It’s very unnoticeable and works well
Hello, my name is Michael, I’m 66 years old, I’ve had hearing aids for about the last 10-12 years, I noticed that I was starting to lose hearing in my left ear, in my early 50s, not really sure why- there was a couple theories, one was, I was a paramedic for many years, so it might’ve been a exposure to a lot of siren noise. But in my early 50s I realized I needed to look for a solution for that, purchased a hearing aid at that point, which I was very happy with. That hearing aid lasted for well over 10 years actually, and it was still going strong, I needed to send it in for some servicing, and unfortunately it ended up getting lost in transition. So I recently purchased a new Phonak Virto M70 titanium, it’s an in the ear model, you can see it here, looks kind of large when I hold it close to the camera, but as you can see, when I put it back in the ear, it’s very unnoticeable and works well, it normalizes my hearing on both sides. I chose this because again, I’d had good luck with this brand on my first time around, and wanted to stay with that same brand, read good reviews on this particular model and decided to go for it. I’m happy with how light weight it is, and how I do feel like I’m hearing equally on both sides now, as I had been with my previous hearing aid. I would highly recommend people consider either this model or, listen to your hearing professionals, don’t get locked into any one model as you walk in the door. The idea is to get your hearing back to where it needs to me, and there are a lot of different models out there, this is one option that you could consider, but there are others that are both in the ear and over the ear and so on. The #1 recommendation that I would give is do something, it does cause issues for you as the person suffering from the hearing loss, but it also affects your friends and family. I often heard about people getting tired of having to repeat things, or hear my sounds when I’m playing music or watching TV, and then the sound, you know, was always turned up so that I could hear it properly. All that went away once I had the right hearing aid solution, and life is too short to have to put you or your loved ones through that, so, I definitely recommend, like I said, that you do something to help yourself out. Hope this was helpful and good luck with your search.