I tried EasyPhone (actually DuoPhone since I have naiad IX) and I too found it annoying. There was a delay in switching, some phone needed a magnet some didn’t, move the phone wrong and it switched out, etc… I had my AUD shut it off; I much prefer the manual program.
I also have the Phonak iCOM which communicates to the cellular phone using Bluetooth and then transmits it to my hearing aids. I use that a lot for music, but on phone calls people complain that the microphones are too sensitive. I now mostly use my cellular with the hearing aids on microphone like normal.<O:p</O:p
A few things I have found on the cellular phone side.
<O:p</O:pLook for the M4/T4 rating
Try it in store before buying it. I have found a LARGE difference in HA compatibility even between M4/T4 phones.
Avoid GSM based carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, etc…), go with CDMA (Verizon, Sprint) or LTE (not available many places yet). GSM causes much more interference with hearing aids than CDMA or LTE. Don’t believe me, set an AT&T cell phone next to a speaker for a while and listen for the data noise.
Look for a phone that has a speaker as close to the top as possible. I have found that phones with speakers lower on the body of the phone cause more feedback when compared to phone with the speaker near the top edge. Having the speaker near the top edge also helps you to align the phone with your hearing aid microphones easier.<O:p</O:p