How To Cost Hearing Aids.

THE ULTIMATE BUYERS GUIDE

I am often asked to comment on the price of hearing aids. What I generally tell people is the price you can afford is the best price to pay. The question people should be asking is, how to cost hearing aids?

 

various types of hearing aids

 

Purchasing a hearing aid should be looked upon as an investment. It shouldn’t be treated like buying a pair of shoes or a new pair of jeans. It shouldn’t be treated like just another thing that you must have.

 

Purchasing a hearing aid is about making an investment in you hearing health. It is about purchasing something that will add to the quality of your everyday life. Due to the cost involved, it is a decision you will want to get right.

 

Is there a formula or a guide on how to cost hearing aids?

The short answer is yes. I have developed a 6 point plan for anyone who needs to purchase a new or even a first time hearing aid. This guide will walk you through the process to ensuring that you get the hearing aid that you need and one that will meet your individual needs for many years to come.

 

What not to do.

 

Before I outline my 6 point plan, I would like to tell you what NOT to do. I am severely hard of hearing. I have lived with hearing loss most of my 50 years. I am a long-term hearing aid wearer and have had more than a dozen different types of devices.

 

If you are diagnosed with hearing loss, please don’t panic. Most people’s first reaction is to rush out and buy the first thing that someone recommends. In most cases, this will be a disaster. The hearing aids won’t work as you would expect them to and you end up thinking that all hearing aids are the same.

 

Hearing loss is a very complex issue and therefore buying hearing aids can be a complex issue too. Use my 6 point plan outlined here and you will end up with the best value device that is ideal for your individual needs.

 

My 6 POINT PLAN

 

Step 1.

Know your hearing loss level.

Not all hearing loss is the same and you need to know your level. There are 4 main levels of hearing loss. They are mild, moderate, severe and profound. Hearing aids are manufactured to deal with particular levels of hearing loss.

 

The most common are mild and moderate. These two are most closely associated with age-related hearing loss but can affect people at any age. The only way to know your hearing loss level is to get it checked.

Free hearing test

 

The best way to get your hearing level checked is through a professional audiologist. I highly recommend this. This is the starting point when buying a hearing aid. Without having this information you are simply rolling a dice and hoping for the best.

 

Your local medical centre can tell you where to get this simple test done. Most hearing aid suppliers will also be able to perform this test. Just remember, just because you get the test done in a certain place, you shouldn’t feel obliged to purchase a device from that supplier.

 

When you have the test done ask the audiologist for a copy of your audiogram. Even if there is a small cost for this it will give you much more freedom when you begin shopping for your hearing aid.

 

Step 2.

The various types of device.

You now know your level of hearing loss. It is time to begin the search for the right device for you.

 

You will need to know the type (or style) of hearing aid that you want to wear. This can be broken down into two main types. Some manufacturers have subcategories within these but they are,

 

ITE (In the ear) hearing aids. These are also called hidden hearing aids. The device sits inside the ear with nothing showing from the outside. They are particularly suitable for people who are a bit self-conscious about wearing hearing aids.

 

Due to the extremely small nature of these devices, they tend to have a limited level of technology. However, as technology advances, I would expect to see this improve in a very short period of time.

 

BTE (Behind the ear) hearing aids. These are still by far the most popular type of hearing aid. They generally consist of a small case that sits behind the ear. This case is connected to a receiver that sits inside the ear canal via a thin piece of plastic tubing.

 

With these devices the amount of technology available to you is vast. From iPhone and smartphone connectivity to remote control use, the possibilities are almost limitless for the wearer.

 

Step 3.

Where will you use your hearing aids?

Knowing where you will be using your hearing aids will help you to determine what level of technology they will need to have. Some people, like myself, wear them all the time. Others will only wear them around the home for watching television etc….

 

Home – If you only need a hearing aid for watching television, listening to the radio or for conversation in the home then a fairly basic model would be fine for you.

 

Work – If you are involved in telephone calls or conference calls or regular meetings then you may want to look at a device with a T setting. This can allow you to connect your hearing aid to a loop system to make hearing easier.man at work

 

Social outings – If you regularly go to places such as pubs/clubs, restaurants or the theatre then as well as a T setting, you may also want to look at background noise control.

 

The point of this step is to look at as wide a range of places and environments you will use your hearing aids as possible. The benefit of this will be seen in the next step when you are deciding what level of technology you want in your device.

 

Step 4.

What level of technology do you want in your hearing aid?

Once you know your level of hearing loss (step1), the style you would like (step 2) and where you will be wearing your hearing aid (step 3) you can begin to match particular models to your individual needs.

 

Getting the basic technology that covers the first 3 steps is essential. These 3 steps cover your everyday living. Once you have them covered you can begin to look at additional technology to enhance your hearing aid experience even further.

 

The key at this stage is to look at as many different models as you can. You can check out hundreds of different types online to see what would suit your needs. Just type “hearing aids” into google and you will have a world of options at your disposal.

 

Here are two examples of the different levels of technology available in modern hearing aids.

 

Example 1.

HD 150 Digital hearing aid. (review here)

 

This particular model would be suitable for someone who uses a hearing aid mainly for home use such as watching television or listening to the radio or just talking at home. It would cost £169.00 Its main features are,

 

In-the-ear digital hearing aiddiscreet hearing aid

Suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss

Two sound processing channels

Wax barrier to protect the device against dirt and moisture

Feedback shield to eradicate unwanted whistling

3 tips varying in size can help eradicate whistling or improve comfort

12 months full manufacturers warranty

Uses a 10A battery

 

Example 2.

The ReSound LiNX 7 Digital hearing aid. (review here)

 

This a much more advanced model and comes with a multitude of modern technology. With this model, you can work, rest and play and it will cope with it all. It would cost £1395.00 and it features,

 

SmartApp – is available from the Apple Store. It facilitates maximum connectivity between your Apple device and your hearing aid, by providing the following functions:

 

Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset – if you want to listen to some music, your hearing aids can be turns into a surround sound stereo headset at a click of a button.

 

Audio Streaming Program – enables sound to be streamed directly to your iPhone or alternative Apple device, making listening to music or taking part in a telephone conversation a simple and rewarding experience.

 

Remote Microphone – turn your Apple device into a remote microphone for those times when you find yourself in a challenging listening environment.

 

Remote Control for your hearing aids – can be conducted via your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. You can discreetly adjust volume, base and program settings whenever you choose.

 

Geo Tag your favourite places – with the settings to match that particular environment. Upon your return to the same area, your hearing aids will adjust automatically.

 

SmartRange Dual Core Platform – facilitates access to FaceTime, Skype, TV, films, and music by processing high-quality sound wirelessly to your hearing aid.

