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Phonak Naída Lumity Hearing Aids

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$2,190
5 stars stars
5.0 stars from 1 review
Hands-Free Calling Yes
iPhone Streaming Yes
Android Streaming Yes
Rechargeable Yes
IP Rating IP68

Phonak Naída Lumity (Naída L) is the Behind-the-Ear (BTE) style of powerful hearing aids in the flagship Lumity product line of Phonak—which is the flagship company of the world’s largest manufacturer of hearing aids, the Switzerland-headquartered Sonova Group.

Phonak Naida Lumity L Pr In Hand

Powerful technology in a small package, Naída Lumity hearing aids use artificial intelligence to analyze the environment 700 times per second and automatically adapt to the wearer's unique listening environment.

Launched in August 2023, Naída Lumity is the successor to Naída Paradise and represents Phonak’s most powerful hearing aid to date. It is currently available in two models: Naída Lumity L-PR is a versatile rechargeable BTE, and Naída L-UP is an ultra-power device with a disposable size 675 battery designed particularly for people with severe to profound hearing losses. Both BTEs come with Phonak's well-known "Made-for-All" Bluetooth® wireless technology that streams audio from compatible Apple® and Android™ smartphones and devices.

These hearing aids include features based around Phonak's latest AutoSense OS 5.0 operating system that prioritizes the most crucial requirement of hearing aid wearers: speech understanding. AutoSense OS 5.0 can be thought of as the “core technology” for both Naída Lumity models; it's an AI-based machine-learning system that continuously analyzes the environment 700 times per second and automatically adapts to the wearer's unique listening environment.

Naída Lumity connects to the myPhonak app (or myPhonak Junior app for kids), allowing you to personalize your listening experience to suit your needs. Importantly, Naída L also connects with Roger accessories for enhancing hearing in challenging listening environments, whether you're watching TV or listening to a lecturer from a distance.

Phonak Audéo Lumity, a Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aid that shares the same technology and chipset as Naída L, earned a 2023 Expert Choice Award from the independent hearing aid testing lab, HearAdvisor.

If you purchase from a local hearing provider, our pricing research suggests you should expect Naída L to cost around $4,400-$6,000 per pair, depending on the model, technology level, and the severity and complexity of your hearing loss (more severe and complex hearing losses can require more clinical time and costs).

HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop describes Phonak's five newest additions to the Lumity hearing aid family, including a comparison of Lumity to the previous Paradise technology, explanations of SmartSpeech, Stereozoom 2.0, and Speech Sensor, and (at 5:44) Phonak Naída Lumity. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

Naída L is available in 4 technology levels (L30, L50, L70, and L90) that offer progressively more adjustment bands and advanced features as you move to the higher technology tiers (see details below). The hearing aids come in 8 different colors.

Key Naída Lumity technology

  • AutoSense OS 5.0 – New AI-driven operating system within the hearing aid
  • StereoZoom 2.0 – Improved automatic directional microphone system
  • Dynamic Noise Cancellation – Spatial noise cancellation that uses beamforming microphones to improve speech in noise (L70 and L90 only)
  • SpeechSensor – Detects from where the speech signal is coming then directs and automatically adjusts directional microphones (L90)
  • EchoBlock – Better comfort and speech understanding in reverberant rooms and surroundings (L90)
  • Speech Enhancer – Helps you hear soft speech in quiet situations for better understanding from a distance (L90)

Some of these features need to be activated by your hearing provider for you to use them. More detailed information about them can be found below and on HearingTracker's Phonak Lumity page.

Differences in Naída Lumity models and technology levels

From an audiological perspective, the main difference between the Naída L-PR and L-UP is that the L-UP is designed for the most severe hearing losses, while the L-PR should be suitable for most hearing losses ranging from mild to severe. In terms of the appearance, this means the L-PR can use both a slim-tube and standard (slightly larger) tube, while the L-UP is limited to the standard tube for higher volume levels. Additionally, the L-UP uses a 675 battery while the L-PR is rechargeable.

But there are other more subtle differences between the models. The rechargeable Naída L-PR comes with a motion sensor and tap controls, while the Naída L-UP model does not. This means the L-PR can detect if you are moving to make better processing decisions, and you can answer your phone by tapping the aids without fumbling for a button or opening the app. Although the L-UP model doesn’t offer tap control, it does include a telecoil (t-coil) for connecting to t-coil-equipped landline phones and the large-area loop systems often found in places of worship, theaters, and lecture halls, while the L-PR (disappointingly) does not. See the section below titled “Naída Lumity Model Comparison” for other differences between the models.

