I have been a hearing aid user for about 10 years. I have owned Miracle Ear; Starkey; and currently Freedom 162’s from Hear America. I have tried numerous others and am currently trialing Bernafon Veras 9’s. My unaddressed complaint is the same everywhere and with every aid: SPEECH RECOGNITION.
Every company makes the same claim: improved speech in noisy situations-shoot, I’d be happy with speech in quiet situations when the speaker is more than two feet away! It seems rediculous to me that for the high prices and acclaimed teknowledgy I can not understand my wife unless she is looking directly at me from less than four feet away and I cannot understand my grandchildren at all. I have been the most satisfied with Hear America both from a price standpoint and the fact than I can adjust them myself with out trying to explain to a audi. or hearing aid rep what I am (not) hearing. Thanks for letting me vent. If any one can help with suggestions I will appreciate it.
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