I’ve tried the BTE aids for a month, work ok but make too much noise when I wear sunglasses, safety glasses at work. The new Vibes are out of the way and feel much more secure. I can even put on ear muffs for loud noise environments with no problems.
They hurt a bit, the space in my ear cleft is not used to a hard device. I was warned of this on day one, they said try it for a week. Some people like them, some people can’t handle it.
I like being able to mute them or adjust the program at a touch of a very tiny button, but the feedback beeps are descriptive enough.
Well after 7 days of use, my ears were too sore to continue. I returned them and will try BTE’s again, maybe the Pure model. I don’t know what percentage of the population can handle the Vibes.