Sound Shaper – helps to improve the clarity of speech.

Binaural Fusion – with 2.4 GHz of wireless capability, your hearing aids are designed to communicate with each other to produce the very best sound.

hearing aids linked to apple
The ReSound LiNX 7

Environmental Optimiser – reduces wind interference and background noise, to enable your hearing aid to produce excellent clarity even in more challenging listening environments.

Natural Directionality Program – creates a natural and equalised sound by enabling the microphone settings to be adjusted according to the direction of the speech you wish to focus on.

iSolate Nanotech coating – offers dust and moisture resistant protection, prolonging the life of your hearing device.

17 Sound Frequency Channels – provides greater choice when programming your hearing aid to suit your personal requirements.

Surround Sound Technology – provides an organic, natural listening experience.

Synchronised Soft Switching – means that your hearing aids can adapt automatically to compensate for loud or unexpected noise, reducing levels to a more comfortable level when required.

Comfort Phone Program – allows your ‘phone ear’ to receive enhanced volume so that speech is highlighted, while the other hearing aid reduces the background noise around you. This provides focus and clarity to your telephone conversation.

Three memory programs – allow you to adjust your hearing aids according to your personal requirements.

 

As you can see the differences are massive. You need to spend as much time as you can on this step of the process. The easiest way to do this step is to find an online supplier. You will have all the information in front of you regarding the technology available for any particular device.

 

Step 5.

Set your budget and stick to it.

At the very beginning of this article, I said that the price you can afford is the best price to pay for a hearing aid. I stand by that statement. I will repeat, buying a hearing aid is an investment in your hearing health and your quality of life.

 

However, I would never advocate spending what you can’t afford. You need to be realistic. If you can afford to go for the very best then do so. Being able to hear properly can’t be costed. The true value of hearing loss can only ever be measured when you have it.

 

My advice is to set yourself a budget and stick to it. Even if you have to save up for a while to get the price you have in mind, once you get there then set that as your upper limit.

 

Do not allow yourself to be pressurised by salespeople trying to sell you the most expensive model on the market. If you have done your research and gone through steps 1 to 4 then you will know what you need and want from your hearing aid.

 

Here is my formula for buying the right hearing aid for you.

 

COST = WHAT YOU NEED + WHAT YOU WANT x WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD

 

Step 6.

Use a reputable supplier.

This is perhaps the most important step of all. You are about to invest a lot of money in purchasing a device that is going to affect your quality of life. You want to make sure that the company you buy from have the very highest of standards.Premium quality

 

There are a number of things you should consider when looking at a supplier of hearing aids.

 

1. Expertise and knowledge. They should have fully qualified audiologists available to speak to potential customers and people who just need advice. These people should understand hearing health. They should be able to go through your audiogram in detail and discuss what type of hearing aid will work for you and more importantly, what type of device will not work for your individual needs.

 

2. The range of hearing aids. You should look at a supplier who has a wide range of hearing aids. If they only sell one or two models then they are going to try and sell you those models. If they have a wide selection from different manufacturers then you will have access to the best possible choice.

 

3. Their price range. You will want your supplier to have a range of prices from fairly cheap models right up to the very elite hearing aids available on the market. This will make it easier for you to find a model within your budget.

 

4. Their aftercare program. Your supplier should offer a comprehensive aftercare program that includes all repairs and fine tuning for your hearing aids for the lifetime of the device.

 

5. Guarantees and warranties. Your supplier should offer both of these. Your hearing aids should always come with a minimum of a 12-month manufacturers warranty. I would also recommend that you use a supplier who offers at least a 30-day return policy from the day you purchase your hearing aids. This will give you plenty of time to ensure that the devices are perfect for you.

 

I have recommended a supplier called HEARING DIRECT.COM on this website. I am happy to do so again here. I have used this company many times in the past and find everything about them to be ultra professional. You will find a full review of them here.

 

Your 6 point guide Summary.

Step 1. Know your hearing loss level. Get your hearing tested by an audiologist.

 

Step 2. Decide what type of device you want. Either ITE (in the ear) or BTE (behind the ear).

 

Step 3. Decide where you will need your device. At home, work and social settings.

 

Step 4. The level of technology. Make sure your device covers steps 1,2 and 3. Everything else is a bonus.

 

Step 5. Set your budget and stick to it. This is an investment. Don’t be sold something you don’t need.

 

Step 6. Use a reputable supplier. Only use a supplier you can trust.

 

I hope that this ultimate guide proves to be as useful to you as it has been to me in the past. Purchasing a hearing aid is too important to leave to chance. Your hearing health and quality of life are too important to be left totally in the hands of others.

 

Take control of purchasing your hearing aids. Know what you want. Know what you need. Know what you can afford. This is your hearing health. This is your quality of life. Use this guide and get what is right for you.100% satisfaction

 

If you have a particular model of hearing aid that you would like my opinion on or for me to review then please get I touch and I will be happy to help out.

 

As always I welcome all comments and suggestions. Please leave them below and I will reply to them as soon as possible. Take care and good hearing health to you all.

Eddie.

 

 

Digital Hearing Aids. HD 420

PRODUCT – HD 420 DIGITAL HEARING AID. New HD 420 hearing aid

PRICE – £399.00

GUARANTEE – 12 MONTH MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY.

WHERE TO BUY – HEARING DIRECT.COM

OVERALL RATING – 4.5 OUT OF 5.

 

The HD 420 digital hearing aid is one of the best in its class and price range. Sitting at the lower end of the pricing structure you could be forgiven for thinking that it is a basic model.

 

Nothing could be further from the truth. This slick, slim and extremely small device has as much technology packed into it as some models costing 3 times the price. It is a very discreet device that sits behind the ear and is connected to the earpiece through a very slim plastic tube.

 

The HD 420 is a READY-TO-WEAR device. No fitting or hearing test required. It is fully programmable to match hearing test results. All you have to do is supply hearing direct.com with your latest audiogram and they will do the rest.

Who is the HD 420 hearing aid for?

This device is suitable for pretty much anyone. It is great in social situations due to its noise reduction capabilities. It is equally good for both work and home environments.

 

The technology available with the HD 420 will ensure that your hearing ability is at its very best in virtuously any situation. It’s dirt and moisture resistant capabilities make it a very robust device which will help to prolong its lifespan.

 

The Pros and Cons of the HD 420.

The Pros.

The HD 420 Hearing Aid is loaded with the latest digital technology, designed to provide excellent sound quality, comfort and discretion to the wearer. Being automatic, it’s exceptionally simple to use, despite the complex nature of the technology. The volume control has been kept on a manual basis, leaving you firmly in the driving seat when it comes to controlling the hearing aid’s sound levels.

