Resound Enzo hearing aids - A breath of fresh air

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  1. col.bris

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    I have an addition to my family of apple products which I woild like to share with you.

    I purchased a pair of resound Enzo hearing aids which are as I have been told the most powerful aids available. I am as they say legally deaf. Up to now I have had an enormous problem fully in communicating with family and customers alike as my old aids just could not cope.

    My new aids have given me a new lease of life. These state of the art aids are fully automatic however they also are Apple certified. My iPhone 6 resound app can override the controls and let me change settings on the fly from controlling location , volume , base treble. And not only that find my hearings aids if I mislay them in the house. What makes it even more amazing is using gps on the phone I can set up a special setting for locations.



    I have one for work and one for home so as soon as I reach work the aids beep and switch to new setting. These state of the art aids stream via blue tooth music, phone calls movie sounds etc direct to the phone plus using SIRI is a dream come true. But that is not all my Apple watch has a corresponding app so with a touch of a button I can duplicate the iPhone functions. When phone calls come in I can answer the calls on the watch much easier than I would have expected The only requirement is the iPhone 6 needs to be with in Bluetooth range of the watch At work I have a resound mini mike connected to an adapter which sends all phone conversations to audio in on the mini mike. This on turn streams the call direct to the aids.

    This is the first time in more than 10 years I can actually use a normal phone loud and clear. There aids support the cool function however quality is crap
    At home listening to music and TV is perfect

    Now that I am in control I hear a lot more no

    Of course this solution comes at a price apart from needing and iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 one needs an Apple watch to give more flexibility. and for $12,500 Australian or $8500 U.S you can buy the aids. In many countries if you are retired the government will subsidise the aids. In Australia they offset the cost by $4500. Having a the watch makes life so much easier as I do not have to grab for the phone to make rapid changes or select a different setting.
    The plus side is totally enjoyment and as some one said life is too short not to enjoy it. I have attached some picts of the app both iPhone and Apple watch. A new version of the watch app is due out prior to Xmas which I suspect will be faster.

    The aids also work with any late model iPad great for watching movies or you tube

    Happy to answer any questions users may have.



    Colin , administrator. Australia
     
    #1 col.bris, Aug 21, 2015
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    A great post and good to see that there was such a fantastic solution to your hearing worries Col. So its not cheap. So what price can one put in adding that greater level of enjoyment in life? Great to "hear":) about that compatibility with Apple products.
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    In USA the aids may be less expensive but like every thing else some things in life one cannot do without and having a great hearing solution is one of them. One can use the less expensive iPhone 5. To save on phone costs

    Buying an apple watch is well worth while for this specific use.
     
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    HI Col--I believe that my mom just bought the similar pair as you did. She's been struggling with hearing loss for the past few years and was reluctant to purchase hearing aides due to cost. However after a simple phone call for insurance verification along with my sister's corporate hospital discount--she walked out the door with bionic ears costing her $ 2100! She said the retail on the aides without insurance was ~8000. She is going back to the audiologist tomorrow so she can get her iPhone connected so she can adjust the volume. Now she says people talk too LOUD! :)

    It has changed her world dramatically! Glad that its worked out for you as well. :)
     

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