I need to purchase a BTE aid the next month because my right-ear receiver of Oticon OPN is failing. I was waiting for the BTE version of Oticon More for 1.5 year, but did not happen. I was particularly impressed with the customer feedback on More, such as they could discern the song lyrics (words) for the first time. Value Hearing channel on Youtube even quoted one patient saying that they could clearly hear every individual conversation at the noisy party while their children with normal hearing could not.
So now I have 2 BTE choices: Phonak Paradise and Starkey evolv AI. However, I can’t get a free 1-month trial in my country. I need to purchase the aids first. So I want opinions of people here who have tried at least 2 of these aids. I am leaning towards evolv AI because it seems it has more powerful processor than More. More analyzes the sound 500 times per second, while evolv AI does 55 million calculations per hour. Can you hear the song lyrics as well as with Oticon More?