem: I wasn't aware I wasn't getting them in properly. Russ's suggestions helps and now I'm grabbing them right at the end of the wire. I can direct them into the canal with much less "hit or miss." One still comes out some, tho perhaps cleaning it may help. ?
I've had my hearing aids for about a year now, It does take some time to get use too them. Were still trying to ajust them to the get the best hearing ajustment for my particular hearing loss. Hopefully with these new settings I will be hearing better Other then that, I've had no problems with these hearing aids and I cann't honestly answer the review questions yet till thay are finelly adjusted for my hearing loss.
I am very disappointed by the Audeo V90s. Especially with using them with accessories. It feels like the HiBAN doesn't work. There are a lot of connectivity issues with the ComPilot Air II where it is very hard to place the ComPilot Air on my clothes where both aids have good reception. One ear is always receiving static, loses sound, or is intermittent in the transmission. If you are considering these aids, make sure you test two other models to ensure you like the feel. These are my first RICS and I have to say that the adjustment from ear moulds to RICs was a challenge for me.
I have had nothing but trouble with these hearing aids so far. I always struggle to hear conversation. There is no balance between extreme noise and speech. Unless I make adjustments I have constant feedback, the adjustments are turning the hearing aids down up to 6db from where they are set. I haven't had them long and I already have no room to turn them up. I am unimpressed with the box that came with them it doesn't stay connected properly and I have to just turn it off for convenience most of the time. Over all they are a nuisance.
I have had a Hearing Aid for about 7 years in one ear, I am deaf in the other ear since birth, during that period I have had 3 different Hearing Aids. The first 2 were Widex and my newest one that I just trialed for 30 days and purchased is the Phonak Audeo V90 312T. My first 2 hearing aids were ITE Custom molds, so I was not able to try them before I purchased. This time I decided to go with a RIC model. With a Custom Mold, it is easy to hide but if you need repairs it can be more costly. Try out different models before you buy. This purchase I tried a Resound first and it really did not work for me. I then tried this Phonak and I really love it. I wanted this hearing aid purchase to meet 3 goals: 1. Hear conversations, one on one or in groups of people in a normal atmospere 2. Hear conversations in noisy atmospheres 3. Good Sound quality for Music and TV I feel that for me this hearing aid achieved its goals. It works well in noisy situations, watching TV or driving in the car. It is the best hearing aid I have owned to date. This is the first hearing aid that I have ever owned that had accessories, but that did not influence my buying decision. The first goal is to hear better, the accessories are a bonus. I purchased the ComPilot II Air, I liked it because I am able to control my hearing aid from my cell phone. Two Added bonuses that I did not know about until I got it home was that I can receive and make calls using voice control from my phone hands free and it streams to my hearing aid. Also I can listed to Music on my phone and instruct to phone to do basic tasks all hands free. Phonak also has a Phone App that works with the ComPilot Air II that is very customizable to allow you a lot of flexibility in the performance of your hearing aids. I also purchased the TV Link II at the same time, I have not hooked it up yet but if it performs as well as the ComPilot Air II then I will be very happy.
I purchased Phonak V90 Audeo hearing aids for my mild, age related hearing loss over a year and a half ago. Before purchasing them, I attended a free audiologist's information session at my clinic. She recommended waiting "as long as possible" before getting hearing aids, "because they're expensive, insurance does not cover the aids or the batteries, and the aids must be replaced every 5-7 years." However, a friend with hearing aids pointed out that the more advanced your hearing loss is when you get the aids, the longer it will take your brain to re-learn processing of the sounds you haven't been hearing. This made sense to me; also, I was bothered by often not understanding my grandchildren and by missing conversations in situations with ambient noise. So I went ahead and got the Phonaks, and yes, they were expensive, but I'm glad I did. While they do not restore perfect hearing, and sometimes I still can't understand my youngest grandchildren, they help a lot in many situations. After the first year, the receivers in both aids failed, but they were covered under warranty. Batteries last an average of 6 days; they can be purchased online in quantity fairly reasonably. Periodic cleaning and maintenance is pretty simple, provided you have minimal manual dexterity. When it becomes time to replace my current aids, I'm going to check out Costco's less expensive, rebranded version of the Phonak Audeo.
