I have been wearing the Phonak Naida 5 BTE's in both ears for the past 2 weeks.
Its been a trying experience. I have been deaf since age 5 with a severe to profound hearing loss and have worn analog aids until now I'm 25. My sister's dog ate my last hearing aid the Starkey Sequel BTE which is why I'm in this predicament now.
I tried the new Starkey destiny 1600 power plus aid and it was horrible b/c of the compression, it kept cutting off. Then I tried the Oticon Sumo DM which wasnt too bad but when I went back in for adjustment my audi was like i just got these Naidas in lets try these. So they pack plenty of power, the telecoil is ok but not great I liked the telecoil in the Oticon better and so far the autophone feature hasnt worked. But I keep having the issue of echoing or distortion of my voice and other people on certain vowel sounds. Last adjustment decreased it but still hearing it on certain sounds.
The only thing I cant complain about is the music program which is like surround sound in my ears. But I am afraid I am never going to get used to how quiet the ambient noises are. I keep feeling like my ears are all plugged up and I have a head cold. I wish there was a way to turn up some of the ambient noise alittle and decrease the distortion and then they would be perfect. I was thinking to try the Oticon Sumo DM's again for a longer period. I am being really picky b/c I dont want to pay 4 k for hearing aids I am not entirely happy with. But I think i am driving my audi nuts. I am just so fustrated. Any advice?