best Hearing aids for Violinist?
I am a retired pro violinist and still actively playing.
I have hearing loss, mostly in the high frequencies (usual slope). So I need to use hearing aids. I lost my old ones and need new pair. However, I cannot find any that sound pleasant while also able to hear what co-players say.
I am sure that many violinists went through the same problem and find a solution. Please recommend to me some HA brands and models you had a good experience with.
I thank you all for any help.
I have the same problem: "Pardon?" followed by "Don't shout, I'm not deaf"!
Hi Noah - does this mean you are "up there" at "Oregon House."
I have a Simplicity Hi-Fidelity (Analog) for my left ear. I tried numerous digital and analog devices but couldn't stand any of them. The multi-thousand-dollar digital aids are outside my budget while the cheap "amplifiers" are garbage.
Phonaks have the fastest processor around (this is important) and are more adjustable on the fly through their app. They also have more adjustment choices by the audiologist so they can be tailored better to individual requirements. I have had mine for 2 years and am very pleased. This requires good communication with the audiologist and a little trying out to decide what you really want. Far too many people adjust theirs downward so that they are deaf to consonants because that is what they're used to.