I am using Phonak iPFG to program my Naida VSP
s. I know soundflow is working, but its becoming very difficult to understand which mode it`s in, at any particular time.
Are you trying to figure audibly which mode you are in when changing modes? Try turning on the warning beeps, maybe its not loud enough for you to notice? There are several tone parameters from low to high.
The three soundflow programs, are Calm situations, Speech in noise, and Comfort in noise.
I can only assume that Calm is sitting in a quiet room with no, or very little noise.
Speech in noise — restaurant!! Traffic, travelling by car, or perhaps listening to the TV?
Comfort in noise! How comfortable are you supposed to be at a party, in a dance hall, or doing DIY?
There are quite a bit of parameters to this one. I would assume you will need to go into wizard mode to adjust some of these settings. The comfort in noise can be set to maintain audibilty or actually turn off most annoying sounds. I would suggest using the wizard mode to help adjust some of these paramaters. You also need to back up you older settings, in case the new one sucks, so you can go back.
So having tuned these to understand my wife and the TV reasonably well without a loop system, why does it all seem like rubbish the next day? TV volume is not over loud, as my wife has very good hearing.
your system is continually adjusting to the environment. There are some parameters that can reduce this adjustment period. I believe it’s about “how experienced” your hearing aid use is…the initial adjustment asks about your hearing aid experience. That has something to do with the constant adjustments.
I don’t personally adjust my aids myself, but I have made over 20-30 adjustments with the help of my audi. I use the iPFG as a simulation mode so I can introduce ideas to my audi, help her in experience as well as myself. In my opinion, it really is best to DIY, as you can have this setup on a laptop and adjust in “realtime” mode in an actual environment, as opposed to a soundbooth. Phonak needs to take this in consideration for some users, as it is time consuming to both the end user and audi to make repeated appointments. Some audis charge per visit and other have unlimited free visits…depends on your audi…
If you need more detail in what you need adjusted, let me know. At this time, I am going off the top of my head, sometimes it’s not so sharp, and I’m in “coffee drinking mode” at this time…