Hearing better in noisy places

I asked Copilot “how do I set my Phonak Audeo Paradise P90Rs so I can hear better in noisy places”


“ Certainly! The Phonak Audeo Paradise P90R hearing aids offer several features that can help enhance your hearing experience, especially in noisy environments. Let’s explore some ways to optimize your hearing aids for better conversation clarity:

  1. Speech in Noise (AutoSense OS 4.0):
  1. Dynamic Noise Cancellation:
  • Phonak Paradise introduces “Dynamic Noise Cancellation,” which automatically adjusts noise reduction for noisy situations.
  • You can control this feature from your myPhonak app2.
  • Experiment with different levels to find the right balance between noise reduction and speech clarity.
  1. Motion Sensors:
  1. Environmental Balance:
  1. WhistleBlock:
  1. UltraZoom (Directional Microphones):
  1. QuickSync:

Remember to consult your audiologist for personalized adjustments based on your specific hearing needs. They can fine-tune the settings to optimize speech understanding and minimize noise. Additionally, consider exploring the TV Connector setup to stream audio directly from your TV to your hearing aids4.

Lastly, I’m thrilled that you found a skilled practitioner who has improved your hearing aid experience! :raised_hands: If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to ask.”

I have never used AI before. This description has taught me lots about my PHONAK Audeo Paradise P90R’s. For instance the speech in noise feature–that can get me killed on a construction site if it’s not set up right. I need to hear better from behind SCARY.


Bing AI responded here too:

Difficulty understanding speech in noisy places can be quite frustrating, especially when you’re wearing advanced hearing aids like the Phonak Audeo Paradise P90R. Let’s explore why this happens and what you can do about it:

  1. High-Frequency Hearing Loss: One common reason is high-frequency sensory neural hearing loss. This type of hearing loss affects the clarity of sound, particularly in noisy environments. Even with hearing aids, certain frequencies may still be challenging to discern1.
  2. Noisy Environment: Background noise interferes with your ability to hear clearly. Despite having hearing aids, the environmental sounds can overwhelm speech signals. Imagine trying to pick out a single voice from a cacophony of other sounds—it’s like searching for a needle in a haystack2.
  3. Auditory Processing Difficulty: Sometimes, your ears function well, but your brain struggles to process complex auditory information. This condition, known as auditory processing disorder (APD), can make it hard to understand speech in noisy settings2.

What You Can Do:

  • Consult a Professional: If you haven’t already, consider getting your hearing checked by a doctor or audiologist. Regular hearing assessments are essential, just like eye and dental check-ups.
  • Adaptive Strategies: Your hearing aids may have features to reduce background noise. Explore these settings and adjust them to enhance speech clarity.
  • LACE Auditory Training: Consider using LACE, an auditory training program that helps improve listening skills in challenging situations. It focuses on communication strategies and cognitive processing2.

Remember, you’re not alone in facing this difficulty. Many people experience similar challenges, and seeking professional advice can lead to better solutions. :star2:


interesting response. AI


Bing AI responded here too:

Certainly! Here are some tips to help you optimize the performance of your Phonak Audeo Paradise P 90 R hearing aids:

  1. Clean Your Hearing Aids Regularly:
  • Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe off any dirt, moisture, or earwax from the hearing aids.
  • Pay special attention to the microphone openings and receiver tubes.
  1. Check the Battery Level:
  1. Proper Insertion:
  • Make sure the hearing aids are properly inserted into your ears. A snug fit ensures better sound quality.
  • Consult your hearing care professional if you need adjustments.
  1. Avoid Moisture and Extreme Temperatures:
  • Remove the hearing aids before swimming, showering, or using a sauna.
  • Store them in a cool, dry place when not in use.
  1. Explore Different Listening Programs:
  • Your hearing aids likely have different listening programs (e.g., for noisy environments, music, or phone calls).
  • Experiment with these settings to find what works best for you.
  1. Use Accessories and Connectivity Features:
  1. Regular Follow-Up with Your Audiologist:
  • Schedule regular appointments with your hearing care professional for adjustments, fine-tuning, and maintenance.
  • They can optimize the settings based on your specific needs and preferences.

Remember that individual experiences may vary, so consult your audiologist for personalized advice. Enjoy the beauty of sound with your Phonak Audeo Paradise P 90 R hearing aids! :headphones::star2:


Life changing. I went to CVA for over 1-1/2 years and he kept me in the dark. I kept asking, How are my hearing aids setup? He dispensed my hearing aids…

Now I ask and learn so much in seconds. It would have taken me a long time to learn all this. That’s what I’ve been trying to do here on the forum with your help.

