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  1. Default Questions about the Phonak Exelia Art aids

    Wanted to know how long ago did the Phonak Exelia Art come out? Where these good aids when they come out?

    Found a pair on ebay for what is a good price; thinking of getting them and wanted to know more about them.

    Thanks
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    These were the premium Phonak aids, I'm pretty sure, when they came out in 2009 or so. So in their day, they were definitely good. But that was a while ago now, and there have been a few new generations of Phonak technology since. I bought a pair last year, when I lost my Resound aids. I programmed them myself, and thought they were okay. But then I bought new Costco KS7s, and didn't put any more work into the Phonaks.

    I think it depends on your budget. There's a pretty good argument, I think, that if you can afford something better you might skip these. But I paid about $125 for the pair, so that was okay.

    Based on the figures you've posted -- and with the disclaimer that I am not an HCP! -- it looks like you would at least need the "P" version, and "SP" would probably be better. So you'll have to watch out for that.

    Here's the professional brochure for the line:

    www.phonakpro.com/content/dam/phonak/b2b/C_M_tools/Hearing_Instruments/Exelia_Art/Brochure/027_0440_02_Exelia_Art_Product_Information_V2.00.p df
    250 500 1K 1.5K 2K 3K 4K 6K 8K Costco KS7
    R 25 50 60 60 60 50 50 50 65 SRT: 55dB WRS: 84% @85dB
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    Thanks for the information! I did find a "P"(Power) version of them. I currently have a pair of Siemens Orion RIC aids that are a piece of junk; they have been returned many times to Siemens for a random power off issue. Was looking for a older pair of aids that would just "work" so that I can just wear them and be done with the Siemens aids and not have to spend thousands of dollars for another pair.
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    Sounds good, and there's also usually a bunch of Naidas, of different generations and power levels, on eBay. For not too much.
    250 500 1K 1.5K 2K 3K 4K 6K 8K Costco KS7
    R 25 50 60 60 60 50 50 50 65 SRT: 55dB WRS: 84% @85dB
    L 30 60 60 60 60 55 60 60 70 SRT: 60dB WRS: 88% @90dB

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippieelmo View Post
    Thanks for the information! I did find a "P"(Power) version of them. I currently have a pair of Siemens Orion RIC aids that are a piece of junk; they have been returned many times to Siemens for a random power off issue. Was looking for a older pair of aids that would just "work" so that I can just wear them and be done with the Siemens aids and not have to spend thousands of dollars for another pair.
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Phonak-Blue-La...%257Ciid%253A9
    Currently wearing Phonak Q70's.

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    250 500 1K 1.5K 2K 3K 4K 6K 8K Costco KS7
    R 25 50 60 60 60 50 50 50 65 SRT: 55dB WRS: 84% @85dB
    L 30 60 60 60 60 55 60 60 70 SRT: 60dB WRS: 88% @90dB

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    They are good, better then the Exelia's but are older in terms of technology to the Phonak Sky's.
    Currently wearing Phonak Q70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebras View Post
    They are good, better then the Exelia's but are older in terms of technology to the Phonak Sky's.
    Just that they're a pair...
    250 500 1K 1.5K 2K 3K 4K 6K 8K Costco KS7
    R 25 50 60 60 60 50 50 50 65 SRT: 55dB WRS: 84% @85dB
    L 30 60 60 60 60 55 60 60 70 SRT: 60dB WRS: 88% @90dB

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    Thanks!

    Ended up buying these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/282291788633 since the seller would program them for me; also would re-program them if I paid shipping both ways.

    One question:

    Read the Phonak manual that there is a Wind&Weather guard for the mics; how does one replace the guard?
    Audiogram: (Test 6/28/16)

    250 500 1K 2K 4K 6K 8k
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    80 70 80 80 80 80 90 (Right)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippieelmo View Post
    Thanks!

    Ended up buying these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/282291788633 since the seller would program them for me; also would re-program them if I paid shipping both ways.

    One question:

    Read the Phonak manual that there is a Wind&Weather guard for the mics; how does one replace the guard?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=awPgELmiwqQ

    This is for the Naida but it works the same.

    and this is what you'll need.
    Last edited by Zebras; 12-20-2016 at 11:39 AM.
    Currently wearing Phonak Q70's.

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