 

The HD 420 Hearing Aid offers every feature you could possibly need to make your hearing as clear and natural as possible. Say goodbye to those days when you entered a crowded room and failed to understand what was being said in front of you. HD 420 hearing aid

 

With speech enhancement technology and dual adaptive microphones, you can focus on a conversation while the premier noise reduction feature melts away unwanted background sound.

 

With Hydro-guard, the device is water and dirt resistant, extending the life of the device and making it easier to clean. Being automatic, there is no need to make fiddly adjustments. It’ll all happen seamlessly, which is perfect if you like to keep things simple.

 

The Cons.

The only thing missing, in my opinion, is connectivity. In this day and age, everything seems to be able to connect to iPhones and smartphones. I think all hearing aids should be built with this option included.

 

This is a harsh criticism and in no way takes away from the fantastic technology included in this device. If being connected to a smartphone or other such device isn’t important to you then the HD 420 is perfect. The bottom line for any hearing aid is the sound quality it gives to the user and this device provides an exceptional quality of sound.

 

Key features of the HD 420.

Behind-the-ear digital hearing aid

Hydro-guard – means it is water and dirt resistant

Contemporary, sleek design

Manual volume control

Adaptive noise reduction – to dampen down confusing background noise

Multi-memory – to easily customise your device to fit your listening needs

Dual directional microphones – to help you focus on speech

Feedback reduction shield – helps to filter unwanted whistling

Tele-coil compatible

Dynamic speech enhancement – making speech clearer

Operates using a 312 battery – more power for longer

Low battery warning indicator

8 sound processing channels

30-day money back guarantee

12 months manufacturers warranty

 

Tools and training for the HD 420 digital hearing aid.

Because hearing aids are such delicate devices, they need to be handled very carefully and treated correctly. To many suppliers simply sell you the device and then leave you to it.

 

If you purchase your devices from hearing direct.com you will have access to 3 short instructional videos. They will show you how to.

 

HD420 Insertion and Removal. Damaging your hearing aid by simply pulling it out of your ear is all to common. Knowing the correct way to do things helps to prevent unnecessary repairs.invisible hearing aid

 

HD420 Cleaning and Maintenance. A lack of cleaning and looking after your hearing aids will result in a poorer performance. Getting into the right routine from the beginning will ensure that your devices are always working at their very best.

 

HD420 Battery Insertion and Operation. Knowing the correct way to insert these tiny batteries will allow you to be able to do it in a matter of seconds.

 

These instruction videos only last about 2 minutes each but are a great help in learning the correct way to look after your new hearing aids. They are always available on the hearing direct.com website.

Why purchase from Hearing Direct.com?

 

When reviewing products I think it is just as important to look at the supplier. After some bad experiences with other suppliers I began to use Hearing Direct.com a number of years ago. They have a very extensive range of hearing aids as well as other assistive listening devices.

 

I have found their quality of service to be second to none. From the beginning you will be put in contact with one of their fully qualified audiologists rather than a sales person. Their attention to detail is fantastic. The reasons I am happy to recommend them are,

 

  • A chance to make a saving – given their competitive pricing. As they’re an online company, they have significantly fewer overheads than those on the high street. It means any savings they make can be passed on to their customers.

 

  • A speedy delivery service – means you can order your hearing aid today either via their Customer Care Help Line or the Internet and they will endeavour to get the device delivered to you as early as tomorrow.

 

  • Free professional advice – is available when buying one of their hearing aids. They have a team of qualified hearing aid audiologists on standby to answer any questions you may have concerning hearing requirements, performance related issues or fitting enquiries. All you have to do is ask.

 

  • Hearing aids are pre-programmed – to assume a high-frequency requirement most commonly linked to age-related hearing loss. They can, however, be altered to meet your specific needs. All you need to do is send them your most recent audiogram to audiology@hearingdirect.com and they will reset it accordingly.

 

  • A 30-day money back guarantee – means you can return the product and receive a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied with the purchase. This is the most important one of all. It allows to you try the devices for a full month to make sure that it is exactly what you want and need.

Final summary on the HD 420 digital hearing aid.

I am still trying to figure out why this device is at the lower end of the pricing scale. The technology available in the HD 420 is usually only seen in devices much more expensive.New HD 420 hearing aid

 

This is a high quality hearing aid. It is suitable in virtually every situation. It has a clarity of sound that is very impressive and the device is very small and discreet. At only £399.00 it won’t break the bank.

 

If you are looking for a new hearing aid then you would do well to give the HD 420 a closer look.

 

# GET THE HD 420 HERE #

As always, I hope this has helped. If you need further information then please get in touch. I appreciate all comments and suggestions. Please leave them below and I will answer back as soon as possible.

Reviews for the HD 420 digital hearing aid.

 

A really good buy

Review by sheila wylde (Posted on 23/12/2016). I upgraded from a HD 350 . What a difference ! The audiologist advised me to have the HD 420 after a lengthy discussion on the telephone . The volume control lets me adjust it to suit different situations and the noise reduction programme is very effective . The sound quality is superb , I’m glad I upgraded it has made a real difference .

STAR RATING  *****

Your choice for clarity in noise! More control than audiologists want you to have

Review by Can You Hear Me NOW?! (Posted on 26/08/2016). Not just good…..the best hearing aid I have ever (20 Years!) owned. I have tried alot, but this is amazing. I hear everything, but the volume control makes it easy to change for MY liking. I never seem to get programmed to the volume that is right for me – so I like being in control. It’s a pretty small szie compared to many I have owned and really does a great job in noise which is a benefit I wasn’t expecting.

STAR RATING *****

 

What Are The Best Hearing Aids

Buying your first set of hearing aids or buying a new set is a big decision. It should never be an impulse buy. Your first or new devices will be a big part of your life. They will play a significant role in your future quality of life so you want to make sure you choose wisely.Oticon Ria2 Pro hearing aid

 

I’m often asked “What are the best hearing aids?” The answer is simply, the best hearing aids are the ones that suit YOUR needs. For those of us that need them they are not just another thing to purchase. They are our friends. They are our link to our family, friends and the rest of society.

 

It is the same if you are getting hearing aids for a young person or child. Don’t just presume that you (or the supplier) know what is best for them. Discuss their needs and wants. Make them a part of the decision making process. After all they are the ones who will be wearing them.

 

When I am buying new hearing aids, I go through a 6 step process. If you follow this guide then you can be pretty sure that when you finally buy your devices you will be satisfied that you have made the correct decision.

 

Step 1 – Type of hearing loss.

Not all hearing aids are suitable for all levels of hearing loss. This issue is going to be particularly important in America in the coming months. The FDA are changing how they regulate the hearing aid market. This is to allow a new classification of hearing aid which can be sold over the counter in places such as WalMart and others.

