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Paul R. Member in the United States of America

About Paul R.

I have sensorineural hearing loss brought on by being around loud music. This included several years of being on the road with arena bands plus being a musician. I regret not protecting my hearing but the damage is done. Now I'm faced with a constant struggle to hear. Whether it's speech in noise (the worst), or just people who speak softly, I have a hard time hearing clearly. In addition to my hearing loss, I have tinnitus which is annoying and distracting to living.

I got my first set of aids six years ago. They were Oticon Delta RIC and while they helped me hear, I found that I was very self-conscience about wearing the aids. One day after teaching a class, I removed the aids and put them away. I never found them again. At that point I was so frustrated with losing my aids and not being able to hear that I decided not to replace them. So I went for a year, struggling to catch bits and pieces of conversations. Trying to hear what is being said can be exhausting if you are hearing impaired. These days I'm no longer self-conscience about wearing aids, I just want to be able to hear what people are saying.

Hearing Aid Reviews

Virto q nano

29 December 2014
Decent Value - I have worn these aids for over a year now. This model does well in environments where noise is not too much of an issue. But the occasional visit to a busy restaurant will make you wish you had spent the extra money on a more advanced model. I think this model is good for watching TV at home or ... [ Read More ]
V 13

18 February 2015
A Sound Investment - Before I purchased these devices, I was wearing Phonak Nano Q 50 CIC. It began to be apparent to me that having my ear canals plugged up was not giving me the best hearing abilities. A few years ago I had a pair of Delta Oticon's RIC that worked well for my loss. However, I managed to lose them a... [ Read More ]