I have a loaner Syncro in my one ear while my old DigiFocus is repaired.
I believe this may be a Syncro I …has an 04 on it; perhaps 2004? This
is the second time I was loaned a Syncro while getting my now old DigiFocus
aids repaired (now 7 years old).
When my dispenser gives me a loaner like this he does a quick fit/program to my hearing curve and some minor adjustments. It is not the best adjustment.
That said after a week of wearing it I seem to have adjusted. My
comments; (note aids are BTE with molds).
I don’t care for the power on/boot up beeps anymore…they were neat at first.
My quick fit included just 2 programs for the button, on and telephone. I believe I could have had a third program …noise reduction. Telephone
works great. Push button makes it easy to swith programs
The aid seems to adjust automatically to noise… The sound of my garage
door and opener seems to invoke it to cutout almost everything. It quickly comes back on after this… Again this was a quick initial fit.
Hearing in a crowded cafeteria is better. I can tell because I have my other
Digifocus in the other ear…where as it seems to amplify all of the cafeteria noise, I can tell the Syncro has adjusted and compensated.
Some levels are a bit too loud…again this was a quick loaner fit. It has a
volume control so I can always turn it up or down (making it a good loaner
model). I’m confident a more lengthy adjustment and real ear test would
make have the Syncro well adjusted for myself.
To answer your question…yes I would be perfectionly happy with 2 of them…
not a bad unit. You could do worst I think.
My Oticon DigiFocuses have been quite durable lasting this long. Sadly
Oticon does not repair them anymore…rather Starkey does. My dispenser
speaks highly of the Starkey Destiny claiming successful fittings do,
in part to a built in real ear measurement test built into the aid itself.
I’ll definitely going to check out Starkey when choosing a new aid. I’ve been
so successful and complacent hearing with my old Oticons its hard to let go…
I know I eventually need to find the money for new ones…though.