Well, here I am, a first time HA user with almost 1 week of experience with a pair of K Signature 8’s. A few random thoughts about it.
First and foremost I am pretty sure I hear better. When my kids show up at the door they tell my they can’t hear the TV while they are outside. When my wife starts my car the radio doesn’t blast her, perhaps most importantly, as I’ve mentioned on an earlier post, I now hear small birds while walking the golf course.
Secondly, I leave them in all day and quite frankly seldom am I aware that I have them in. This was one of my biggest concerns and so far is a non-factor.
Third, these things eat batteries. I am getting less than 3 days out of a pair of batteries. My technician led me to expect 5 days might be average. Don’t think so, but the sample so far is very small.
Fourth, I have never before in my life paid $1600 for anything and gotten less information on what I have and how it works. The manual that came with it has little use and the software that links my HA’s with my iPhone, while of some help, is mostly a treasure hunt.
A couple of examples. There is a screen you can get to that allows control of directional hearing. I know cuz I’ve been in it a couple of times. Right now…I cannot find it in the app. Secondly, there’s a place where you can test the batteries. I know cuz I’ve used this, too. Just don’t know how to find it. At least on purpose. Please trust me, i’m not totally tech deficient.
Fifth, my HA,s are set up with 6 programs (automatic, noise/party, focus 360, TV, listen to Music & outdoor/traffic). They also have 3 listening situations (cafe, cinema & theater & group conversation). This is really a lot. The problem is I can’t see (hear?) any difference with any of them.
I got these in Charlotte, but the closest Costco is Charleston. I will head to Charleston some time soon for a first follow up and will let you know what I find.