As noted above, Naída Lumity comes in 4 technology levels (L30, L50, L70, and L90) that offer progressively more adjustment bands for programming the aids and advanced features. For example, Dynamic Noise Cancellation and Sound Relax are offered in both the L70 and L90 tiers, while Echo Block, Speech Enhancer, and Speech Sensor are offered only in the L90 tier. A more detailed description of Lumity features is provided on our Phonak Lumity main page and also see the table below titled “Naída Lumity Technology Levels.”

HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop provides a detailed review of Phonak Lumity hearing aids features and benefits. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

Controls for Naída Lumity

  • Push-buttons: The button on the body of the hearing aid is used for controlling volume control and/or changing up to 3 pre-set programs for places like restaurants, watching TV, or music listening. For Bluetooth-enabled phone calls, a short press on the upper or the lower part of the button lets you accept an incoming call, and a long press rejects an incoming call.
  • Tap control: For Naída L-PR (70/90 tech levels), you can control various functions by simply tapping on the hearing aid. Your hearing provider can set up these functions which include accepting/ending a phone call, pausing/resuming audio streaming from a connected device, and accessing your smartphone’s voice assistant (e.g., Siri, Alexa). While this is a handy feature, some wearers have noted that it’s not as simple to operate as they had hoped; using the tap control takes practice for some while others may choose simply not to use the feature.
  • myPhonak app: While tap control is “a nice feature to have,” the myPhonak app is extremely useful. At a basic level, the myPhonak app allows for volume and program changes, and the use of the equalizer to change tones for increased bass and treble. The app also connects remotely to your hearing provider, potentially saving you trips to their office, and the provider can perform real-time adjustments to your hearing aids. With Lumity, the myPhonak app has also added new controls so you can adjust the strength of the speech focus and noise reduction, and also control StereoZoom 2.0 (discussed below).

The myPhonak app in the Apple app store or the Google Play™ app store shows ratings of 4.1 and 2.6, respectively, which represents a substantial improvement over their previous 1.7 and 2.2 ratings from a year ago. Most complaints revolve around ease of use, maintaining the Bluetooth connection, and the hearing aids staying in the selected program.Unfortunately, lackluster ratings for hearing aid apps are fairly common in the hearing industry—primarily due to connectivity issues that in some cases go beyond the purview of hearing aid manufacturers. So it’s good to see at least some progress in this area.

myPhonak can be used on Apple iPhones with iOS® Version 15 or newer, or Google Mobile Services certified Android™ devices with Bluetooth 4.2 and Android OS 8.0 or newer.

Personalizing your Naída L device

You can personalize your Naída L to suit your own needs and preferences. For example, you can adjust your hearing aids to how you like them in a specific listening situation, and then save and label that as your “restaurant,” “classroom,” "dinner table" program setting. HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop explains how to do this in the video below.

HearingTracker Audiologist Matthew Allsop explains how you can easily personalize and create your own hearing aid programs for different listening settings in this short video. Closed captions are available on this video. If you are using a mobile phone, please enable captions clicking on the gear icon.

Frequently Asked Questions

BTE hearing aids, like the more popular Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) style, have the main processing unit tucked behind the ear. But with BTEs, the speaker (receiver) is also located behind the ear with the processor, and the amplified sound is transmitted through a tube to an earmold in the ear. With RIC hearing aids, as the name implies, the speaker/receiver is actually located in the ear canal and is connected to the processing unit with a thin wire.

In terms of benefits, BTEs can generally supply greater volume levels than RICs, but RICs can supply a more “natural sound,” especially for your own voice. Both are very effective for improving hearing.

Yes, the Naída L-PR fits hearing losses from mild to severe and is CROS/BiCROS-compatible for single-sided (unilateral) hearing losses.

It is possible for amplification alone to reduce the annoyance of your tinnitus. Phonak does offer its Tinnitus Balance program that uses broadband noise that can be enabled by your audiologist. HearingTracker maintains a review of the best hearing aids for tinnitus that provides a more detailed description of Phonak Tinnitus Balance.

Other important features of Naída Lumity hearing aids

For the most part, Naída L shares the same advanced features as the rest of the Phonak Lumity product family. Below are some of the ones you should know more about.

