Are the new HAs that are waterproof to IP67 really that much more waterproof? I wanted ones that are waterproof as i sweat behind my ears, and am also outdoors camping and hiking and therefore sometime in the rain.
My audi says she has never seen a case of an Ha having a problem because of this and she has been in the business 30 years. Another audi told me it is just advertising and all HAs are waterproof.
I have been trialing Phonak Naida S IX CRTs which are waterproof, but I am now trying Oticon Agil Pro miniRITEs which are not. I like the Phonaks better and will go back to a Spice+ model.
I had not previously been concerned about the size but the miniRITEs fit much better with the cable temples of my glasses. So I am thinking that perhaps the Audeo S IXs Mini (or possibly the SMART) might be better, but they are not waterproof. I know I would be giving up DuoPhone, but so far I am just finding telecoil to be a PITA as it interferes with headphones. And I guess I would have to check that the Minis would have enough power for my hearing loss.
I guess the new waterproof HAs have not been out long enough to really know if they are that much better, but what are your opinions of how important that feature is.