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    Quote Originally Posted by Pep View Post
    Hi, I have a moderate to severe backward slope lose. I am trying out phonack Nadia s. Can you advise if there is anything more suited to my type of lose? Also what are your thoughts on Nadia s?
    Thanks
    Reverse slope losses require more caution when it comes to fitting. The Naida is a perfectly good aid to use here. The problem is that your aid ought to be fitted with due notice of your appreciation of loudness growth in the lower frequencies. If the quietest sound you can hear at 250Hz is 80dB and your loudness growth (comfortable) tops out at 95dB, ALL the sounds that are commonly audible have to be fitted in over a range of just a few dB.

    Unless you actually measure the delivery of this, the degree of venting, size/resonance of your canal means that your results can be really hit or miss, especially when manufacturer software explicitly attempts to deal with 'occlusion' in this range by actively lowering the gain.

    There's also the potential problem of the upward spread of masking reducing the quality of sounds heard at higher frequencies.
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    Steve. I would appreciate your help. Iím unhappy after 4 yrs with my Phonak Exelia my hearing has deteriorated and after visiting 3 audiologistsí I have been recommended 3 different solutions! As I have a Mypilot and Icom Iím thinking to stay with Phonak.
    The 2 models recommended to me from Phonak are the Nadia S SuperPower plus Receiver and the Audeo S Smart Power x Receiver. Iím confused as the Phonak website shows identical hearing areas from 30 to 100 ish?. Obviously I could go to the two audiologists and try-out their recommendations Ė Is this the way forward? Thanks
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    Try both, see what sounds best to you. It's a question of whether you regard your 6khz a dead spot or not. Both have sound recover - see whether you need the extra power of the Naida.
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    um bungo have you received a PM from me?

    I am trying to figure out if my PM option is not working or being blocked somehow.

    I have sent a return pm to doc audio before and they never received it even though my message said it was sent.

    You don't have to reply to the message, I just want to know if its working.

    Corey

    You don't have to PM me to tell me you received it just reply here that you did or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corey View Post
    um bungo have you received a PM from me?

    I am trying to figure out if my PM option is not working or being blocked somehow.

    I have sent a return pm to doc audio before and they never received it even though my message said it was sent.

    You don't have to reply to the message, I just want to know if its working.

    Corey

    You don't have to PM me to tell me you received it just reply here that you did or not.
    corey - my original profile got deleted so you'll need to find one of my recent posts and PM me using that profile. Don't know why that happened but I'm guessing your email went to the old profile and therefore into cyber-nowhereness and not to a place where I can read it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by corey View Post
    um bungo have you received a PM from me?

    I am trying to figure out if my PM option is not working or being blocked somehow.

    I have sent a return pm to doc audio before and they never received it even though my message said it was sent.

    You don't have to reply to the message, I just want to know if its working.

    Corey

    You don't have to PM me to tell me you received it just reply here that you did or not.

    Sorry, I've been ignoring all the recent notifications as I assumed there was just spam coming through.

    I have no idea why the ignore function isn't working properly for you: speak to the Admin for clarification.


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    Facebook.

    I'm dipping my toe in with a page for the business. Any consensus from other business people as to the marketing potential in this or similar businesses?
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    Um bongo,

    My father has a severe to profound hearing loss (since a few months before) and we are looking for the first hearing aids. Please see my signature for the audiogram and details at http://www.hearingaidforums.com/showthread.php?t=13101. We tried Bernafon Xtreme 120, and it doesn't work; tried Kirkand without super power, and it doesn't work well; tried Widex Clear 440 on one ear, and my father can understand 60%-80%; tried Oticon SUMO briefly, not as good as Widex Clear; never got a chance to try Phonak Naida UP. Could you please advice on what hearing aids may work the best or how should we proceed?

    Thanks a lot for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dislab View Post
    Um bongo,

    My father has a severe to profound hearing loss (since a few months before) and we are looking for the first hearing aids. Please see my signature for the audiogram and details at http://www.hearingaidforums.com/showthread.php?t=13101. We tried Bernafon Xtreme 120, and it doesn't work; tried Kirkand without super power, and it doesn't work well; tried Widex Clear 440 on one ear, and my father can understand 60%-80%; tried Oticon SUMO briefly, not as good as Widex Clear; never got a chance to try Phonak Naida UP. Could you please advice on what hearing aids may work the best or how should we proceed?

    Thanks a lot for your help!
    It may seem obvious, but go with what works. I can't tell you if the Naida UP will be 'better' or not as I really don't know how your father likes to hear. 60 to 80% is enough recognition to follow speech given the inbuilt redundancy. This may well improve with long term familiarity too.

    Which aids does your father prefer? His buy-in to the process is far more important than price, as any money spent on aids that don't work for him is 100% wasted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Um bongo View Post
    It may seem obvious, but go with what works. I can't tell you if the Naida UP will be 'better' or not as I really don't know how your father likes to hear. 60 to 80% is enough recognition to follow speech given the inbuilt redundancy. This may well improve with long term familiarity too.

    Which aids does your father prefer? His buy-in to the process is far more important than price, as any money spent on aids that don't work for him is 100% wasted.
    We finally purchased Kirkland Signature premium BTE with RITE (75 dB) at Costco. It is Rexton Onyx. There is only a little bit residual amplification for right ear, as the max fit range is 105dB for low frequencies, but it is good enough for now and there may be more powerful receiver in the future. We also consider the more powerful Rexton Bridge (slim tube), but the specialist told us that Kirkland is newer and the sound may be clearer. Word recognition is an issue here, so we picked Kirkland.
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    No response to bone conductive test

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