 

The very real danger from these changes is that the market gets flooded with cheap and inferior devices and people are sold hearing aids that could actually do more harm than good in the long term. Check out the FDA changes here.

 

You should always know your level of hearing loss. Speak to the person who diagnosed your loss. They will be able to provide you with your audiogram results. Your hearing loss level will be within the parameters of MILD, MODERATE, SEVERE or PROFOUND. There may also be individual issues with your hearing that you need to take into account.

 

Being armed with this information gets you off to the best possible start. This is your foundation and all the other steps you take from now on will always be subject to your level of hearing loss.

 

Step 2 – Social situations.

This is where you begin to think about what type and style of hearing aid you want. Look at your lifestyle. The type of lifestyle you lead should have a influence on the type of hearing aid you buy.

 

Are you the sporty type. If you take part in a lot of activities then you will be in situations where you sweat a lot. Water and moisture are the arch enemy of hearing aids. It can very easily damage the delicate circuits inside them. If this is you then you may want to be thinking about a device that sits deep in the ear canal to protect it from getting wet.tiny hearing aids

 

Are you the business type? Do you attend a lot of meetings with clients? Are you on the telephone a lot or in conferences most of the time? If this is your typical day then being able to connect to your phone wirelessly or having a portable loop system with you devices may be the way for you to go.

 

Perhaps you are the socialising type. Do you go out a lot with friends to bars, nightclubs, music festivals or concerts? If so then you may be looking for something with volume control or background noise reduction availability.

 

Even if you are the homing type. If you just love to stay at home watching the television then you will want to be thinking about a device that can connect directly to the tv to give you a better clarity of sound.

 

Take a bit of time to think of the type of lifestyle you lead. With the technology available today your hearing aid should be designed to fit into your lifestyle. Not the other way round.

 

Step 3 – Style of hearing aid for you.

This step will tie in with step 2 above. There are a number of different styles of hearing aid on the market today. Different manufacturers will describe them in different ways. The basic styles are,

 

Behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids. These devices are where the main body of the hearing aid sits behind the ear. It is connected via a tube to either a small bud tip that can sit inside the ear canal or a mould that sits at the outer edge of the ear canal.

 

In the ear (ITE) hearing aids. These are where the whole of the hearing aid sits in the ear. There is nothing sitting behind the ear. A lot of them are now described as hidden hearing aids because they are virtually impossible for anyone else to see.

 

These two categories can be broken down further but they essentially represent the two main styles produced today.

 

Step 4 – Hearing aid features.

This is where you want to decide what features you need your hearing aid to have. This can be tricky due to the ever evolving technology that is going into hearing devices today. They can be broken down into three ranges.

 

Basic range. These hearing aids will be very much at what is termed the entry level. They will be pretty basic in nature and will generally be programmed to suit your level of hearing loss and not much else

 

Mid Range. Devices in the mid range will start to give you options in term of what extra help your hearing aids can give you. You should expect to see features such as background noise control, whistling noise reduction, directional sound pick up and volume controls. It will really be up to you to pick and choose what features are most important to you.

hearing aids linked to apple

 

Top range. As the name suggests, these hearing aids will come with every available feature they can pack into the device. Some of these are truly amazing. At this level you should expect full connectivity to the likes of your iphone, smartphone or other devices. They will be multi channel and can be operated remotely. The sky’s the limit with the top models.

 

Step 5 – The dreaded pricing.

The price of hearing aids remains one of the major barriers that prevent people from buying these devices. Some of the models can cost as much as $/£2500 for one. Yet, a very good quality mid range hidden hearing aid can cost as little as £199.

 

My advice on this is to get the very best that you can afford. Your hearing aids are an investment in your future and your hearing health. Not everyone will need the models with all the bells and whistles. Remember, the correct device for you may not necessarily be the most expensive one in the store. This is why step 6 is so very important.

 

Step 6 – Research – Research and Research again.

The key here is to make a plan. Write down everything you have come up with from step 1 through to step 5. Don’t just try and do it in your head. Put a plan down on paper.

 

When done your plan will show, your level of hearing loss, the type of lifestyle you live, the style of hearing aid you want, the features you would like your device to have and the price range you can afford.

 

Once you have this in front of you then hit the internet. Do this before you go to a supplier. The internet will have reviews and details on every hearing aid on the market. If you aren’t confident on the internet then find someone who is and get them to do this step with you.

 

This will take a while but is well worth the effort. Ideally you would want to have a list of approximately 5 different models that would be ideal for you. Now you can go confidently into buying mode.

Hearing aids

 

You can either go to an online supplier or a high street store. There are some very good online hearing aid suppliers, who have a great reputation for service and quality. Check out my recommended online supplier here. High street suppliers do tend to be a bit more expensive but you have the advantage of being there in person.

 

Finally, if you have gone through the steps above then you have a very good idea of exactly what you want. When you go to buy don’t be put off by sales patter. Don’t be talked into something you neither want nor need. This is your hearing health. This is your quality of life. Make the decision that is right for you. Happy hunting.

 

I hope I have helped. That is the purpose of this website. I appreciate all comments and suggestions. Please leave them below. I will answer back asap.

 

Regards and good hearing health,

Eddie.

 

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HD 500 Digital Hearing Aid. The Hidden Choice

Product – HD 500 Digital Hearing Aid.

Price – £599.00

Guarantee – 12 months Manufacturer’s warranty.

Where to buy – HEARING DIRECT.COM

Overall rating – 4.5 out of 5.HD 500 Digital hearing aid

 

Hidden hearing aids are proving an increasingly popular choice. They allow wearers to experience the benefits a hearing aid can bring without having to worry about the perceived stigma of wearing one.

 

Lots of people are still of the belief that hearing aids are only for older people. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. People at any age can suffer from hearing loss.

 

Some people also think that if they are seen wearing one of the traditional hearing aids that sit behind the ear, then people will somehow mark them down as different. The introduction of a more discreet type of hearing aid has opened the market to a whole new range of people.

 

Who are the HD 500 Digital Hearing Aids for.

They are really for anyone who wears hearing aids. They have become increasingly popular with people who like their devices to be more discreet. I have owned a pair of HD hearing aids for a couple of years now and can’t recommend them highly enough.

 

I’m not one to worry about others perceptions of my wearing hearing aids. My main set is the behind the ear models that are clearly visible. Few people comment but I still get the odd look now and again.Small HD 500 hearing aid

 

I tend to wear my HD hearing aids when I am out in social situations. Because they are so discreet others simply don’t know that I am wearing them. They are simple to fit and are hassle free. They are also good for wearing in wet weather due to them being lodged right inside the ear so the rain can’t get at them.

