I have the Roger Pen, Table Mic that I got shortly after I was fitted with the Naida V70. I got both because as mentioned earlier, I am in meetings constantly. With the Marvels, I got the Roger Select IN.
I initially thought I couldn’t “shop” around but I went back to my GP multiple times over the past few years (pre Naida V70s) and said that I was still struggling with my then hearing aids (various iterations of the Danalogic - Resound for NHS), I am still young(ish), employed full time so it is essential to be fitted properly (not to mention socially isolated). It took a few tries, I was referred to different audiology departments and a private company the NHS outsourced audiology services to. Again, service level was generally poor - with the private company I was given two different colours of hearing aids (minor I know but still)!!!
Anyway, the last time I went to my GP to complain - I was experiencing a lot of stress and even considering quitting work due to struggling with hearing - I got referred to another hospital’s audiology department and bingo! I am sticking to this audiologist as much as possible, when I book review appointments, I ask specifically for him! He always listens to me instead of assuming what I need (my experience with previous NHS audiologists). I asked for the Phonaks and he didn’t question me as apparently they were trying to cut down on the number they dispense due to costs, he acknowledged that they would benefit me because of my age/work situation.