After years of wearing my Starkey Power Programable bte on left ear i am finally getting dual HA’s to trial next week. I wanted discreetness, so my Audie and regional Phonak Consultant recommended Audeo Yes. What i hoped for rather than the MicroPowers, it will work with my hearing loss. I did not do my homework before the visit to Audie, so now since i have researched the Audeo Yes, i am still somewhat confused about a few things.
First off the Audie decided for me the Yes III. The impressions were made for power receivers and am now waiting for next weeks appointment.
Considering that the Audeo Yes will be perfect for me, i have now thought that the Yes V would be better because of the 16 channels will help with Soundrecover and Voicezoom. Plus the Windblock management (i ride Motorcycle and Ski) would be great. Is this a reasonable assertion?
Whatever ok, the YES III is on its way but what happens after my trial period? Will the Audie need to send both the canal receivers back to get hooked up to the the V’s or will this be done in the dispensers office?
Second, I have decided that the SmartLink is the way to go rather than the My Pilot. Seems it will work like a dream in all hearing environments. But do i need the iCom as a receiver for my Yes HA’s to pair with SmartLink? Or do i need a MyLink type of receiver? Or will the HA’s receive SmartLink without the iCom or other gadgets?
You cannot expect the Audiologist to understand everything. They deal with many brands and styles. The Audeo Yes is relatively new. My Audie told me the Audeo Yes had a T-coil, so i called back and asked him again, but he reiterated that it did. See i wanted to use my bluetooth neckloop paired to my iPhone (like i do with my Starkey bte) with these Yes HA’s but it looks like now i will need the iCom to pair with iPhone obviously. If i will use the Smartlink, do i need the iCom?
Thanks in advanced.