I am currently on trial for two hearing aids Phonak Naida Marvel and Oticon Xceed.
While both of these do a good job in streaming music, daily conversations etc… I find Phonak Naida sounds a bit sharper and harsh at times compared to Oticon, is this something that can be adjusted?
I found that when playing piano, especially a full piano concerto, both hearing aids failed miserably…
Phonak Naida Marvel auto setting is not workable at all, each note on piano wavers around some frequency. My audiologist later set a music program which sounds better but I am still finding that:
I cannot hear the depth of sound like I do with analogue hearing aids I am missing things like the lingering note sounds etc…
Lowering the hearing aid volume seems to increase the sound quality and details, but I still need to be able to increase the volume from time to time. When increasing the hearing aid volume, I found sounds get distorted and all jumbled up and not clear at all.
With Oticon, this sounds better but there is no longer any real increase or decrease in volume. It also sounds much more artificial at the moment.
Has anyone successfully fit these aids to musicians and if so, any recommendations to my audiologist so he can adjust them properly?
I am gearing towards Phonak Naida Marvel because Oticon is a bit of pain to use (different size battery, need connect clip) and I probably need to hear some of the high frequency sounds which seem to be missing with Oticon hearing aids.
Like many musicians, it is frustrating to not be able to hear things I could hearing with analogue hearing aids. This is not really about a different type of sound, but completely missing sounds and distorted sounds. The piano sounds like harpsichord for example, and I know it is not supposed to sound like that.