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Old 10-07-2015, 11:56 PM   #1
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Eargo hearing aids

Has anybody here tried the Eargo hearing aids?
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:45 AM   #2
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Phonak, before that Otocon.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:36 AM   #3
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Been thru the hearing aid dance .

The key is what is lost. For most folks its 1000cps to 1500cps and that is what most amplifiers do.

For across the board hearing loss , the simpler TV $29.00 units do better at broad spectrum amplification.

Cosco has only a max 17% markup ( unlike the "specialist " with a 1000% markup) and a 90 day return , full money back policy.

Its individual, but for me $29 is more understandable than the Swiss $2400 units
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Phonak, before that Otocon.
Same here. I have the Phonaks now and have had two different Otocon models with the Otocon miniRITES being my favorites.
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:18 PM   #5
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I have the Oticon miniRites also. They are the only ones I've ever had and they do a good job for me.
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:27 AM   #6
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:42 AM   #7
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I would love to find a unit that I can adjust the frequency and volume of the boost.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:39 AM   #8
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Volume boost is easy. Ours have six levels including a movie/TV mode. The frequency adjustment on ours has always been done by the audiologist. I look at as an equalizer. I am missing some frequencies at a given volume. The audiologist brings the missing frequencies only up to pretty much a straight line without adjusting the frequencies that I hear correctly with.

The new generation hearing aids are pretty smart with directional microphones, background noise canceling and Bluetooth connectivity.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:52 AM   #9
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You need an audiologist - they will test your hearing and make recommendations to the type of equipment that will best work for you. The latest aids are very smart, they switch programs seamlessly and have remotes that you can use to adjust them. You can also stream music through them and cell phone calls if you like that sort of thing.

Just be prepared for the sticker shock. If you think boat electronics are expensive...
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:47 PM   #10
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Thanks guys!

I jusrt saw the ad for the new eargo units and was impressed. My hearing is not so good anymore and I've been thinking about a solution.
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"Just be prepared for the sticker shock. If you think boat electronics are expensive..."

Probably $35 each on batches of 1,000 in China , $7,000 a pair in the USA , and the audio guy keeps the payments up on his 955 . Most remind me of used car salesmen , or congress folks.

I would love to locate a unit I can adjust , at home.

In the winter we are 55 miles one way to town , in Summer 1200 miles from home.
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Ksanders, You access Anchorage do you not? I would suggest visit to Costco there and have them give you a free test and discuss the Dextron ear pieces. I visited the Shoreline Costco in Seattle two years ago and purchased a single unit as I am total deaf in the one ear. The Dextron unit was priced at $1200.00. I have been back twice for adjustment and each time there was no charge for the service. As well, the ear pieces and cleaning tools are free and as many as you feel required in absents of being able to pick up like local residents. My piece had a two year warranty and now after the warranty period and I have a problem, the charge regardless is around $138.00.
the unit may not be as fancy as some have posted,I don't tweet. text.bluetooth or Facebook so none of those applications apply to my needs. There is a capability to change levels of sound factors. The unit is waterproof but it is not recommended to wear in the shower or have a direct force of water directed to the unit.
I have visited the Costco store that sold it to me twice for adjustment. Each time the service was and is always free. Ear pieces are free and available in numbers agreed needed for being an absent customer.
I chose the rechargeable model although the throwaway batteries are interchangeable. I carry those when out on the boat or traveling.
All and all the Rexton is a good dollar investment.(MHOP)
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