I am in the process of deciding upon my first set of hearing aids. The array of devices in the marketplace seems almost overwhelming. I am fortunate in that my company is paying for the hearing aids via HearPO. My first preference would be the Oticon Epoq ( I really like the idea of the integrated bluetooth). However, they are not covered by HearPO. The next best option seem to be with a Siemens such as the Centra Active. Both devices are E2E and binaural.
Here are two links that explain binaural and E2E technologies:
In May of last year, Admin stated on another thread that “while the binaural wireless coordination between the DSP chips in each hearing aid certainly is a technological feat, I haven’t heard how well the technology actually improves the hearing experience of the person wearing them. Siemens introduced its wireless binaural technology more than a year ago, but it hardly created a ripple of excitement in the hearing loss community. I would like to be proven wrong, but I’m wondering if this technology isn’t something that looks great to engineers because it’s so sophisticated but that doesn’t deliver as much real-world benefit as originally intended. Maybe with two vendors providing similar applications there will be more general usage and we will see more positive feedback in the coming year.”
As there was no follow-up to this thread, I’m wondering what the verdict is over a half a year later.