I’ve looked into their web now (didn’t occurred to me earlier), so they have the same commonly sized bte units plus pocket unit. That also means 2x wireless transmission latency. Over air is always always slower than in the circuits.
We usually are aware of the one transmission when we stream (but we also can pause the video or something), but regular hearing doesn’t have it. This device introduces latency, double, for regular hearing. That will be awkward. Especially for lip reading people.
Not to mention risk of losing the unit if it’s in the shirt pocket.
And everlasting potential issues with connecting to the ear units - BT and similar wireless protocols need walls to bounce off of, because they cannot go through our bodies. So out in the open, in best case this means holding the unit in front of your face so that sound can be transferred to both ear devices. Worst case is that even that won’t be able to send sound to both aid.
For regular hearing purposes?!
Makes no sense.
If you’re sitting in closed spaces (where transmition should work nicely, unless there’s interference with other devices), then you probably can save a bunch of money by going lower tech level anyway, and you will not have little brick in your pocket.
The more complex listening situation, so that there actually is need for ‘extra processing power’, usually is combined with more complex environmental situation considering wireless connectivity.
Basic purpose of hearing aid is to help us when we talk with someone face to face.
Phone, BT, external mics are additional perks that could help us but come with a potential issues. We’re usually aware of them or learn to cope with them along the way.
Introducing such issues into regular hearing aid need, makes no sense at all. Especially since there is decades of aids that do that basic job without any hassle at all.
Not to mention they’re implying that theirs is better solution…
Other things they use to promote is generic babble, updates are common with big six anyway. They didn’t say anything special that could piqued interest that they have something worth exploring.
They have zero information about setting it up, so I assume only proprietary algorithm, which probably doesn’t allow for following best practices, not to mention rem based live speech mapping fitting.
They didn’t even boost how they provide natural sound, speech in noise and the usual mumbo jumbo. Amateurs
And they’re asking for the prices as those big six. Lol
I’d probably recommend that only to someone I really really hate really
Others - run away.