I’ve worn hearing aids for my entire adult life, up until now either half shell or full shell. This month, I replaced my 5 year old Sonics with a pair of Resound Forzas open fit with double domes. I am absolutely thrilled with them; for the first time in my life, I feel like I can hear and understand speech almost as well as someone with normal hearing. My world has been expanded beyond a two yard radius!
But I need to find a way to communicate on a mobile phone with them, or return them and get something that works with phones. The Resound phone clip is horrible for the people on the other end of the line, and annoying for me. Several times today, I had to hang up, put in my old hearing aids, and use a wired headset to talk on the phone so people on the other end could hear me. With the phone clip, they either get a severe echo when they speak, or a lot of static. The quality on my end isn’t that great either. I’ve tried the clip with two different phones, an Android and a iPhone. I also ordered a Clearsounds CLA7v2 neck t-coil loop which doesn’t sound very good to the people on the other end either. I can’t use a wired headset very well with behind the ear aids.
I have to be able to hear and be heard on the phone for work. Much as I love the new Resounds…if I can’t use the phone I need to find another solution. It has to work simply (i.e., I need to be able to answer the phone quickly, without trying to re-establish a dropped bluetooth connection as is constantly happening with the Resound clip) and reliably (I can’t wonder whether the other person will be able to hear me every time I answer the phone). Does anyone have a suggestions for the Resounds? Or do you have an open fit/phone combination that works well?
250 hz - 55 db
500 hz - 55 db
1000 hz - 66 db
2000 hz - 75 db
4000 hz - 65 db
8000 hz - 65 db