Paul as I have mentioned previously I am also considering the Exelia and am keep to hear of your experiences. The HA has 5 memories for listening programs. As you are aware of besides the manual mode these programs can be linked to the SoundFlow (automatic adjustment/blending based on environment) feature. Available options are:
Speech in Noise
Comfort in Noise
T-coil + mic
FM + mic
Go here and read the iPFG Desktop Fitting Guide:
The Audi who recommended the Exelia to me also said they normally only use 3 programs which makes no sense to me. I would think the first 5 in that list would be automatic.
I know you have opted for the Micro as opposed to the M model. I believe you HL is a bit worse than mine at the moment. But based on the specs I am leaning toward the M because of my age and the likely hood of my hearing getting worse. In the past 2 year I have a 5-10 dB increase in HL in the speech frequencies. Looking forward to hearing how you are doing. The hearing center that recommended the Exelia’s to me does not let you do a test drive. You have to buy and then if you do not like them eat the $300. I have an appointment tomorrow with another hearing center that I believe fits the Phonak HAs and I hope they do test drives.