A brief background. I am not knowledgeable about HAs and trust and respect my provider’s opinion. He’s an audiologist from NYC working out of an office with several locations. I started wearing HAs 2.5 years ago with Resound Linx. I never liked them much and never really got accustomed to them despite lots of tinkering around. Sound wasn’t clear. It was having a detrimental effect at work where I struggled to hear at group meetings. For that reason, I went with my provider’s suggestion when asked about the best HAs for me. Without hesitating, he recommended the Marvel 312. Fwiw, I don’t believe he had ulterior motives in recommending them.
After a day, I was a believer. On the very first day of wearing them, I attended a large group meeting and sound was infinitely better and I understood every word without struggling. The quality of music (streaming), a major big deal to me, is light years better than the Linx.
I have 2 issues so far though. Notifications from my iPhone go to the Marvel. Notifications never went to the Linx. I get a lot of notifications and it’s annoying as heck. It’s not an Apple issue. The provider is checking with Phonak. Second, I love the phone mic feature, but I find it drops and the caller can’t hear me until I switch to another mode.
Does anyone else have these issues?
Another concern is if I grossly overpaid. A little bit is OK I had to do a lot of arm twisting to get the office down from $7500 to $6500. My insurance only covers a small amount after deductible. However, there’s a lot of bell and whistles which I’m guessing wouldn’t be available from a discounter. They include 3 years of visits, checkups, tests, adjustments and batteries. Plus the convenience of walking to the office from work. However, I have plenty of time left in my trial if I want to return them.