GN Resound Linx 3D or Starkey MuseIQ?


#1

I went to and audiologist today and I told her I needed a new set of hearing aids that would best provide the capabilities of my old Starkey Wi HAs. She told me she was going to order a set of GN Resound Linx 3D HAs and a set of Starkey MuseIQ HAs and she would let me trial each of them to see which would work best for me. What should I expect from these HAs?


#2

Isn’t there anyone that has experience with, or opinions on, either of these HAs? I might note that I loved my Wi 110s. I would still be wearing them had I not lost the left one!


#3

wlamb1647-

You can find several posts on the forum about the Resound 3D and will need to look a little harder to find some posts for the Starkey Muse.

I suspect the reason no one is jumping to participate on this thread is that I am sure you are interested in a comparison- and it will be hard to find a poster here who has tried both.


#4

Actually, I’m looking to see input from anyone who has worn, or wears, either the Muse IQ or the Linx 3D. I don’t expect to be able to see a comparison of the 2. It would be helpful to see input from anyone that wore the Starkey Wi and now wears the Muse IQ or the Linx 3D. A comparison of either with the Wi would be helpful.


#5

I think you can do better than BOTH of those, frankly.


#6

I’ve trialed Phonak Audeo B90s and Oticon OPN1s, and neither of those worked for me. So, what do you suggest?


#7

Honestly, if those “didn’t work” (it would help if you’d be more specific), I’d be shocked if these are better (unless whoever fitted them was incompetent); the B90’s and OPN1’s are far superior, IMO. Another one to try out is the Signia Nx 7.


#8

I don’t think this addresses the original posters question


#9

Both the Phonak and Oticon aids had excessive feedback noise and excessive wind noise for my taste. All I can evaluate is each HA as adjusted for my hearing test. Competence of the fitter is a bit more difficult to evaluate. I do know that with the Starkey Wi HAs I wore for 6 years I had zero feedback noise and zero wind noise. Had I not moved 4 hours away, I wouldn’t be asking the question and would be getting fitted for Starkey HAs by him.


#10

Phonak and Oticon aids should NOT have a feedback issue; if they did, it’s a bad fitting (or wrong domes, etc.)


#11

…but wind noise is an issue.

Wlamb try the search feaure next to the hour glass above - entering the product name. Should bring back hits for numerous threads on any products ever discussed here.


#12

Well, I’m one day into the trial of Starkey Muse IQ i2400 HAs. Initial impressions, great sound, a wee bit of feedback in each aid when I cup my hand around my ear. I’m also getting wind noise when I have the wind to my back and the wind is blowing over my ears. I think those issues should be readily addressed. I go back a week from today for the first adjustments from baseline. My one question is "How much should I expect to pay for the Muse IQ i2400s? I’ll ask the question before I reveal how much the audiologist told me how much they’ll cost me from her clinic.


#13

I went back to the audiologist today after trialing the Starkey Muse IQ i2400s for 2 weeks. She programmed a set of Resound Linx 3D 7s for me. They were supposed to be 3D 9s, so, I’ll be going back a week from today to have her program a set of 3D 9s for me. Initial observations after wearing the aids about 6 hours. The 3D 7s provides better sound than the Muse IQ i2400s, have a better music program/sound, and don’t have a “warbling” sound when I whistle with the 3D 7s on Normal program, unlike the Muse i2400s. The 3D 7s do have significantly more feedback than the Muse i2400s. First flush, I suspect I’ll be purchasing the 3D 9s.


#14

I have patients that wear Muse iQ technology and they love it. I would stick with the same manufacturer (Starkey) if you were happy with your previous hearing devices. Eahh manufacturer processes sound differently and therefore if people are happy with a processing algorithm, I tend to keep them in the same manufacturer’s product. Starkey has excellent feedback suppression as well. Thanks,


#15

drbarnes,

Thanks for your input. I fully expected to be purchasing another set of Starkey HAs after having worn the Wi HAs for 6 years. I’m very aware of the Feedback control features of the Stakey HAs. However, the sound of the Resound Linx 3D 7 HAs is significantly better than the Starkey Muse IQ i2400s. I know the fitter can make a difference, however, in this instance the same audiologist fit both the Muse IQ and the Linx 3D HAs. I might add that I expect the Resound Linx 3D 9 HAs to have improved sound over the 3D 7s.


#16

The Resound Linx 3D 7 HAs have significantly improved sound over the Starkey Muse IQ i2400s. The Outdoors program on the Resound 3Ds eliminates wind noise unlike the Muse IQs which yields a lot of wind noise even on the Outdoors program. I expect to experience even better performance when I pick up the Resound Linx 3D 9 HAs Tuesday!