I noticed that both the Savia Art CIC and HS models when using a 90 db SPL input both have a maximum output of 123 db SPL but the HS model has a maximum gain of 58 db SPL using an input SPL of 50 db as compared to the CIC model which has a maximum gain of 45 db SPL using an input SPL of 50 db.
Why doesn’t doesn’t Phonak allow the CIC model to produce a higher gain like the HS model since the exact same chip is used for both models?
I don’t think it is a feedback issue since the maximum output SPL db is the same for both models and I would think that producing higher gain during lower SPL db inputs should not produce increased feedback.
Is the reason due to battery drain causing shorter battery life (20% more drain with the higher maximum gain)?
See the specifications. I was using the Ear Simulator Data on Page 1.