What is the difference between 12P, 12SP, 23P, 23SP, and GH03001?


#1

I am looking at

Siemens Digital BTE High-Power LOTUS Hearing Aid
http://www.amazon.com/Siemens-Digital-High-Power-Hearing-Enhance/dp/B00UYK9ELM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1429156259&sr=8-3

What is the difference between 12P, 12SP, 23P, 23SP, and GH03001?

I know this HA is not the best on the market. I’ll be using this aid
as a spare (right now, I’m using an ancient Oticon EP 50 as a spare

  • whose know how long this 30+ years old HA will last). I want to be
    able to use this HA on either side with frequency and power adjustments
    using the trimmer (I don’t have a Iphone or Android smartphone to do
    programming).

I am guessing the numbers are the frequency bands, correct? Is # of
frequency bands important for me if I am using the trimmer (I doubt
it)?

Thank for your help.

Sheng-Chieh


#2

Sheng …
I have two of the Lotus 12P’s. I believe the basic differences to be:

  • The ‘S’ means that the device puts out more power and would cover a larger range of hearing loss.
  • The ‘12’ devices have two adjustments: Low frequency boost and maximum power output (to reduce blasting from loud noises)
  • The ‘23’ devices have three adjustments: the third being an overall loudness control
  • This site talks about these three adjustments: https://hear-better.com/blog/?p=87
    I’m not familiar with the GH03001

I believe the Lotus 12P’s can be a low cost helpful aid for people with the typical moderate to severe hearing loss as frequencies increase (which I have). I did try the Costco KS5’s for 90 days and found the Lotus 12P’s helped me roughly to the same extent and returned the KS5’s.

Good luck!


#3

Thank for replying. Alittle late - since the salesman helped - already order SP23 - but this post will help the next person.
And yes, I still do not know what GH03001 is.

Sheng-Chieh