With a profound hearing loss I’ve been wearing super/power HA for last eight years. Widex Supper 440 with hard shell earmolds. Have a couple questions regarding Phonak’s M-13T model.
I. Is the M-13T considered a “super/power aid” that would be a good match for a profound hearing loss? Since its made for “mild to profound loss”, one has to question if that “fit range” or range adjustment level is best suited for someone with a profound hearing loss? One size fits all - not sure?
Since my current Widex HA’s are “super/ultra powered” would I be better off waiting for Phonak to come with a “super/ultra powered” Marvel HA? Or should I trial the M-13T now? If I wait for Marvel power aid any guess how long? This year, next?
And could the wait be for naught if/when super/ultra Marvel HA comes out its basically the same Audeo M style with just a larger battery - 675? So basically same HA, same functions with just a larger battery? Or more likely “better suited HA” for me since the hearing range would be tailored for someone with a (severe to profound loss) vs mild to profound and then larger battery for support?
HA manufactures are always going to make HA’s first for those with a mild to mid range loss, since that’s where the money is - most customers. Unfortunately those with a severe to profound hearing loss many times have to wait longer for new aids to come out. That wait can be frustrating.