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I have profound hearing loss both ears. I wear Beltone Boost Plus 1795. Is there a better brand for one-on-one conversation? Any other suggestions for better speech understanding?

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Clifford Olson, AuD

Audiologist in Anthem

05 May 2017 - 709 Views

There are not a lot of differences between hearing aids when it comes to understanding speech better in a one-on-one situation.  Particularly in a quiet situation.  In-order-to answer this question properly, 3 pieces of information need to be identified.1.       What is your Word Recognition Score?          Your Word Recognition Score is a percentage of correct words that you get when you are tested at an audible level.  If you have a low percentage correct score, then you will likely receive similar results from even the most expensive hearing aid... Read more

Is there any reason to buy ReSound over Beltone?

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Christine Pickup, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Rupert

21 May 2018 - 115 Views

ReSound and Beltone are both made by the same parent company, and the technology is essentially identical.  The main reason to consider ReSound over Beltone is that the software for the Beltone is locked.  This means that you can only have your hearing aids programmed by a Beltone dealership.  The ReSound aids could be programmed by any office that services ReSound aids.  It gives you, as a patient, more flexibility.