 

The Pros and Cons of the HD 500 Digital Hearing Aid.

The Pros.

For such a small device the worry is that the performance would be compromised. This couldn’t be further from the truth. This little beauty is still fully of plenty of features. The most notable are,

 

  • Discreet, almost invisible design
  • Digital sound technology
  • Price includes a free packet of batteries
  • Unique volume adjustment
  • 12 months full manufacturers warranty
  • No quibbles 30-day money back guarantee
  • Suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Low battery warning
  • Speech focus
  • Feedback/whistle management
  • Background noise suppression
  • Music appreciation feature

The HD 500 also comes as a one size fits all. This means that there is no need for ear impressions to be made or any custom fitting. The bulk of the device sits deep in the ear canal and is anchored by a retention lock to ensure a firm fit.

 

It can come pre-programmed to adopt to a mild to moderate level of hearing loss. If you have your latest audiogram test results it can also be programmed to a more personal level.

 

The Cons.

As with all hearing aids that fit deep into the ear, the HD 500 is prone to wax build up. The simple solution, however, is to purchase wax filters with the device. They are relatively inexpensive and will keep your hearing aid operating at maximum level.Hidden hearing aid HD 500

 

The only other downside to these aids is that they don’t enjoy the same level of connectivity as some of the very high-end devices that are on the market today. They are not designed to connect with iPhones or smartphones etc….

 

Training and support available with the HD 500.

If buying these devices through Hearing Direct.com then you will be able to access three different videos. They will show you how to,

 

Insert and remove the device correctly.

How to insert the battery and maintain the hearing aid correctly.

How the HD 500 operates.

 

These videos are very important. Most problems with hearing aids come from poor maintenance. It is vital to have a daily maintenance routine and if looked after properly your hearing aids can last for many years.

 

With Hearing Direct.com you also receive unrivalled support through out the life of your hearing aids. They offer a 30-day no-quibble money back guarantee. This allows you to sample the product fully to ensure they are the right choice for you.

 

They also offer full servicing for the lifetime of the device at no extra cost. Their support network of technicians and fully qualified audiologists means that there is always an expert on hand to help you solve any problems you may have.

 

Summary and conclusion.

In short, the HD 500 Digital hearing aid is one of the very best hidden hearing aids on the market today. The quality of sound is fantastic and the price is exceptional for this type of device. It also comes in two different colours, Beige and black.Screenshot HD 500 hearing aid

 

You can wear these virtually anywhere and no one else will be any the wiser. They are a very comfortable fit and after wearing them once or twice you will virtually forget that they are there at all.

 

The range and quality of features included within this device make it a stand out in its class. That coupled with the expertise that I know you get with Hearing Direct.com means that you can buy these with confidence. In my humble opinion, if you want a discreet hearing aid that doesn’t compromise on the quality of sound then the HD 500 Digital hearing aids are for you.

 

Buy the HD 500 Digital hearing aid now

 

Thank you for visiting my site. I am always here to help and offer advice. I love to receive your comments and suggestions. If you have one please leave it below. I will reply to them all asap.

 

Regards,

Eddie.

Hearing Aids Sale. Oticon Ria2 Pro.

Oticon Ria2 Pro hearing aid

Product – Oticon Ria2 Pro.

Price – £725.00

Guarantee – Manufacturer’s Warranty.

Where To Buy – HEARING DIRECT.COM

Overall rating – 4 out of 5.

 

The Oticon Ria2 Pro sits firmly at the entry level in terms of hearing aids. It is a direct replacement for the previous model, the Oticon Ria Pro (Oticon H110). It may not possess all the bells and whistles of some of the more expensive models on the market but still comes with an array of impressive technology and will appeal to anyone who wants a quality aid at a great price.

 

Who is the Oticon Ria2 Pro for?

This model has been designed specifically for those people who live a fairly quiet life. I wouldn’t recommend it for those who are heavily involved in active sports or who spend a lot of time outdoors in all weathers. The device is not waterproof and like most hearing aids needs to be protected from moisture damage.

 

It is ideal for those people who need a helping hand for simple everyday living, such as listening to television, radio and enjoying normal conversations. It is a very robust and eye pleasing hearing aid and comes in a wide range of colours and styles.

 

It would be a great model for students, people who enjoy a fairly normal family life and also for elderly people. It has an excellent sound quality and can adapt to different listening environments.

 

The Pros and Cons of the Oticon Ria2 Pro.

The Pros.

The Oticon Ria2 Pro has a number of key features that put it ahead of its predecessor and most other models that would be classed as entry level hearing devices.

 

6 bands controlling 16 sound frequency channels. This allows your hearing aid to be tailored to your specific hearing needs. It will mean a better clarity of sound and clearer conversations. The more bands that are available generally mean a better quality of sound.

 

Wind noise reduction. This does exactly what it says on the tin. Wind interference can cause havoc with hearing aids. This device will filter that noise out and allow better and clearer hearing.

 

Inium feedback shield. Your hearing aid can sometimes be a bit like a microphone and experience feedback which can be extremely annoying. The shield will put a stop to this without losing any of its effectiveness in picking up other background sounds.

 

FreeFocus essential. This technology allows the hearing aid to pick up sound from 3 different directions at once. Lots of hearing aids are one dimensional in terms of picking up sound, so this is especially good if someone is standing behind you or off to the side and speaking to you.Oticon Ria2 Pro hearing aid

 

Adaption Manager. Sometimes the amplified sound from a new hearing aid can be very off putting for new wearers. It can take time to get used to the new sounds you are hearing. With the adaption manager, the device will gradually increase the sound level over a period of time allowing you to adjust to your new device.

 

Binaural Co-ordination. This involves what is called BrainHearing Technology. It actually allows both hearing aids to synchronise. Basically both hearing aids talk to each other to ensure that volume levels and programming are equal and that both aids work together to give you the very best hearing experience.

 

Tinnitus sound support. This is a great feature for anyone who also suffers from tinnitus. Tinnitus is generally described as a ringing, whistling or buzzing sound in the ear. It is very common in people with hearing loss. The Oticon Ria2 Pro can help to neutralize this noise by playing a gentle, relaxing sound into the ear, which helps to distract the brain from the annoying tinnitus sound.

 

The Cons.

I don’t want to be to hard on this hearing aid as it is very specifically aimed at the entry level but it has it’s limitations. In fairness, the manufacturer’s don’t claim that it is comparable to the more expensive models so it can’t be judged against them.

 

With technology advancing at a rapid rate the lack of connectivity with this device would be the biggest drawback for me. There are a range of listening accessories that can be bought to work with the Oticon Ria2 Pro but that will only add to your budget.

