Hello everybody, here is my review for Oticon Xceed III UP since three months. I will do my best to share my experience and of course you’re welcome to ask me some questions here.
First time I saw Oticon Xceed III UP in my hand, I do see that it looks kind of neat and feel like mix of beautiful and little bit weird shape which didn’t bother me at all. I turned it on so first thing I did hear is strong sound of talking. I assumed it might be high MPO. The gain power sounds nice but little bit loud. The Bluetooth connection between Xceed III UP to my iPhone 11 is pretty much easier. Going out, Everything around me is not very loud but comfortable. Only thing that bothers me the most, talking is kind of loud for me, for even, my voice is loud too. When going to restaurant with my fiancee, everything was totally loud but I still can hear voice which is totally fine. I do feel very satisfied with this new hearing aid by first day. My opinion, I prefer Oticon brand than Phonak Naida because my conversation with everyone including my fiancee, family and friends, it’s pretty good. I’m disappointed that Naida B UP didn’t help me that much. It’s reason for me to go for my new Oticon Xceed III. I am not going to say that Phonak is bad company. I always know that it didn’t work for me very well but I am sure that it works for you or anyone but not for me. But good news, I’m willing to test on Phonak Naida M UP when it comes out soon and see if it can do better job than Oticon Xceed.
Now with Oticon Genie 2 software working on my new Oticon Xceed III UP
I always know that it’s gonna be a lot of work me to tune right sound for my need. What I did see is my adaptive manager is set as 3 and it makes sense that I was hearing loud all the times. I am not sure why my audiologist wanted me to be on 3 instead of 2 since I’m kind of comfortable on number 2. But one problem is that if I am on number 2, I miss some conversation sometimes. For MPO, I was little bit surprised to see that my MPO is pretty strong. I decided to lower MPO just little bit due to sharpness sound. Right now I need to figure out how to deal with sharpness sound because my ear drum is vibrating too much when people are talking to me or around me. Maybe my audiologist feels that I need to hear everything like really everything.
The battery cover can be little bit annoyed. If it’s half open, it’s still on. I have to open it wide then put it into the case every time before going to bed.
This ear hook is pretty very good and very strong. If you plan to take it off, you would need to find thinnest tool to take needle out first before taking ear hook off. Also if experiencing some strong sharpness sound, Oticon can offer damped ear hook which is great but I couldn’t find one on eBay so only can get one if going to audiology appointment to get one.
I love that music coming from the iPhone to my new hearing aid. Only one small complaint is too much sharpness sound. Best as I can do is just turn it as medium volume then it’s fine for me for awhile till I see audiologist sometimes soon.
Oticon Xceed III UP and cochlear implant N5 comparison
I had cochlear implant which is nucleus N5 about less than 2 years between 2005 to 2007. I had to get everything out by totally removed via the surgery due to inflection and it was a long story. But what I can tell you that Xceed III UP sounds almost closer to this N5 but never will be better than cochlear implant because I couldn’t hear much deep on high frequency on Xceed III. Cochlear implant definitely did get me to hear more deep on high frequency which was pretty cool. I wish that Oticon and Phonak could find better solution to help with more high frequency for everyone’s need that want to hear more of high frequency everyday. Again with cochlear implant, I can hear both male and female voice which is beautiful. Only one thing I hate about cochlear implant is too loud but that’s life. For Xceed as I have, I definitely can hear male voice is no problem at all with me but with female voice, it can be little bit hard so that’s why I have to be on adaptive manager number 3 so I can hear more of female voice. My risk is if I decide to lower MPO or setting it as 2 in addaptive manager, I can miss some conversation from female voice.
I think that’s all for now, I will add more to my first post later. There’s probably more information I need to add here but please feel free to ask me many questions. Again, please I don’t want to hear any complaining that Oticon is suck, Naida is worst, Widex is garbage, Resound is weak or whatever it is. I think all hearing aid brands are pretty good but always gonna be a lot of work to tune them. I don’t mind accepting Phonak Naida but unfortunately it doesn’t work for me well due to weak sound according to my opinion. No worry, I will give a try on new Phonak Naida M UP coming out very soon then see what happens next. I am here to share my experience about my new hearing aid which might be benefit for everyone to know from me.
Thank you for reading my post and ask away whatever you need for me to answer some questions.