I want to share my first impression with MORE hearing aids. I have been using it since last Wednesday.
I used OPN 1 for slightly over 3 years. Recently I had a slight problem with my hearing aids because the sound was artificial and sometimes very irritating from the high pitch. After googling from here, I’ve decided to have MORE 1. (Unfortunately, I’ve asked my Audiologist but he kept telling me it’s the same idea of hearing aids and it won’t be different)
However, I’m working as a health care professional in a hectic and nosy environment. During the pandemic, the mask and face shield is tremendous obstacles for me to communicate better. Anyhow, I’ve purchased from another Audiologist, and he set up based on the most recent data from my hearing aids with a few adjustments.
Pros: 1)First of all, the sound is very natural to me and no more irritating high pitch at all. (for me, I have an issue hearing high frequency). 2) First a few days, the sounds at work were quite too loud to me but surprisingly not annoying. 3)Also, I could hear my voice very clearly without any occlusion but not bothering at all. 4)Tinnitus effect-setting like white noise is excellent. Previous OPN 1 has the same function, but MORE has a function on the app to adjust in detail, such as ‘tinnitus sound variations, with equalizer.’ 5)Now, I can hear very balanced music from my HI-Fi system. With OPN, I had to compromise on the particular music genre like Symphony (Lots of instruments play at once), but More is impressively satisfying to me to hear certain music. 6)Rechargeable battery is fantastic. I love it. For previous hearing aids, I constantly changed the batteries almost every 3 days, and I should keep/carry additional just in case of emergency. (Usually, I use hearing aids for about 18 hours, and More indicates 50% left at the end of the day). (I don’t use video or audio streaming at all. Only I used streaming for calls, less than 10~20 mins a day) 7)The previous hearing aids couldn’t help me have a conversation on the phone (NOT Bluetooth, but using the receiver on the ear at work. Like the traditional way of receiving the calls without any Bluetooth gadgets). However, suddenly the sounds from a phone with MORE hearing aids are very articulated, and I could hear each spelling naturally.
Cons: I couldn’t think about any. However, I need a little bit of time to adjust/get used to a loud noise around me when I work in a noisy environment such as machine beeping/people talking/shouting/phone ringing because More hearing aids provide lots of information rather than OPN hearing aids, I think.
[When I received the MORE, it came with regular previous OPEN Domes, which is not compatible with MORE anymore. At first, I could feel the volume was low from MORE with OPEN DOME than OPN hearing aids, and then I contacted an Audiologist to ask about it. Later he found that he sent OPEN DOME instead of OPENBASS DOME. After switching OPENBASS DOME with MORE, the volume was satisfying, and the voice from T.V./Radio/people was very naturally articulated.]
Bottom line is, I’m very happy with MORE hearing aids.