 

If wireless streaming, remote operating and connectivity are your thing then this is not the device for you. All of those features are available on other hearing aids.

 

Summary and overall verdict.

The Oticon Ria2 Pro will not cater to the needs for today’s tech savvy hearing aid users. That said, most people who use hearing aids, simply want a device that will allow them to hear the television or have a normal conversation at home or work. If that is the case then this model could be ideal for you.

 

It still has a fairly impressive range of features that will allow for a great quality of sound and an excellent user experience. Oticon are a very well known hearing aid manufacturer and having their name on the product means that it can be trusted from a quality point of view.

 

Whilst recognising it’s limitations, I would have no hesitation in recommending the Oticon Ria2 Pro hearing aid. It is a good quality product and will serve it’s owners very well throughout it’s lifetime.

 

Why buy from Hearing Direct.com

When choosing a new hearing aid it is vital to use a reputable supplier. I have used Hearing Direct.com for many years. The quality of service I always receive is second to none and their prices are always as good as I can find. They have a 6 point plan in place for all their hearing aids and this should be the very minimum to look for in a hearing aid supplier.

 

1. A full hearing test and examination (if necessary) by qualified professionals.

2. A full manufacturer’s warranty.

3. Fitting and programming of your hearing aids.

4. VAT inclusive prices.

5. Fine tuning and aftercare of your hearing aids for the lifetime of the devices.

6. 60 day full money back guarantee, if you are not completely satisfied.

 

Buy the Oticon Ria2 Pro with complete piece of mind here.

As always, thanks for dropping by. I appreciate all comments,queries and questions. Please leave one below and I will answer asap.

Regards,

Eddie.

 

 

Cheap Hearing Aids – Where To Get Them

Buy hearing aids can be a very expensive business. Top of the range models can cost upwards of £/$2000. This sort of cost can put people off having a better quality of life. Can you buy cheap hearing aids and if so then where is the best place to buy them.

 

What you need to know when buying cheap hearing aids.medi fit behind the ear hearing aid

I am going to review three cheap hearing aids here but there are a few fundamental things you will need to have before you make any decision on what type of device to buy.

 

Firstly, and most importantly you need to know the level of hearing loss you have. This is critical to ensuring that any hearing aid you purchase will meet your needs. To determine your hearing level you should have an audiogram done. This can be done by your doctor or by going to a hearing aid supplier who will generally have this facility on site.

 

Once you have established your hearing loss level, mild, moderate, severe or profound then you need to ask yourself what you want your new hearing aid to do. Is it primarily for use at home? Will you be wearing it to work? Will it need to be able to work in a noisy environment? Do you want it to be hidden from view?

 

Make a list of all the things you want from your hearing aid. Then set yourself a budget. My advice is always to set your budget as high as possible. After all, you are investing in your future quality of life and generally speaking the more you spend the better the device will be.

 


Where is the best place to buy cheap hearing aids?

If you know your hearing loss level or have a recent audiogram and have made a list of what you want your hearing aids to do then the best place that I have found for cheap devices is Amazon.

 

There are thousands of products to chose from and they range from a few £/$’s up to the very expensive models. I have chosen 3 different models to look at here and all of them are under £/$100.

 


Med-Fit Discreet Medically Approved Digital Hearing Aid.

Where to buy – AMAZON.

Price – £39.95medi fit hearing aid

This is what I would call an entry level hearing aid. It fit’s both ears so doesn’t require any custom fitting and There are no bells and whistles with it but it does have a volume control. The main features are,

 

Digital technology delivering quality sound to your ear

Comfortable fit and almost invisible

Adjustable Volume -Fits Both Left & Right Ears

Medically Approved Digital Hearing Aid

Intelligent volume control

It is a pleasant looking device and comes in a sturdy presentation box. On the negative side, the description doesn’t tell you what level of hearing loss it caters for or where it is best used.

 


Infini Ear – The Digital Rechargeable Hearing Aid – Double pack.

Where to buy – AMAZON

Price – £74.95infini ear hearing aids

If you have done the homework that I mentioned above then the information provided for this hearing aid will allow you to make a better choice before you purchase. The main features of this device are,

 

Discreet design

This amazing new super small device fits in your ear – in fact, it’s so discreet you can hardly notice it.

Simply slip it in your ear and adjust the volume to suit your hearing needs and away you go! The design is so compact and comfortable that you’ll soon forget you’re wearing it.

Advanced Circuitry

The advanced microelectronic amplification circuitry will give you enhanced hearing without any whistles or interference that you find with cheaper imitations.

And because we are selling direct to customers we are able to offer the Infini Ear at an affordable price.

Other companies like you to believe that improved hearing costs a fortune, but not with Infini Ear.

No more batteries!

And what’s more, you’ll never have to worry about the cost or having to replace batteries.

The Infini Ear is fully rechargeable!infini ear rechargeable hearing aids

All you need to do is pop it into the charger and turn it on. You can charge it while you sleep. It’s so much more convenient than having to fiddle about with batteries.

As it doesn’t need to carry batteries it’s smaller than other devices. Ditch your old-fashioned fiddly device and try the new Infini Ear.

 

There are a few positives regarding this device that should be pointed out. The fact that you get two hearing aids will please a lot of people and also that they are rechargeable, so you no longer have to worry about batteries. Their small size will also be pleasing to those who don’t like their hearing aids to be seen by others.

 

On the negative side. Once again there is no mention of the level of hearing loss that these devices cover. I would also like to have seen information on how long a fully charged battery lasts.

 


New Siemens Touching hearing aid 100% Digital High Power BTE Behind the Ear Device.

Where to buy – AMAZON

Price – £97.58siemens touching hearing aids

One of the first things noticeable from the product description is that it actual tells you what level of hearing loss this device is aimed at. The rest of the information is very comprehensive and will allow you to make a very informed choice regarding this product. The main features of this device are,

 

Siemens is the largest manufacturer of hearing aids all over the world. This LATEST DESIGNED TOUCHING model is, Ready-To-Wear, 100% Pure Digital, Mini Size, Super High Power, Behind-The-Ear hearing aid. It suits for moderate to severe hearing loss. TOUCHING provides superior sound quality with low distortion – at a very competitive price. Unique in its class, TOUCHING uses a highly advanced feedback cancellation system, for comfortable hearing.

 

Features 1.100% digital signal processing chip 2.Low distorted, low noise digit acoustic fidelity output 3.Microphone noise abatement 4.Excellent feedback elimination system 5.New robust design with reinforcement, moisture-proof new outward appearance 6.Rocker volume control 7.Single easy to adjust NH Trimmer 8.Button control with two functions: Soft/Loud 9.Suit for the people with moderate and severe hearing loss.

