Phonak Audeo M90-R Marvel Rechargeable - experience?

@Neville: you suggested that the narrow directionality drains battery faster. My 3 manual slots are 1) speech in loud noise, 2) speech in 360, and 3) speech in 360 - right. I use the latter sometimes because my hearing loss is right-sided only, so that helps me sometimes (transmits voice of person on my bad side over to my good ear). I guess all 3 modes are likely to be high battery drain.

I could drop the 360-right mode since I don’t use it that often. Any suggestions on a mode that would drain less battery? Other than “off”… :slight_smile:

When will Phonak allow more than 3 manual slots?!! It’s such a ridiculous limitation…

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Automatic? Do you notice substantial improvement in your manual programs over your automatic program?

The audeo B had slots for 6 manual programs. I’m not sure why they dropped it.

Are you sure? You can do it with the binaural acoustic phone program, but I didn’t actually think the 360 program was doing that.

You’re wearing a hearing aid in an ear with no hearing loss?

This seems to be a new thing. My old Phonak Brio I’s will allow 5 programs, 2 Easy programs (like EasyRoger or EasyPhone) and then mute as an extra.

It may not be popular here but Costco has a new version of the m90 rechargeable that may be available in July. It WILL NOT be called a Marvel (Costco will have a “special” name for it) but it should be VERY close to the Marvel 90. The price should be around $2800 for the pair. As a side note your Costco (if you have one) may have an audi that could be very good or very bad but with the price savings it may be worth a look. The newer Costco model should replace the Brio 3 and will probably be short a feature or two that the m90 has. I have decided to wait. As a side note my local Costco did a FAR MORE extensive exam and interview than the huge ENT local physicians group. (Mobile, Al)

good luck

Not sure if this I’d the right place to throw this in, but…

I’m scheduled go get my Marvel 90’s in lex than two weeks and have been watching reviews and comments for quite awhile. While playing with my Galaxy S8 (which runs with android Pie), I noticed that there is a bluetooth option to allow connected devices to share the phone ringtone. If this works with the Marvels, it is a HUGE benefit. I have my ringtones for family and friends set to a different tune, allowing me to screen out nuisance calls. Has anyone tried this?

I just told similar information by the HA specialist at my nearby Costco…sometime in July is the expected release date for this new m90 version. …I also feel that the Costco exam was at least as thorough as the exam provided my ‘huge ENT local physicians group’ at one tenth the price.

M90-R drains in around 10 hours on automatic when I’m at a noisy convention.

Yes I’m sure that 360 mode transmits from one side to the other. I really depend on that feature! To verify, tap the mic on one side and you hear it loudly on the other side :slight_smile:

I have single-sided hearing loss which happened suddenly when I turned 40 (SSNHL, unexplained cause). I was fitted with a single HA (phonak exelia) and it was helpful but not great for me. Ten years later when it was time to get a new HA, my audiologist suggested trying a pair instead of just one. My good ear has no hearing loss at all, so I was very skeptical, but I tried it, and it has made a HUGE difference for me! Especially when the mic on my bad side can feed audio to my good side.


@Neville, I posted a longer discussion of my use of two HAs for single-sided loss. You can read it here: Single-Sided Hearing Loss - Hearing Aid Experiences

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I’ve had my Marvel 90R for about 7 months. I stream podcasts, music, and tv (directly from Dish network) on a daily basis. They last all day (12-14 hrs.) with no problem.
Sound is fantastic on all streaming except music from my phone when I’m driving.
In a quiet place music is great quality. Charging is really quick but mine stay in overnight.
Very happy with the rechargeable M90 since there was no cost difference.
I normally use the Automatic setting but when driving I use the “speech in loud noise” which cuts the road noise really good.