I worked for many years with out wearing hearing protection because I didn’t need it! I am young and invinceable. Well it became a quality of life issue for me I was getting tired of saying “What?” and seeing the frustration of my wife and kids faces and then they would say “Forget it” So I took delivery last Wednesday a pair of Costco Bernafon Chronos 9 Premiums RIC with Soundgate. The soundgate bluetooth I am really not a fan of it will not stream the music from my I-phone, and the phone call hands free quality is so so. But my big question is I hear all the background noise is amplified but I am still having problems with hearing conversation, or hearing the TV. It is very frustrating, before I tried Costco I went to Avada they quoted me $10,000.00, but when I tried the demostration models she had it set up with background noise directly behind me she was talking normal tones 30 feet from me and I could hear clear as a bell. I was told these are one of the best on the market but maybe this lady does not know how to really do the adjustments? Thoughts? I could always hear the background noise and now its amplified, also I hear the ringing in my ears is more noticeable. Help! Also I posted my numbers but have no clue what they mean. Thanks for the help ahead of time.