Based on 2 User Reviews
My initial reaction wearing the insio was not good. I felt very plugged up and chewing food while wearing them was impossibly loud. Both hearing aids also hurt a great deal initially, as I later came to find out that the original earmolds that had been taken were either bad earmolds or were misshaped in shipping, either way, the newer molds both fit comfortably. I was skeptical of the claims on the binax aids "hear better in background noise than people with normal hearing." While I can't say I hear better than someone with normal hearing, I've never had a hearing aid help me as much in noisy situations as these do. I also have ringing in the ears, so the tinnitus noiser was a great addition, though I would warn anyone considering these that if you get the tinnitus noiser added there is a chance the aids will need to be made larger to accommodate that feature. It's what happened with me. For anyone trying these I would say give it a few weeks time to allow yourself to get adjusted to hearing all the new sounds, and more importantly, don't be shy if they are not fitting 100% comfortable and ask for a remake from your audiologist. These aids were worth the expense in the end, it has been one of the best purchases I've ever made for myself.
I am still trying to get over the initial occlusion, it feels like my ears are always plugged. I am however, more sensitive to this than most, I would assume, as I also wear a set of RICs, but had been interested in a pair of good fitting IICs for a while now. These hearing aids are very small, though not quite as small as I'd like, but they do sit beyond the first bend of my ear canal which renders them completely invisible.
I also have a hard time pulling the hearing aids out, and so purposely opened the battery door when it was in my ear, and pulled on the door to get the aid out. The door snapped, but was quickly replaced by my audi, so don't do that. I had a longer string added to the aids instead which is still hidden, I can tuck it behind my tragus.
From what I had read this style of hearing aid is not the best for hearing clearly in noise but I've been surprised that they are just about the same as my Bernafon RICs from Costco. Not sure that I have "better hearing in noise than those with normal hearing" as the pamphlet stated, but I am pleased.
Finally I am using the touchcontrol app with my iPhone and that has been lovely. Very easy way to discreetly adjust the aids, actually the only way because mine has no buttons. I would say if you get these aids the app is a must have.
Overall can recommend pretty strongly with the note that this is my first set of IICs so not much to compare them to.
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