I just got Phonak Q90 Naida RIC HAs (from the VA) which have one button and permit the choice of a volume control or a program control. The one not chosen is set automatically by the audiologist. My previous HAs permitted control of both and I used both constantly. For the Naidas I chose control of volume. I like the way these HAs work out of doors, with voices, etc. But so far I find that music played on a medium priced stereo set up is distorted in too many ways. The same sound over my previous HAs is acceptable. I have a feeling that the results in the concert hall with the Naidas will not change though I hope to get to a live concert soon. I wonder what would happen if the audiologist switches the control and permits me to control programs but she sets the volume automatically. Will that be any better or will the volume automatically go up and down to achieve a same-like volume or achieve some other distortion not acceptable for music?
Phonak does advertise a remote control that controls both volume and program but it seems that, based on the instruction book, it only works with a hearing aid that permits control of both volume and programs. Am I wrong?
I do want something like the Naidas because a previous set of hearing aids that I tried out elsewhere shut off at times because of excessive perspiration even though they were supposedly water resistant.