I have bilateral Meniere’s Disease and have the "classic Meniere’s low frequency loss. I currently wear 2 Phonak Certina CIC. They have minimal tech in them (no Bluetooth or special programs). They were my first HAs and I had extreme sticker shock when I bought them.
I will graduate next month YEA!!! and resume a consulting job that requires me to do some large group facilitation and coaching. With my current HAs I found that I just couldn’t quite hear enough to do an adequate job in large groups (with lots of background noise). So I am looking at getting new HAs.
My plan is to trial the Phonak Audeo Q (this is the Audi’s recommendation) but I am unsure which level of Tech I’ll need. My intuition says, that my hearing fluctuates so much (Meniere’s disease) that being able to control the HA on a day to day basis is a good thing. The Audeo has a “Flex Control” which seems to indicate this, but of course it’s on the premium HA and the most expensive. I’m just finishing grad school and don’t have a lot of money, so I’m not into buying the tech because it’s cool. But if it will really help…
So my questions:
Does anyone here use Phonak’s “Flex Control” and is it helpful to you?
How have you found the Audeo Q in background noise (like a restaurant) situations.
Thank you for your help,