I have had Hearing Aids scince the 5th grade. I was always self conscious because the only ones that were made at that time were big and over the ear. I have tried several different kinds,styles and designs that would be a perfect fit for my type of hearing loss but none of them were ever quite right. Until I went back to my Audiologist ( Amy Smith ) in Galesburg,Il. She told me she found something that she felt would be a perfect match for my hearing impairment because she would be able to amplify what i was missing and not what i was already able to hear. Of course i was skeptic about the whole idea because for 40 years the idea of such a hearing aid seemed so far fetched. Needless to say with all praise and power to Amy and the company that made this amazing Phonak Audeo V90-13 hearing aid. For the first time ever in my life I was able to hear an Ambulance, birds sing and a cat meow. Of course the sounds scared the wits out of me, so much that I break down crying because every time I hear a new sound. All I can say is LOOK OUT WORLD HERE I COME. My awesome boyfriend of 3 years has cried with me because he is so use to having to wait until I look at him before he speaks to me or before i can read his lips and respond to a conversation. Not anymore. These Hearing Aids are the deal breaker in my life. I can wear them and you can't even see them and being able to live every day as a person that still has a hearing loss but no one would ever guess is even more awesome. I am going back to school and get my CNA and plan advancing into LPN and Hospice. The ability to use the bluetooth feature to connect directly through the ComPilot II and TV Link II allows me to hear programs like never before. While driving I use my smart phone's navigation and it beams the instructions straight to my aids. Amazing! Thank You so much for the invention of this hearing aid and Amy Smith as well. God Bless
I really appreciated the thoroughness of both the testing and the fine tuning of the hear aids. More than sufficient time was taken not only in a professional capacity but also in a personal caring way! The follow-up visit, which had left me without any real expectations, was a particularly helpful exercise. A well-thought through list of check points used by Lisa focused on all manner of issues - not least of which was the discovery of how my new hearing aids no longer need to be pulled out of my ears every time the phone rings. Voila! The hearing aids 'tune in' to the phone and I have the pleasure of not needing to apologize for an inability to hearing and to say 'beg pardon' at least 3 times during a conversation. Am particularly looking forward to being able to test the power of hearing with some of my many Asian callers - often with soft voices and, lovingly stated, atrocious accents! Watch this space!
The hearing aids have improved my life. I would encourage people not to wait. I was able to increase and decrease the volume when needed. My family noticed the difference. I needed to try several tips to find the ones that were comfortable in my ear.
I've had them (two) for around three weeks now and together they are a significant improvement on the one Phonak I had for my right ear which I had for around six years. I can hear lots of little background noises that I was previously not getting - paper rustling, water hissing from the tap as it flows, indicators clicking - which indicates I am getting lots more definition. I feel that my perception of the sound of the world is now more fully dimensional than before. I've been to a concert and a musical play and enjoyed a much superior sound experience and also find this with my music at home - much better definition.
It took a good few weeks to get used to the hearing aid and to get it adjusted to suit my personal hearing/comfort. Not in physical terms but in the sound quality because I was expecting a clear sound but it is not clear because of the type of hearing loss that I have. This was disappointing because I did not realise that a hearing aid would not give me a clear sound. I have had hearing loss in one ear only for a number of years and have constant tinnitus in that ear, the hearing aid masks the tinnitus while I am wearing it which is a great relief. I have noticed improvement in hearing my softly spoken daughter and in hearing noises that I previously did not hear. Overall I am pleased with the hearing aid and now wish that I had bought one years ago!!
Before I purchased these devices, I was wearing Phonak Nano Q 50 CIC. It began to be apparent to me that having my ear canals plugged up was not giving me the best hearing abilities. A few years ago I had a pair of Delta Oticon's RIC that worked well for my loss. However, I managed to lose them and the loss wasn't covered except by me. But I knew I needed to do something as I was having a hard time hearing with the CIC's and they were not comfortable. But before I decided on the Phonak RIC, I decided I wanted to try the new Siemens Pure Binax aids. My audiologist asked me if I knew someone with these devices, in truth I just though all of the cool new tech features would be worth trying. Long story short, the aids were terrible. They distorted and made all kinds of strange digital sounds. I wore them for two weeks and returned them. There was nothing natural about their audio quality and while all of the doodads worked well, I realized that did not make up for distortion and awful audio quality. So my audiologist was not surprised by my decision and helped fit me in the Phonak devices. I have worn these aids going on two months now and they are superior in every way. Natural sound, no digital artifacts, music sound is stellar and the tech extras work fine. I do like being able to stream audio from my phone into the aids as well as phone calls. The phone call option is nice in that I don't have any issues with volume and intelligibility. The biggest plus has been the ability to hear conversation in noise. The aids are very compact and the silver color blends in well with my hair. In fact my wife keeps asking me if I have them in as they are so inconspicuous. All in all I am very happy with these aids. I feel like it's been a journey to find a decent audiologist and a decent set of aids. I have made a number of mistakes along the way but the end result is that now I can hear again with the quality I had when I was much younger.
I am a professor. I have classroom-taught for decades. I can hear FAR better which will make me a better teacher. States should consider offering occupational assistance for teachers to improve hearing. It would improve learning.
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