Troubleshooting Phonak streaming phone calls that sound 'tinny'

We've had a number of clients who wear Phonak hearing aids complain about the streaming quality of phone calls.

Phonak Paradise tap controlWe've had a number of clients who wear Phonak hearing aids complain about the streaming quality of phone calls. They report that the audio quality is not the best, not just for them, but also the person on the other end of the line who complains the phone call is 'tinny'.

But they also note that streaming from other sources such as music, podcasts or television is excellent. It is just streaming phone calls which are the problem.

It is an issue which particularly affects those with the Marvel model hearing aids. Those with Paradise appear to be less affected. The good news is, there is a fix for this problem.

Here is a step-by-step instruction: 

1. Go to the MyPhonak app on your mobile phone.
2. Click on the three horizontal bars at the top of the screen.
3. Click My Hearing Aids
4. Select Bluetooth phone call
5. Select Fixed Bandwidth

If these options appear greyed out on  your phone, please do ensure that you are not attempting to currently using Bluetooth with your hearing aids.

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