I just picked up my replacement left Marvel yesterday. The unit was replacing a left Marvel that just crackled like crumpling paper ALL day!
Good news: this replacement aid is nice and quiet like the right one. So I’m glad I replaced that other one (still NO idea what caused the crackling).
Bad news: I just noticed that this left aid is missing the blue color chip that identifies it as for the LEFT ear. Upon close examination, I can actually see a gap where that chip needs to be. My fear is that moisture will now have a easier path into the aid as that chip sits flat against the sweaty ear. I’m attaching this photo off Phonak’s site to show the actual placement of this chip.
Is this a big enough deal to send the new replacement aid back in? I just don’t want to compromise its performance by wearing it. Thoughts?