Originally Posted by ZCT
Starkey produce one of the most powerful BTEs around, with over 80dB of usable gain coupled with one of the most advanced feedback control systems around. If you are power hungry, I'd get a trial of a set of these. I've fitted some really tough cases with them, and they are outstanding.
It's called the Destiny 1200 Power Plus.
I have severe/profound loss in both ears but I wear only one aid in the left ear.
I just got fitted with this hearing aid this past weekend, and I have to say it's ok...power wise. The sound quality is about the same as my analog Phonak Superfront (2003), when I know I go up better. The noise reduction is too sensitive, cutting out at inappropriate times and when I drive, there's a very high pitched whistling/trilling sound. The only thing is that I still get some feedback if I go any higher than 3, despite the fact I'm wearing a "closed" mold creating some occlusion.
I don't have my chart at hand...but my loss has gone done by 5%, prolly due to aging and I've worn hearing aids since I was 2 years old. (I'm 49 now)
I can't find the output/gain specs on the Starkey, but I did see that Oticon Sumo has 144dB output, and 85dB gain. That's pretty powerful, considering my Phonak is about 140-142dB w/80db gain.
Maybe I should try the Oticon Sumo to compare with this Starkey?