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My evaluate of the Phonak Naida P-UP

After making an attempt the Phonak Naida Hyperlink M listening to aids and discovering the connectivity with my AB Naida CI M (cochlear implant) leaving extra to be desired, I returned to the acquainted. Excessive powered listening to aids are what I’ve worn my entire life. Would the Naida P-UP be a greater match for me?

What’s the Naida P-UP?

Not like the Naida P-PR, which is for gentle to extreme listening to loss, the Naida P-UP is for extreme to profound listening to loss. The UP stands for Extremely Energy. It makes use of a 675 zinc-air battery. This meant after lastly getting used to the smaller batteries and measurement of the Naida Hyperlink M, I needed to reacquaint myself with the scale I had beforehand used.

The Naida P-UP has direct connectivity to iOS and Android gadgets and helps a number of Bluetooth connections. These options alone make it superior to listening to aids I’ve had prior to now.

“These options alone make it superior to listening to aids I’ve had prior to now.”

Adjusting my new Listening to Help

For some motive, getting an earmold to suit has been a lifelong battle for me. It usually requires a number of journeys to the audiologist. Such was the case right here. I couldn’t absolutely assess this listening to assist till I had a well-fitted earmold with out suggestions. After my preliminary earmold becoming, I spotted there was suggestions at any time when I smiled. The cool factor was I used to be capable of have a session with my audiologist by way of the myPhonak app, saving me a visit to her workplace. Sadly, we found that my explicit subject needed to be fastened in individual.

One factor I’ve realized is that after about 4 months or so, my tube must be changed. Round that point, I discover that the quantity and high quality had additionally diminished, and the suggestions had elevated.

Learn extra: Naida Hyperlink M evaluate

Bluetooth Connectivity

As a result of my cochlear implant (CI) has Bluetooth connectivity, I’m capable of stream issues immediately. Carrying a listening to assist within the different ear offers some steadiness, even when it doesn’t hyperlink. I’ve seen, nonetheless, that there appears to be some inconsistency. Typically I’ve to take my CI off and put it again on to start out the reference to my iPad. Different instances, it’s nonetheless energetic from the final time I used it. Typically my iPhone connects, and generally it doesn’t. I’m presently exploring whether or not this has been the reason for missed notifications on my iPhone and Apple watch.

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My Overview of the Naida P-UP

It doesn’t make sense for me to put on the Naida Hyperlink M if I can’t detect the hyperlink. The Naida P-UP appears to be the appropriate listening to assist for me. I simply want the on/off change may very well be prefer it used to – an precise toggle, as a substitute of getting to open and shut the battery compartment. Possibly it’s simply me, however I can solely accomplish that by taking the listening to assist off.

The Naida P-UP additionally works with Roger expertise. Phonak has loaned me the Roger On to attempt. I need to admit, I’m skeptical due to my stage of listening to loss. With my lipreading abilities and listening to gadgets, I do tremendous speaking. I don’t imagine that having the ability to higher hear a speaker in a gaggle atmosphere will essentially assist me, however possibly I’ll be shocked. Sadly, due to COVID, I haven’t actually had the chance to try it out. Keep tuned!

Lisa A. Goldstein has a Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley, a digital listening to assist, a cochlear implant, and loads of deaf-friendly communication gear. She spends her days juggling life as a contract journalist, spouse, and mom of two in Pittsburgh, PA.



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