I have typical age-related “wear and tear” sloping hearing loss with normal hearing in the lows, dropping off at 1500k down to 50 dB loss. The MAXs are truly outstanding hearing aids in all respects! The performance is outstanding with no complaints. I used the USB programming kit, which was straightforward. Took me 15 minutes to program them - EASY.
After running through the programming which is intuitive, the aids worked well. I programmed them a few times because I could, and because I wanted to experiment. The algorithms running the MAX’s are very good. The sound quality is great for speech and marvelous for music. Speech in noise was not the problem it had been using other aids. Up and until the MAX’s, I’ve been a 10-year wearer of Phonak’s best hearing aids (think $5,998 a pair) - I would go with the MAX’s every time given the extraordinary price (I believe $349/ea now).
No more appointments or costs that come with a dispenser or audiologist – a most aggravating and costly facet to hearing aids.
Easy setup, comfortable to wear and lots enjoy. I love music, and the MAX’s beat virtually every aid I’ve ever tried (maybe 10 different brands and models in ten years). Remember, with any new hearing aid, there is an adaptation period that takes a week or so to get used to the particulars of the aids. These are no different and it took a week, but it was a week well spent.
I did keep them – as they say, no-brainer!