The most powerful hearing aid on the market today
I’m Ylla, I’m 71 years old, I have a progressive hearing loss that started in my teens. In my early 30s I got my first pair of hearing aids, so I’ve been wearing hearing aids for about 40 years. People have asked me in the last 10 years or so, “why do you even bother wearing hearing
aids?” It’s true that now I have a profound hearing loss in both ears so I am essentially deaf, so why would I wear hearing aids or buy a new pair of hearing aids? I find that hearing aids are important socially, wearing them is how I can tell how my voice sounds, whether I’m yelling, whether I’m whispering, I can also tell if someones speaking to me, I may not always be able to understand what they’re saying because my hearing loss is so profound, but I can tell when they’re talking to me, I can tell if my grandkids are calling me from another room, or crying. I also wear them all the time, even when I’m not going to be in a social setting because when the brain stops hearing it also stops listening and so, that adds another layer of deafness. My hearing aids are important for me as far as safety is concerned, because I can hear loud noises like dogs barking or a car honking. Recently I heard that there was a brand new technology in power aids, which is the kind I have to wear, and so I decided to replace the ones I’d been wearing for 10 years. Now I have a budget and so I went online to see if I could find a good price. That’s when I found ZipHearing. I was able to get just about any, well really any manufacturer I’ve worn in the past 40 years, I could get through ZipHearing, at a major discount, so this was important to me. ZipHearing set me up with a no obligation appointment at a local hearing center. I dealt with an excellent, very experienced dispenser who tested my hearing aid made recommendations. I chose the hearing aids I wanted, made the purchase, and was fitted within a couple of weeks. I decided to go with a set of the Oticon Xceed hearing aids. In the past I’ve worn Starkey, Bernafon, and ReSound, so why go with Oticon this time? Their Xceed hearing aid has state of the art technology and is considered the most powerful hearing aid on the market today. Oticon is a Danish company that’s been manufacturing hearing aids for over 100 years, so I know they’re very good. I was offered choices of 2 different models and 3 different levels, and with the discount I was receiving, because of ZipHearing ,I was able to purchase the very best model, and the best level, and stay within my original budget. I’ll show you my hearing aid. This is what it looks like. In the past the hearing aids I’ve worn, well in the past 20 years, they’ve all been behind the ear, because that’s what power aids are. And my last pair was bigger than these and so it made my ears stick out. That’s one of the reasons I like these so much, they’re very comfortable, they’re really great to wear, I hardly know I have them on most of the time. Besides my everyday setting, my aids have a program for blocking background noise if the setting is very noisy, like in a restaurant, and I’ve used programming like this in the past, but these are way more effective at doing it than the hearing aids I’ve had in the past. Over the years I’ve dealt with a lot of audiologists and dispensers and this one was the best I’ve ever seen at fitting which was so important. All of my extra appointments where I have to go in and make adjustments, would’ve been covered for free with ZipHearing, but I haven’t needed any. I also have a great loss and damage coverage, I have a really good warranty, I got a year’s worth of free batteries. It’s been an excellent experience and I would recommend ZipHearing to anybody who’s thinking about getting a hearing aid.