Product – HD 390 Digital Hearing Aids.
Price – £399.00
Where to buy – HEARING DIRECT.COM
Overall rating – 10 out of 10.
People often feel self conscious about wearing hearing aids. They feel as if they somehow make them stand out from the crowd. Hidden hearing aids have opened the door to allow more people to experience the benefits of being able to hear properly again.
I remember when I was first told that I would have to wear hearing aids. It was quite a shock to the system because I had survived for so many years without them even though my hearing was poor.
The first time I tried the national health service ones on in the hospital, I just felt so uncomfortable. Walking back to my car I felt that every pair of eyes were on me. It was the same when I walked into the house with them and even worse when I went out for an evening with friends a couple of days later.
The problem with the old style hearing aids.
I vowed there and then to search for something that didn’t look like a radio antenna stuck to the side of my head. I just felt that I would never get used to the feel of them being there.
My main concern was that although I knew that I needed them, this uncomfortable and self conscious feeling would eventually make me take them off and throw them away. That would have been a real pity because the sound quality of them were really good. Just goes to show what vanity can do for you!!!
Anyway I eventually got over myself and to this day I have about 4 different sets of hearing aids. Three of the sets are the BTE (behind the ear) hearing aids that people can see and one of the sets is a pair of ITE (in the ear or hidden) hearing aids.
Why are hidden hearing aids still so popular.
The main reason is the very one I spoke of above. People who have to use them for the first time still feel self conscious. People still feel that they are being looked at, that their disability is on show.
I may have got over my personal issues with wearing BTE (behind the ear) devices but lots of others haven’t. Hidden hearing aids have other benefits in their favour other than just the cosmetic reasons.
Behind the ear models are about as useful as a chocolate fire guard when you are caught in a sudden rain shower without an umbrella or a hood. Water and moisture are the nemesis of hearing aids. With a set of hidden devices you will be fine.
What is so great about the HD 390 Digital hearing aids?
I have a set of the previous model, the HD 250. I have had them for about 4 years now and they are still going great guns. My set are so simple to use that I have never had to bring them back to be fixed or re calibrated.
The HD 390 are the same tough construction as my old faithfuls but with a far higher specification. Amazingly, the HD 390 digital hearing aids are cheaper to buy now than my old ones were when I got them 4 years ago. There is an injustice in there somewhere I’m sure.
Have a look at some of the key features of the HD 390 Hidden hearing aids.
Tri – mode layered noise reduction. This feature will boost soft sounds and automatically reduce noises that are to loud through the dynamic speech enhancement function.
Air touch multi memory – In environments where you need a bit more volume, simply tap the outside of the ear canal and the device will do the rest.
Feedback shield – This will cut out those annoying whistling sounds that hearing aids are prone to.
One size fits all – Using a clever system of silicone tips, there is no need for specific moulds to be made of your ear.
These devices are fully programmable by hearing direct according to your audiogram.
They have a memory change indicator with adjustable frequency and volume control.
It also comes with a full 12 month manufacturers warranty as well as Hearing Directs 30 day no quibble money back guarantee.
Rather than me list all of the features of these hearing aids endlessly, you can get the full specification by clicking on THIS LINK TO HEARING DIRECT.COM. They also have three videos on their page showing,
How to insert and remove the hearing aids properly.
How to insert and remove the battery properly.
How to use and maintain the hearing aids properly.
HD 390 Digital Hearing Aids Summary.
An ideal choice for those people who are a bit self conscious about wearing hearing aids. This particular model has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a much more expensive device.
The price of these hearing aids alone will make them very popular. The manufacturers warranty is excellent and the 30 day money back guarantee allows you to get a really good feel for them to ensure that they meet all your needs. Overall, I haven’t been able to find any reason to mark these hearing aids down in my review.
Anyone who has had to buy hearing aids before will certainly realise the value for money that these devices represent.
As always I would love to hear from you. Do you own a set of hidden hearing aids? If so what is your experience of them? If you have any questions then please leave them below and I will get back to you asap.