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Siemens and Oticon are both excellent manufacturers, researching and developing the best in hearing aid technology. I have worked with both the Primax 7 and the new Oticon Opn with success. It's always nice to work with an audiologist that will let you try both instruments however, it also depends on your needs. If you want the latest in direct connection to your iphone that option is not available in the Siemens product. On the other hand, Siemens is the way to go if you want a rechargable device. If you have an audiologist that you are comfortable with and trust they will guide you through this process. Best wishes and success,
The primax 7 is an excellent choice. The Oticon Opn is also an excellent option as they are both top flight solutions.
Generally speaking your loss can be easily addressed. However the greatest determinate of success is your speach discrimination scores.
This in combination with your other listening environments that you are needing addressed in addition to your budget will ultimately decide the right level of technology and product needs.
The ultimate goal is to get you hearing on a path that will be sustainable over your lifetime while preserving your current hearing and your ability to discriminate speech.
Why not try both and see which is better for you? Find an audiologist who isn't owned by the company they work for and have them order both. Try each for a week and you decide which is best for you. There will probably be a charge but it would be money well spent.
Both systems are good, but more importantly, you should see a professional and listen to the aids yourself! Find someone in your area that would provide a demonstration of both technologies.
Both options are excellent choices. You won't make a bad choice either way. My preference is the Opn, but the only way to truly know, is to try them both. I am certain the dispenser you are working with is willing to let you try them both before you decide. I fimly believe there is not a single hearing aid that is right for everyone. We all have different preferences. Manufacturers process sound differently, which means you will likely notice an immediate sound quality difference between the two instruments. Both are successful leading manufacturers but you will likely prefer one over the other. Try before you buy!
I have found over the years that while I might be able to predict generally how many will choose which device, I am not always right...I prefer putting both aids on patients to see which one they prefer. My patients have been pleased with this approach because no one knows their ears like they do!
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