After over 6 months of wearing hearing aids I still feel I am receiving very little benefit from them. Sure, everything is louder but I am still not recognizing speech very well.
I had the Kirkland Signature 5 (KS5) from Costco initially and then the KS6. Neither have really helped – for the last few months I have been using custom molds which have improved the bass but voice recognition is still no better than it is when I am not wearing hearing aids. The only time the aids work well is through the TV Steamer or on my phone - the streaming program really does emphasis the voice, especially when I turn off the mics. I have mentioned this to my audiologist but despite a number of visits for adjustments, they are still no better.
Based on the feedback on this forum I decided to try the Rexton Trax 42. I only trialed them in-store but honestly I could tell very little difference between them and the KS6s. I tried swapping the two sets of hearing aids over a couple of times whilst sitting in the noisy café and could only notice a slight difference. Maybe the Trax 42 were a little better but there was certainly no “wow” factor.
I am now wondering if I should give up with hearing aids altogether. I realize I can never expect perfect hearing but surely I should be getting a significant improvement, otherwise why bother?