StereoZoom 2.0 for zooming-in on speech in noise

As part of Phonak’s SmartSpeech™ technology, StereoZoom 2.0 is a new automatic directional microphone system that enhances spatial awareness in low-noise environments, gradually moving to a more focused directional pattern as the noise level increases. In other words, when in quieter listening environments, the microphones will attempt to pick up sound from all directions around you, but as noise increases, so does the focus or strength of the directivity in the directional microphones. So it is adaptive to your current listening environment and is intended to be unnoticeable and seamless.

StereoZoom 2.0 can be adjusted in the programming software by your hearing provider, and you can also control it with the “Speech Focus” slider within the myPhonak app. This gives some control over how “focused” you would like the hearing aids to be for talkers who are in front of you.

SpeechSensor for speech all around you

Phonak’s SpeechSensor, which is also a part of its SmartSpeech™ technology, detects which direction dominant speech is located and enables you to hear speech from the side or from behind to be amplified. In this way, you're not completely shut off, and the directionality isn't confined to the front only. Several manufacturers have now developed similar technology to engage 360° hearing. The ability of the hearing aid to minimize noise from in front of you and hear speech from the side or from behind can be advantageous in certain situations like driving in a car or conversing in meetings.

SpeechSensor and StereoZoom 2.0 do not work in isolation. Obviously, you are also hearing sounds amplified in the frequency (pitch) regions you need them, and other aspects of the hearing aid are also engaged as needed.  For example, directional microphones may be engaged at the same time as noise reduction, compression, etc.

Hands-free connectivity for both Apple and Android devices

Phonak is known as a leader in hearing aid wireless connectivity, and that tradition continues with the Lumity hearing aids. Lumity is compatible with both Android and Apple products and other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as tablets and laptops. It currently uses Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, but is also compatible with many older Bluetooth phones. It incorporates both Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) protocols allowing for “universal” connectivity. (However, this version does not allow for Auracast broadcasts, a technology that is only now starting to emerge on the audio market.)

You can be actively connected to two different Bluetooth devices and pair up to 8 devices for direct streaming, in stereo, to your hearing aids. The hearing aids also act as a hands-free device, meaning that during phone calls, there is no need to speak directly into the cell phone as the microphones on your hearing aids act as the input.

Phonak Naida L Lumity Man Myphonak App

Naída Lumity is compatible with both Android and Apple products and other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as tablets and laptops.

Battery life of Naída Lumity

With the rechargeable Naída L-PR, Phonak says you can expect 16 hours of hearing aid use, even if you spend up to 4 of those hours streaming Bluetooth audio and 4 hours streaming TV.

We did not find expected usage for the new L-UP hearing aids. However, HearingTracker's forum members report receiving about 11 or 12 days of use with a size 675 batteries in the L-UP predecessor (Naída Paradise L90) and we suspect this has not changed substantially. However, battery life depends a lot on your hearing loss level, use of streaming, and time spent in complex listening environments.

When the battery level is low, you will hear two beeps and will then have about 30 minutes to change the battery (this can vary, depending on the hearing aid settings and battery). This is why, particularly for more severe hearing losses, you should always keep some extra batteries handy!

What we love about Naída Lumity

Fits almost any losses: Naída L is suitable for a wide range of hearing losses, with the L-UP even fitting to the profound level
Highly rated technology: Phonak Audéo Lumity, which has the same chipset and technology as Naída L, earned a 2023 Expert Choice Award from the independent test lab, HearAdvisor.
Stereo Bluetooth streaming: Allows streaming from iPhone, iPad, MacOS, Android, Windows, and any other Bluetooth-enabled audio device, and up to 8 Bluetooth devices with 2 active Bluetooth connections
Tap controls: With the rechargeable L-PR model, you can double-tap the hearing aids to accept/end phone calls, pause/result streaming, and access voice assistants like Siri and Google Assistant
Motion sensing: Likewise, the accelerometer in the L-PR detects when you move and adjusts the hearing aid microphones and noise cancellation settings
Hands-free calling in stereo: True hands-free calling from Bluetooth-enabled phones and VOIP services like Skype
TV Streaming: Lumity can stream directly from Bluetooth-enabled TVs, and can also stream from the Phonak TV Connector accessory
At-home adjustments: Lumity hearing aids can be adjusted remotely by your hearing provider
Moisture protection: As with most Phonak hearing aids these days, Naída L hearing aids have an IP68 rating, which is the highest waterproof and debris ingress-protection rating for hearing aids
Clearer speech in quiet settings: The “Speech Enhancer” feature (L90) amplifies the peaks of soft speech to provide clearer speech when you’re in a quiet environment.
Improved noise cancellation: Introduced with the previous-generation Paradise aids, the “Dynamic Noise Cancellation (L70/90) is an automated spatial noise cancellation system that works in combination with a directional beamformer microphone system.

