Consumer Lumity

Phonak Lumity L90R Tested!

June 26, 2024

HJ (Product Tester) is familiar with many brands and models of hearing aids. He sets up each model himself. In this scenario – the Phonak P30R, P90R and L90R were compared over two months. He owns Oticon Intent 1 and Widex Moment 440 as well.

“Phonak L90s are excellent hearing aids. My hearing is noticeably better than it was with the P30s and probably better than it was with the trial P90s.

They are almost completely “transparent”. By that, I mean that they just sit there and do their job without colouring the sound in any way that I can detect*. I can forget about them, confident that they are doing their job, working well in all scenarios.

*The sound of music using the automatic program is much better than it was with the P30s. I can hear the effect of the Feedback Manager, but it isn’t particularly intrusive. I would be happy to use the automatic program all the time if it wasn’t for the fact that the independent Music program sounds even better. I set up the two Music programs, one with the Feedback manager on and the second one with the Manager off. The P30 used to feed back using the Music program with the Feedback manager off. With the L90s there is no feedback and the sound of music from my Hi-Fi is excellent. Widex can go bust now.

The sound of music streamed from my phone is very good. Probably better than the P30s and definitely better than the Oticon Intents using LE Audio. LE Audio is compromised by the fact that it is based on the limited bandwidth of Bluetooth LE.

Phone calls work well. I like the tap to answer feature.”

Update one month in:

“They are better than I expected. Much better. 

The turning point for me was the sound of the music program with the feedback manager turned off. It sounds great, with no feedback and no interference. At last. Brilliant. About time.” 
West Yorkshire

These hearing aid reviews has been compiled by me, Robert Donnan, with a little help from our 4 main contributors (who are all patients of mine). I’m an independent private ‘hearing aid dispenser’ (HCPC registered). Hopefully, we can help debunk some over-marketing of hearing aids, and give you, the potential hearing aid consumer a better insight into the hearing aid market.

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