My name is Kristen. I’ve been using hearing aids since I was 15. I am now 27. I do not hear out of my right ear and have some hearing from my left. A serious hearing loss in the left ear resulted in my need for hearing aids.
My active lifestyle in high school (basketball, track, cross country) resulted in my first hearing aid (Oticon Digifocus) to malfunction and cease operating. And a couple mishaps resulted in me getting a Digifocus II which I’ve had for the better part of the past seven years. My Digifocus II decided, last night, to start malfunctioning. When the switch is on the “M”, what I hear from the hearing aid is what I’d hear if I was on the “T”, or telephone, setting. Needless to say, I think my Digifocus II is done.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a comparable (sound quality) hearing aid? Being water resistant like that Phonak Naida, which I’m looking into, is a plus but not a requirement. I can always get accessories (little rubber dudes) to protect the hearing aid from moisture.
I’m looking for something that’s around or below $2,000. My last Digifocus II was around $2,200 and I’m okay with paying that amount if the hearing aid is good.
Thanks for reading and I hope to hear a response!
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