ReSound Enzo Q 98
The sound quality seems to be pretty good, as was the quality of other aids I tried from Phonak and Oticon. I chose the ReSound hearing aid because it seemed like it had more variability in the ways that the aid could be programmed. One thing all the hearing aids I tried seemed to lack was a directionality program which would only amplify sounds directly in front of the hearing aid. People with profound losses such as myself have a very hard time distinguishing what we want to hear from the "noise" in our environment. These aids seem to amplify everything, even in narrow directional mode, which makes it very difficult for me to distinguish the signal I want to hear from the cacophony of sound. Whereas, most people, and perhaps people with less severe hearing loss, may want to hear everything, for me it makes it almost impossible to pick up on the speech going on in front of me in a one-to-one conversation.
I know that directionality is possible, because I have had hearing aids in the past that worked very well in reducing ambient noise and only amplifying what is in front.
Since I just bought the hearing aid, I cannot speak to its durability, but other ReSound hearing aids I've worn in the past are still functioning, even decades after I bought them.
One thing I noticed is that the ReSound hearing aids are susceptible to moisture, specifically in the form of sweat during athletic engagement.
Even my new hearing aid got a little staticky during a tennis match, but returned to normal after being aired out.
I believe there are other brands that may be more waterproof, as I believe they are given ratings to this effect.