Here is a review of my current hearing aids which are a pair of Oticon Agil Pro’s which I use with a pair of Oticon Streamers.
My hearing history – I have been a sufferer of severe Otosclerosis in both ears since my late teens ( and before perhaps..) which resulted in severe loss in my right ear. I wore a single cic siemens prisma in the right, in the left loss was slight to moderate at the time so no aid.
At thirty I had a stapadectomy in the right ear which temporarily made things much better but only restored the one frequency band at 6000kh. After 18 months the tinnitus returned full force and I currently have great difficult hearing anything without my aids. The left ear is now moderate to severe loss. I was fitted with a pair of Oticon Agil’s, lost one, was insured so upgraded to a pair of Oticon Agil Pro’s.
I have had these pro’s for coming on 3 years. They are very, very comfortable and I wear them up to 18 hours a day so they have to be comfortable. They have very good sound. The short of it is I am a saxophonist, I teach DT, I teach woodland education, I am a sound engineer and I have a wife ( ). I rely/ could not and do not cope without the perfection these aids give my hearing. What is more, if I cannot hear adequately in a certain environment I can discretely turn the relevant program up via the streamer or when in a lecture / concert I simply change the program. Even driving is no issue as the streamer acts as legal hands free ( providing the iphone is in a hands free cradle etc).
The aids are small, discreet and almost unnoticeable. They are robust, easy to clean and reliable.
My experience of CIC aids was one of difficulty with wax and also the odd drop/mishap. The aid I had briefly in an interim was an air tubed type- make no mistake the modern ‘fly by wire’ clear electrical tube is 100% superior. No unsightly yellow wax tinge, hugely smaller and vastly more comfortable with no NO perspiration. I could go on but suffice to say the agil pro’s ARE MY EARS and I could not get by without them.
Please do refer my details onto anyone who needs further experience explained.