 

Specification 1.Sturdy and good looking housing in fine finish. 2.Use one AA battery (not included) 3.For Moderate to severe hearing loss 4.Low frequency noise reduction mode 5.Siemens is the world’s largest manufacturer of hearing aids with 6.superior quality – at a very competitive price.

 

Package Content 1 BRAND NEW Siemens TOUCHING, 100% Digital, Mini Size, Super High Power, Behind-the-Ear, hearing aid 1 User Manual 3 different size ear plugs to fit your ear 1 carrying case.siemens hearing aid

 

Instructions 1.The wire plug connected to the headset.Then earplug connector (hard) to the headset, earbuds (silica gel) to connect to the headphone connector pedestal 2.The battery installation: Gently open the battery compartment cover, put a battery into the battery compartment in the right direction, then close the battery compartment. 3.Before you use this item, you have to turn the ON-OFF switch to Off, and turn the sound volume to minimum 4.Then put this item on your ear, keep it tightly 5.Next, turn this item ON, adjust the volume until you hear a clear sound.

 

It is clear to me that this is the most sophisticated of the three devices I have looked at. There is a good description of the device and they have even included the fitting instructions. It also comes with a 1-year manufacturers warranty.

 


To round things up

 

So there you have it, 3 different models, at 3 different prices and all under £100. This is only the tip of the iceberg. As I have said above there are thousands of hearing aids available online.

 

Amazon is one of the biggest and best sales platforms in the world. That is why I have endorsed them here. They have a reputation second to none and their returns policy also offers you a good measure of protection.

 

If none of these products is what you are looking for and you want to browse more, then just click the Amazon link at the bottom left-hand side of this page and type in hearing aids. This will bring you up many many more choices.

 

As always I would love to hear from you. Have you ever bought a cheap hearing aid online? How did you find the experience? Was the device what you expected? Please feel free to leave a comment below and I will answer it as soon as possible.

Regards,

Eddie.

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Digital Hearing Aids Prices – Why Are They So Costly

Trying to explore the world of digital hearing aids prices can be a nightmare. There are literally thousands of different products out there.

 

Prices can range from £/$10 for a very basic sound amplifier which can be purchased on Amazon, right through to digital hearing aids that can cost up to and beyond £/$3000.

tiny hearing aids

 

Why is there such a vast difference in the price?

 

Technology, pure and simple! A basic sound amplifier is just that, a small device that will amplify the sound coming towards it. They aren’t particularly pretty but they still have their place in the hearing world.

 

Digital hearing aids, on the other hand, have gone through a revolution over the past 15 years. The advances in technology which we are all aware of in our mobile phones have been extended to just about everything that operates with a microchip.

 

The technology available in digital hearing aids today is such that the best models can be wirelessly connected to your iPhone, iPad, iPod and smartphone, allowing you to remotely connect and access the very latest sounds directly to your aids.

 

The digital hearing aids price range.

It isn’t possible to go through every price, the range is just too vast. However, we can break the prices down into 3 main bands. If you would like information on a product at a certain price please get in touch and I will research something specific to your individual needs.

 

The lower price band.

Prices in this band will typically range from £/$199 to £/$600. At this level, you can expect to get a good solid functional hearing device. They will come with a range of features that may include things like a feedback shield to stop unwanted whistling or dynamic speech enhancement to pick up softer sounds. You can have them as hidden hearing aids that are almost invisible such as the HD 250 (check out my review here).

hidden hearing aids
The HD 250

 

The middle price band.

The prices here will range from approximately £/$600 to £/$1300. You will typically find everything here that is in the lower band features but now technological advances begin to kick in. Additional features you will typically see at this level will be things like multi-channel sound processors for hearing in very different environments and a range of wireless options.The behind the ear (BTE) models will also be typically smaller and much more discreet. A typical model in this band is the ReSound LiNX 7 (review here).

hearing aids linked to apple
The ReSound LiNX 7

 

The upper price band.

From here the price will reflect just how much you want to delve into the world of science fiction. We really are seeing technology at it’s very best with every new product to hit the market.

 

At the upper band level, you can expect full wireless connectivity to things like your iPhone and smartphones, your hearing aids can be remotely controlled to perform a variety of functions.

 

These can include, up to 16 channels for hearing in any environment, up to 4 memories enabling your hearing aids to remember environments you have been in before and automatically reset themselves. Self-learning technology which allows your aids to recognise various environments and adjust automatically to give you the best experience.

 

They can include media streaming, directional microphones, advanced noise control, feedback eliminators and tone and voice indicators. Really the options available are almost endless. Check out the Starkey Wi Series i110.

digital hearing aids
Starkey Wi i110 hearing aid

 

So how are you supposed to know which ones to buy?

 

Purchasing a digital hearing aid is a big decision. For those of us who wear them, they are a vital part of our everyday existence. With this in mind, it is critical that the money you are investing gets you the hearing aids that are right for you.

 

My three step guide can hopefully give you a platform when trying to decide on the right aids for you. A large part of the decision will be down to personal choice but always be conscious of,

  1. Your level of hearing loss. Not all hearing aids are suitable for all levels of hearing loss. The general levels are, mild, moderate, severe and profound. Ask your doctor or audiologist for your most recent test results.
  2. What do you want from your digital hearing aids? Only you know what matters most to you. Do you want almost invisible ones or is wireless connectivity your thing. Once you know your basics everything else will be a bonus.
  3. Your budget. Some people will be astonished at the prices of some hearing aids. I believe that you are investing in your quality of life. Set the budget that you can afford and stick to it.

 

Once you have these basics then you can begin to make an informed decision on the type of digital hearing aids to purchase. Finally, do not forget to look at the overall package you are being offered. Check whether your hearing aids come with a life after care deal, (they should). Also check the manufacturer,s warranty, it should be at least 1 year.

 

I hope you have found this information useful. I always appreciate comments and feedback. Please feel free to leave any below.

Regards,

Eddie

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Hidden Hearing Aids – HD 250 Review

Product – HD 250 Digital Hidden Hearing Aidhidden hearing aids

Price – £229.00

Warranty – 12 months manufacturers

Where To Buy – HEARING DIRECT.

Overall Rating – 10 out of 10.

 

Hidden hearing aids have become very common amongst those who are uncomfortable wearing the ones that sit behind the ear. It gives them more confidence in social situations and makes them feel less noticeable.

 

With some hearing aids costing in the thousands of £/$, the HD 250 digital model, at £229 is very much at the bargain end of the spectrum. So, just what sort of quality do you get for this sort of money?

 

What type of hearing aid are they and who are they for.

