I’ve been away from the forum for a few years. This thread caught my attention though, as I received a pair of LiNX 3Ds earlier this week. They are substantially better than my previous top-of-the-line Versas, but how much is hard to tell. There are a few interesting new options that I’m already enjoying but it is obviously too early to make any firm judgement. Here are some random observations, that reflect using the Android phone app and a multi-mic.
- Speech clarity is very good. In the default mode one can select Noise Filter or Speech Clarity. Then accept the defaults or change Base, Middle, or Treble through a continuous range.
- In Restaurant mode, one can change through a broad range of noise suppression.
- A ‘Favorite’ group of settings for a frequently-encountered circumstance can be named and saved, when it will appear in the row of programs.
- In a restaurant, one can elect to suppress the aids and just receive the signal from the multi-mic. That already seems useful.
As for the remote programming. This is very slick. Within hours of leaving the Audiologist’s office (20 min. freeway drive away with clear traffic)it was obvious that the default volume was set too low. I requested a change (from the phone app) and received it on the app within the hour. The app takes one through the request for a change, and then its installation (that part took all of 1 min).
This is not my first rodeo, as I’ve been wearing aids for many years - Belltone, Oticon, Phonak, Siemens, Resound etc. This is a clear advance. Each user (and provider) will have to judge just how good it is?