It’s nice that they’re kind of invisible
Hello my name is Sam S., I live in Greenville, SC, 72 years old, retired guy, fairly active, and I have had problems with my hearing for a long time. My children and now my grandchildren will vouch for that. They have long wanted me to do something about it and I tried about 4 years ago but just didn’t feel good with the results, the noise was amplified, although speech was, the noise was too, so it just didn’t fill the bill and I turned them back in and got a refund. So fast forward about four years and I went to an audiologist, got my hearing tested, and talked about getting a real high quality hearing aid this time around and with the help of ZipHearing I was able to do that. I got a pair of Starkey Evolv AI 2400 hearing aids which are a premium hearing aid, they have a lot of advanced features, they’re very new, they just came on the market last year, and that’s what I wanted. I wanted the best technology that I could possibly afford this time around and I feel like I’ve gotten it. The model I have is styled with a receiver in the ear, and the piece behind the ears, so far I haven’t had anybody you know say anything about “oh you wear hearing aids.” So it’s nice that they’re kind of invisible. I will say that I love these, this particular product because it’s got a lot of artificial intelligence, the latest technology that seems to be everywhere in our lives. These things will analyze the sound around me in a restaurant or some other public place and help to adjust the background level noise down, and then I can, with a few push buttons on their app, raise the speech level up and hear soft speakers, even my grandchildren. So I love it. They’re made for iPhone and other Apple products, so they connect flawlessly with my iPhone, they’re rechargeable which was another thing I wanted for sure, and after looking at my list of things that I was wanting when I went out to get these, they have like I said the great noise reduction and they help you hear speech better, but I also have tinnitus, however it’s pronounced, I have the ringing in my ears that I’ve had for 15 years. Kinda got used to it, but with these new Starkey hearing aids, I don’t notice it as much because they have a setting where you can actually get a white noise sent into the hearing aids it just is enough to overwhelm that ringing in my ears all the time, so that’s been great. They’re, you know the downside, you know they’re advanced technology so they are a little complicated, but I’ve had great support from the audiologist, Starkey has been good as well, I’ve called them, their tech support department a couple of times and asked questions, so I feel like I’m getting there. I’ve only had them now for about, less than 2 months, so you know there’s a time period involved here where you’re getting used to all that technology in your ears. I have a recharger that sits by the desk during the day or on the nightstand at nighttime. They will, I think in the near future, have a device that will stream your television signal into your ears as well. All in all, I like the product a lot, I’ve even gone so far as to get my wife in with the audiologist and get her Costco hearing aids replaced with Starkey hearing aids, so she’ll have those in place very shortly, and I’d recommend them to anyone. As far as the experience with Zip I found it to be very good. I was a little doubtful, I thought maybe if they could save me that much money I’d probably get less service from the audiologist but that was not the case, the care I got was excellent and I saved a good deal of money. I found out about ZipHearing from HearingTracker.com and I’ll put in that little commercial at the end. They’re a website that tracks technology and just basically anything to do with the hearing aid industry and I read a lot about hearing aids before I bought these, and I don’t know that everyone would do as much reading as I did but you can’t go wrong looking at that website, HearingTracker.com. But again, great product, great price, really glad that I did what I did, thanks.