My Hearing Has Faltered

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  1. BrianNC

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    So how are they for hearing so far? Pretty good? Can you really tell a difference?
     
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    Yep, one of the things Resound rolled out four or five years ago with the iPhone app was the ability for them to be programmed remotely. I've never availed myself of the option. I let my Audiologist (the cash price there doesn't seem to be too different from your Costco/ListenLively price) do the first few fittings. I have the Airlink2 and the fitting software to do adjustments.
     
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    I trialed Oticon OpnS about a year and a half ago, but ended up buying Phonak Marvel M90-13T
    They are great
    The Oticons were very good but all about switching programs depending on which environment...One for background noise, one for this, one for that....
    A coworker has some Resound units but I'm not sure the model of his. he's always talking about adjusting the volume up or down or switching programs. I do none of that. Turn them on in the morning and off at night. They automatically switch programs and I can't even tell they do it! The ONLY time I ever need to touch mine are when I go to church and want to use my T-Coil receiver....otherwise they work just seamlessly.

    My other suggestion....I've been very happy with my choices to go
    * standard battery instead of rechargeable
    * size 13 battery instead of the smaller 312 the audiologist was going to put me in.
    I didn't want to be slaved to having a charger at work, one at home, one for travel....etc.. or waiting to recharge when I really need to do something else....
    If a battery dies prematurely I can pop in anywhere and buy new ones if I don't have any handy....
    and the size 13 batteries hold quite a lot more power and the aids are only negligibly larger...I can go a full solid week on a set of batteries...really more like 8 days typically.



    When i first started wearing mine, I used to do that all the time.....turn them off and on in different environments. I was standing in line at a Subway sandwich shop I'd been to many times before & I heard music turned on really extremely low volume. I distinctly remember no music ever playing there before and my thinking earlier "the place was oddly quiet...they should play some music!". Turns out they had been all along. I turned the aids off and the music was gone...not just the snare!

    yeah, it probably does if he smiles
     
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    I've found a couple of programs that seem to work for me. I've just started using them so I have about 93 days left on my trial period.

    I did not know that the switches in that control the HVAC in the car make a clicking noise. I can hear the blinker again. I was just out in 30 kt wind and could hear normal spoken voices.

    Time will tell.
     
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    There’s an audiologist named “Dr. Cliff, AuD” who produces YouTube videos. I’ve found them informative. Here’s a recent one:



    He’s up front when he’s presenting a device from a sponsor, as he is here. Anyway, his back catalog of videos has lots of good stuff.
     
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    I told my wife that we certainly have a lot of birds in our yard.
     
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    From 2:36 on that was basically a commercial for Oticon but he disguised it pretty well once he mentioned their name for the first time. I will check some of the others out though.
     
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    I've watched many of his videos. Generally good info I thought.