 

The HD 250 Digital hidden hearing aid is what is known as an ITE (in the ear) aid. This means that the whole of the aid sits in the ear. There is nothing to loop behind the ear which makes them virtually invisible for others to see.

 

They are a tiny device and very discreet. For those people who are self-conscious about their hearing aids then this model will be ideal.

invisible hearing aid

 

They are suited to those who suffer a hearing loss in the range of mild to moderate. This is the most common range of hearing loss and particularly applies to the elderly as their hearing diminishes as they get older.

 

What are the key features of the HD 250 Digital Hearing Aid?

 

For such a small device and at this price range, there are a number of very significant features that I would not have expected to see.

 

They are pre-programmed to assume a high-frequency requirement most commonly linked to age-related hearing loss. However, if you send your latest audiogram to HEARING DIRECT they will re set it accordingly.

 

They are a one size fits all hearing aid. There is no need to get molds done of your ear etc… The device comes with 3 silicone tips to ensure that they will fit any size of ear.

 

The other significant features of the HD 250 hidden hearing aids are;

 

  • Tri-mode layered noise reduction
  • Push button volume control
  • Feedback shield blocks unwanted whistling
  • Dynamic Speech Enhancement
  • Memory change indicator with adjustable frequency and volume levels
  • 12 months full manufacturers warranty
  • Low battery warning
  • Uses a 10A batterytiny hearing aids

What are the negatives?

 

To be honest I cannot find any. If you want a top of the technology range hearing aid that will connect to your smartphone and television wirelessly then this model is not for you. In fairness, the manufacturer doesn’t make any such claims.

 

To sum up then.

 

At a price of £229.00, the HD 250 Digital hearing aid represents great value for money. The features of the device mean that you are getting a quality product that is both discreet to wear and will allow mild to moderate hearing loss sufferers to hear in even difficult environments.

 

I have owned a pair of these hearing aids for almost 6 months now. Actually, mine is slightly different but only because my hearing loss is different. I was fairly skeptical of getting them due to the price and I did not expect to like them at all. I can say with all honesty that they are one of the best hearing aids I have ever used.

discreet hearing aid

 

In addition to the excellent price they are offered at, HEARING DIRECT also have a 30-day money back guarantee. Simply try them out and if you don’t like them send them back for a full refund.

 

As always I would love to hear from you. If you have any comments or questions please feel free to leave them in the box below and I will reply as soon as possible.

Regards,

Eddie

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ReSound LiNX 7 Hearing Aids Review

ReSound LiNX 7
ReSound LiNX 7 Hearing Aids

Product – ReSound LiNX 7 Hearing Aids.

Price – £1395.00

Guarantee – Full 60-day money back.

Where to buyHearing Direct.

Rating – 9 out of 10.

The future of hearing aid technology is here. Imagine having a hearing aid that can be controlled directly from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?

Well, you are looking at it. The manufacturers have teamed up with Apple to produce what they call, the first “made for iPhone” hearing aid.

This latest technology promises to bring a whole new level of hearing experience to hearing aid users. With its smart App connection, you can control your aids with your Apple devices.

Is the ReSound LiNX 7 suitable for you?

The aim of this device is to bring a very high quality, personal level of sound experience to people with a mild to severe hearing loss. It is designed specifically to work with Apple devices to enhance the user experience. It comes as a small, almost invisible receiver in the ear (RITE). The battery and processor sit behind the ear.

I would say that these hearing aids will be particularly appealing to a younger generation. To have them integrated with their Apple devices will have a massive bearing on people’s decision making.

ReSound LiNX 7

If they sound impressive so far, then read the key features.

SmartApp – You will find this in the Apple Store. It gives maximum connectivity between your Apple device and your hearing aid, and will provide the following functions:

  • Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset – if you want to listen to some music, your hearing aids can be turned into a surround sound stereo headset at a click of a button.
  • Audio Streaming Program – enables sound to be streamed directly to your iPhone or alternative Apple device, making listening to music or taking part in a telephone conversation a simple and rewarding experience.
  • Remote Microphone –This will turn your Apple device into a microphone. Very useful when you find yourself in hard to hear environments.
  • Remote Control for your hearing aids – can be conducted via your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. You are in control and can change the settings to suit your needs.
  • Geo Tag your favorite places – This one is particularly ingenious. With the settings to match that particular environment. Upon your return to the same area, your hearing aids will adjust automatically.
  • User Guide and Help Section – Full user guide on how best to maintain and utilize your hearing aid.

Now for a little bit of the additional technology available.

ReSound LiNX 7

SmartRange Dual Core Platform – facilitates access to FaceTime, Skype, TV, films, and music by processing high-quality sound wirelessly to your hearing aid.

Sound Shaper – helps to improve the clarity of speech.

Binaural Fusion – with 2.4 GHz of wireless capability, your hearing aids are designed to communicate with each other to produce the very best sound.

Environmental Optimizer – reduces wind interference and background noise, to enable your hearing aid to produce excellent clarity even in more challenging listening environments.

Natural Directionality Program – creates a natural and equalized sound by enabling the microphone settings to be adjusted according to the direction of the speech you wish to focus on.

iSolate Nanotech coating – offers dust and moisture resistant protection, prolonging the life of your hearing device.

17 Sound Frequency Channels – provides greater choice when programming your hearing aid to suit your personal requirements.

Surround Sound Technology – provides an organic, natural listening experience.

Synchronized Soft Switching – means that your hearing aids can adapt automatically to compensate for loud or unexpected noise, reducing levels to a more comfortable level when required.

Comfort Phone Program – allows your ‘phone ear’ to receive enhanced volume so that speech is highlighted, while the other hearing aid reduces the background noise around you. This provides focus and clarity to your telephone conversation.

Three memory programs – allow you to adjust your hearing aids according to your personal requirements.

ReSound LiNX 7
ReSound LiNX 7 Hearing Aids

For more of the technical information, you can go to Hearing Direct. These hearing aids come with a full manufacturers warranty and a 60-day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. You also have free aftercare and tuning throughout the life of the aids.

They also come in a variety of different colors and are water resistant.

The ReSound LiNX 7  is not for those who need a fairly basic hearing aid.

In my opinion, these hearing aids will be extremely popular with people who love their gadgets. We all know how popular the Apple brand is and anything associated with it is generally quality assured. If this is you and you want the very best that technology has to offer in your hearing aids then go for it.

If these are for you then don’t be put off by the price. Your hearing aids are an investment in both your hearing health and in your quality of life and you can’t put a price on that.

 

Feel free to leave a comment. I will reply as soon as possible.

Regards,

Eddie

Get the ReSound LiNX 7 Hearing Aids HERE

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HD 250 Digital Hearing Aid.

HD 390 Digital Hearing Aids.