Limitations

App is improved but still is not highly rated
Tap controls can be difficult to master

Naída Lumity Model Comparison

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Naída Lumity Technology Levels

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Naída Lumity Accessories

Charger Combi BTE

Charger Combi BTE

The protective hardcase charger can transport hearing aids, offers a full day's battery life after three hours of charging, and with the optional Phonak Power Pack, enables on-the-go charging.

Functions

  • Battery Charger

Compatible Aids

  • Naída Lumity P-PR
CROS Lumity

CROS Lumity

A CROS hearing aid is a system designed for individuals with unilateral hearing loss, where a microphone on the unaidable side transmits sound to a hearing aid on the better-hearing side.

Functions

  • CROS System

Compatible Aids

  • Naída Lumity P-PR
myPhonak App

myPhonak App

The myPhonak app allows you to access remote support, information about their hearing aids, and a hearing diary. The app also allows you to adjust the volume and pitch of your hearing aids, and change program settings.

Functions

Compatible Aids

  • Naída Lumity P-PR
  • Naída Lumity P-UP
PartnerMic™

PartnerMic™

Discreet remote microphone that helps to boost your partners voice in one-to-one conversations in noise.

Functions

  • Remote Microphone

Compatible Aids

  • Naída Lumity P-PR
  • Naída Lumity P-UP
RemoteControl

RemoteControl

The Phonak RemoteControl provides a discreet way to control your Phonak hearing aids.

Functions

  • Remote Control

Compatible Aids

  • Naída Lumity P-PR
  • Naída Lumity P-UP
Roger On

Roger On

Phonak Roger On is an advanced remote mic accessory developed by Phonak. It is designed to improve speech understanding in noisy environments, over distance, and when many people are speaking simultaneously. Equipped with MultiBeam 2.0 Technology, it provides a boost in understanding by capturing voices from all directions. The Roger On can connect to a variety of multimedia devices and is fully compatible with almost all hearing aids and cochlear implants that have a T-coil or a Roger receiver.

Functions

  • TV Streamer
  • Remote Microphone

Compatible Aids

  • Naída Lumity P-PR
  • Naída Lumity P-UP
RogerDirect™

RogerDirect™

As a break-through in hearing technology, Marvel hearing aids feature RogerDirect™ which allows the Roger technology to stream directly to Marvel hearing aids without having to attach an external receiver. This major innovation makes Roger technology easier to use and more attractive for a broader group ranging from mild to profound hearing loss. Roger technology makes use of intelligent and adaptive algorithms that continuously measure and precisely analyze noise levels to keep the Roger signal clearly audible above the background noise.

Functions

  • Accessory Connectivity

Compatible Aids

  • Naída Lumity P-PR
  • Naída Lumity P-UP
TV Connector with AirStream™

TV Connector with AirStream™

Functions

  • TV Streamer

Compatible Aids

  • Naída Lumity P-PR
  • Naída Lumity P-UP

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Naída Lumity Reviews

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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.

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Anonymous 03 April 2024
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Phonak Naída Lumity L50 Phonak Naída Lumity P-UP

Phonak Naida Lumity-UP-50 now has excellent HA. I am near profoundly hearing-disabled in my 60s. My ENT Dr. says I need a hearing implant device. But learning about the surgical approach stopped me from that avenue as after that procedure I will never hear at all, as the Cochlear nerve will ligated. Then I got this Phonak hearing aid. I can hear perfectly, watch TV without raising the volume, and talk on my iPhone like a teenager! The only problem with HA is that humidity+moisture disables it requiring me to use my audiologist who cleans it up with a Cedis machine. I am happy- my speech is so clear and softer as I can hear.

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Please indicate if loop system is included?

Please indicate life of rechargeable batteries?

Please indicate if Phonak rechargeable batteries are replaceable and cost?

Abram Bailey, AuD

Loop systems are accessible if you have a hearing aid with a telecoil (P-UP) and ensure your provider enables it for you. P-PR is rechargeable. Battery replacement cost will vary by provider. Roughly a couple to a few hundred dollars, I'm guessing.

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