I’m a college professor and am need of assistive accessories to hear my students.
I’m looking at the Phonak Roger equipment. As far as I know, they are the major assistive device leader. Are there others? (Phonak even has a school division - although it’s focused on students hearing, ot the instructor’s hearing.)
Now, it’s time for new hearing aids.
Is there really that much of a difference between the various manufacturer’s performance in word recognition in challenging situations such as distance from the speaker, noisy environments or with soft-voiced speakers? (Every manufacturer has a different technology, but are any of them really superior?)
IF the performance I just mentioned is similar across the board, I’ll buy the Phonak lumity l90 with telecoil and use them with Roger assistive devices.
If there’s a big difference in overall performance, I could buy another brand of hearing aid and then use a Roger receiver for the Roger assistive devices.
I’ve looked at audiologist reviews of Phonak, Widex. Oticon, Signia and Starkey - the reviews talk about the technology, but none talk about which perform better or how to decide which is better for you. – That’s why I wonder if all the major brands aren’t actually pretty much the same in overall performance.