I am demoing a pair of Widex Dream 440 for a week or so. Compared to the Oticon Agil Pros I have been using since 2006 the sound clarity is unbelievable.
My main issue is speech in noise. I am an actor and a comedian and I’m 44 years old living in NYC. I spend a lot of time in clubs and bars and I need to be able to hear in crowded environments. So far (4 hours) the Widex are incredible. I’m able to hear and locate sounds that I haven’t noticed in years. And the sound is incredibly natural to the point that I forget I have them in at some times. I am just curious if people have tried the Siemens Binax or Phonak with Stere Zoom and can speak to how they compare to the Widex specifically in conversations with lots of background noise.
I initially picked up a pair of Kirkland 6.0 and I find them to be garbage. I am almost positive the aids are programmed for the opposite ears as well.
I will post a follow up thread comparing my experience with these four aids after I’ve demoed them.