Marvel Naída Ric non Rechargeable?


#1

I am now wearing Naída Q Ric and have been wearing Phonak for decades.
Phonak did manufacture a Naída version with the B chip but only with a rechargeable battery (Naída B R RIC).
They did manufacture a BTE version of Naída B with regular batteries. But I would not consider BTE, only RIC.

I hope that the Naída Marvel will also become available as RIC with regular batteries.
Else I will have to check worthy hearing aids from another brand.


#2

What are your reasons for getting the Naida rather than the Audeo if you are married to the RIC? There will be a 13 version of the Audeo M coming out in a few months.


#3

I am not married to RIC :slight_smile:
If you’ll check my audiogram in my profile, you’ll see that the Audeo is not suitable for me.


#4

Didn’t you say you would only consider RIC?

Isn’t the fitting range of Audeo hi power similar to the naida? Look at mine. I’m doing fine with the Audeo power receiver. I can switch to hi power later if necessary.

The power receiver provides gain into the 50’s which is all I can stand.


#5

The reason I would consider only RIC is because it just is much smaller than the BTE.
I have actually tried the Audéo Marvel 90, but the audi could not fit it for my hearing. I was not able to hear well and he could not get certain frequencies (if I remember correctly, around the 1000 and 2000 range) increased because the Target software blocked it because of the feedback (whistle).
He attempted with Adaptive Phonak, NAL-1, NAL-2 etc.

So you’re saying that it should work for me? (I hope it does, but how)


#6

Feedback is a fit issue. Plus, you can be more aggressive with feedback manager. I have mine set to high because I would rather have a moment, or 5 seconds, of processing and limiting actual feedback than turning down the gain for all the other 17 hours, 59 minutes and 55 seconds.

I have 1.0 mm vents and feedback is not an issue at all for mine. I get no feedback.

Do you have a closed fit (custom molds or domes)?


#7

My db gains for soft speech are from the 30’s to low 50’s


#8

I’ve got a cShell hard.


#9

Is it vented?


#10

I think it is (the cshell I tried on is at the audi’s)


#11

The UP encased receiver for the Audeo M has the same fitting range as the UP for the Naida B. And the Naida Q for that matter.

A BTE with a soft canal mold and a power slim tube is less visible than you might imagine. And offers more flexibility.


#12

Thanks a lot, I’ll discuss it with my audi today