Oticon Spirit Zest

Oticon Spirit ZestFollowing a medical examination a couple of months ago, I was recommended to seek further advice as my hearing was losing its sensitivity in the higher frequency range….not exceptional as I am now 79 years of age. I first contacted a local firm which offered ‘free’ hearing tests and their findings confirmed my earlier medical report. As my local Doctor’s surgery is most helpful, I then arranged an appointment with them and a contact with my local NHS Audiologist was made.

Again, the NHS audiologist tested my hearing and recommended the ‘Oticon’ Spirit Zest with a thin ‘Corda’ sound tube, ear grip and dome for insertion in my ear. The behind-the-ear receiver was light and had a volume control which I do not find I use. The whole ‘unit’ is virtually invisible in normal face to face encounters and I do not feel the embarrassment that I had feared were I to be using an ‘Earmould’. I had felt an ‘earmould’ would be an obvious indication to others that I had a hearing problem.

In use, the ‘Oticon’ fitting is very simple and the improvement in my hearing (particularly at the higher frequencies) markedly improved. There is no discomfort and I hardly notice that I am wearing the aid at all.

Above all, I would recommend anyone needing to check on their hearing to visit a qualified independent audiologist and first try the NHS who provide excellent Hearing Aids completely free of charge. With decent commercial alternatives costing over £1,000 you need good independent advice before making a decision on whether you need to spend any money at all.

Charles H.

By | 2013-11-27T19:07:23+00:00 November 27th, 2013|NHS Hearing Aid Reviews|Comments Off on Oticon Spirit Zest

About the Author:

Hello, my name is Paul Minikin and I am the managing director / owner of the Digital Hearing Care Solutions Ltd group of companies. The group incorporates Digital Hearing Care (concerned with the independent private supply of the best hearing aid technology available), HAB.online (a major online supplier worldwide of all manner of hearing aid related accessories) and FM Hearing Systems (one of the main suppliers of radio aid systems into the UK workplace).