I was just fitted with Widex hearing aids for mild hearing loss in upper frequencies. I have trouble understanding speech, and I thought they would help.
I am so, so disappointed. The only thing they have done is amplify annoying background noises. My ability to understand speech has not increased at all. Thankfully my health insurance covered about half the cost, but I still wasted over three thousand dollars.
Is Widex just a terrible brand? I can’t justify buying another set right away, but if another brand is better I could buy again in three years when my insurance benefits kick in again. Reading here though, it seems like hearing aids don’t actually help with speech recognition, so I’m not sure why my audiologist recommended them.