I just got back from my audiologist who works with the Hearing Planet operation. After my test, the recommendation was for Phonak Exalia which can also support Blue tooth with something like the Oticon Streamer plus another bit that looks a lot like a small remote control unit.
My old audiologist as well as this new one AND the hearing planet rep all told me the same story wrt Oticon and that was that the return rates on the Oticon were the highest of all products that they handle and they generally do not like Oticon as a result of this. I figure I’ll get a less biased view here.
My current set of aids are Seimens Prisms and I have a real dislike for them at this point. They are ITE and I think I’ll be much happier with BTE. This new audiologist was able to explain why the ITE is a problem.
I have very good hearing at the low frequencies up to about 2KHZ. At 2KHZ, its like someone shot me in the head. As a result, I’m really sensitive to having the low frequency sounds blocked up inside my ear. That makes really good sense to me.
Anyway… Phonak vs Oticon. Opinions wanted. I really like the Phonak 2 year warranty too…