Note–I need to hear behind at work or I’m in real danger. AI doesn’t know this (yet)

In Target, it’s very easy to change the settings so that speech behind you isn’t blocked out in noise. But that’s the main (maybe the only?) difference between the default “calm” and “speech in [loud] noise” programs. So if you do that, you’ll have to play with some other settings (noise cancellation, gain in speech frequencies, etc.) if you want a speech in noise program that’s functionally different from “calm.”

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I don’t have a pc, so don’t use Target.

When CVA adjusted the hearing aids they provided they changed a number of things.
Increased Mids Highs and Volume
(Like using the Clarity button on the APP)

He reset my hearing aids during my last appointment when he set me lose to find “someone who could help me more”

Now “Speech in loud noise” has Speech Focus a pinpoint, all in front. Noise Reduction is about 40% towards Low.
Now “Speech in noise” has Speech Focus 75% close to Narrow; Noise Reduction is about 40% towards Low.
Now “Speech in Car” has no Speech Focus; Noise Reduction is about 70% towards High. (I drive a Jeep and its noisy)

Frankly my “smart HA’s” are a pain in a tender spot.

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AI again test hearing aids in noise

Certainly! Testing your hearing aids in noise is essential to ensure their effectiveness in real-world situations. Here are some ways to evaluate their performance:

  1. Speech-in-Noise (SIN) Tests:
  1. Audible Contrast Threshold (ACT™) Test:
  1. Online Hearing Tests:

Remember that speech clarity in noise is crucial for daily communication. If you experience challenges, consult your audiologist for personalized recommendations and adjustments to optimize your hearing aid settings. :speaking_head::loud_sound:

One fellow described himself to AI including his likes and dislikes, and then asked the AI, “What sort of wife should I look for?”

AI answered, “Just look for a single girl, and leave the wives alone.”


It’s an old joke, updated to modern tech.

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Good news. I’ve used hearing aids for over 20 years. 1 single Widex; 3 sets of Phonak. I qualify and was awarded compensation for hearing loss due to excessive noise at work at 3M. Ontario Canada. WSIB compensation.

Bad news. I’ve had 2 sets of Phonaks that the dispensing Audis did not set up right.

I’m locked in to WSIB for approval for supply and service. That makes it hard.

While I can get new hearing aids after 5 years, it’s not guaranteed. There are certain brands I can get. They won’t supply the best hearing aids in that brand. It’s very difficult getting hearing accessories. Almost impossible.

I asked Bing AI

“What is Live Speech Mapping?”

Live Speech Mapping (LSM) is a technique used in fitting hearing aid instruments. Let me explain how it works:

  1. Concept:
  • Live Speech Mapping involves real-time measurement of hearing aid performance using a microphone placed inside the ear.
  • During the fitting process, the hearing care professional uses live, real-time speech (such as that of a family member or friend) to assess how well the hearing aid responds to different sounds.
  1. Procedure:
  • The patient wears the hearing aids, and a tiny microphone is positioned in the ear canal.
  • The hearing care professional then plays recorded speech or has someone speak directly into a microphone.
  • As the speech is delivered, the system measures how the hearing aid processes and amplifies the sound.
  • The results are displayed on a computer screen, allowing adjustments to be made for optimal performance.
  1. Benefits:
  • Visual Feedback: Patients can see how their hearing aids respond to specific speech sounds.
  • Fine-Tuning: LSM helps fine-tune the hearing aids to match the patient’s unique hearing needs.
  • Realistic Assessment: It provides a realistic assessment of how well the hearing aids perform in real-world situations.

In summary, live speech mapping allows hearing care professionals to verify and optimize hearing aid settings based on actual speech input, leading to better hearing aid outcomes for patients1234.”

My hearing instrument specialist says they may use it

My guess: the emphasis is fast in and out. Setup for actual family member voices. Less time spent by hearing instrument specialists with fewer appointments.

I haven’t had Real Ear Measurement or Live Speech Mapping with my hearing instrument specialist, “Hearing Well Matters”.

He has provided a more accurate audiogram claiming my hearing is 5 to 10 dB worse than the dispensing audiologist reported 6 months before. That’s a huge difference.

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