My daughter tried out the Phonak Nios Micro III for 3 weeks and it seemed okay to me, but then the speech therapist convinced the audi we should have something more powerful so he is having us try the Naida III SP. I am a bit bothered by how bulky it is on her tiny ears, and honestly it is spending more time in my daughter’s hand/mouth than on her ear (she is 10 months old). So I think I will ask to have the Nios back, but just wanted to check if there are other options.
I am happy to stick with Phonak since that is what the audi recommends, but I asked him about the possibility of switching to Oticon Safari as I like their child-friendly features (e.g. truly tamper-proof battery door - the battery has gone missing from the Naida three times, creating momentary panic) He said that Oticon was using an older chipset in their pediatric products so he felt Phonak was better. I am just wondering if this is true or is he just particularly loyal to Phonak?
Another parent whose daughter has a slightly worse loss told me her audi took an Oticon Agil and changed the casing on it to make it more child-friendly. Is this a common practice? Just wondering if we could be looking at a wider range (Versata?) by taking that route. My main concern with child-friendly is the battery door as I also have a two-year-old, and I’ve already seen him open the Naida once.
Thanks again for all your help.
Her loss (mostly flat)
R - 35-40 db
L - 60-70 db (possibly a conductive component)