Hello all. This is a great forum for feedback on user experiences with different hearing aids.
I am in a trial period now. First tried Phonak Excelia - pretty pleased with them although some difficulty in noisy situations when people in front of me talking become muffled. But overall, really a change from my 8 year old Resound Canta.
By loyalty I also wanted to try the Resound Azure. Had them 2 days and not very pleased with them. Would like to hear others who have tried or use the Azure. I have the Azure Power BTE - severe to profound level.
The one feature I don’t understand is the so-called Natural Awareness feature. My audiologist says its when they set one hearing aid for omni-directional and the other hearing aid for directional mode (I wear 2 hearing aids). She also said the 2 aids doi not “talk” to each other so I am not sure what the big deal about wearing 2 aids with 2 different microphone settings. So far, sound from behind me gets lost as I turn my head. My Phonak’s were actually pretty good about picking up sounds from behind me. I guess maybe my main question is whether my audiologist knows how best to tune the Azure. I was just hoping more out of them.
Anyway - would appreciate your comments on your use of the Azure, or even the Excelia. Big decision coming up. Once the trial period is over, you have a new friend for many years (and many dollars) so want to make a good decision.