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  1. Re-branding HAs for the Asian market

    A few years ago I read here a list of hearing aid brands being sold in Asia that were actually re-branded big name manufacturer aids, but with some functionality not enabled and priced to suit the...
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    As a followup to this well answered question, is...

    As a followup to this well answered question, is whether there is any likelihood of this technology being available in CIC form factor?

    It seems to me that it may be limited to BTEs due to the...
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    Well I didn't expect to get such great answers!...

    Well I didn't expect to get such great answers! Top notch, and really provide an insight as to why my perception was of Apple bias, which as you all have demonstrated was more about who had the up...
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    iPhone bias vs Android

    I am prepping myself for my next pair of aids, having worn Siemens 501 CICs for the past 5 years. These have bluetooth connectivity via the Connect gadget, and it all works pretty well. Having...
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    Re-badging in Asia

    A few years ago here there was some discussion about the practice of Siemens I think it was of selling the same basic aids in apparently a somewhat de-tuned state in places like the Phillipines,...
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    Thanks for the tip re visiting without a...

    Thanks for the tip re visiting without a membership. I just didn't want to pay $60 to walk in the door to have that conversation and find they didn't have what I'm after. My current Siemens Motion...
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    Thanks for the link - at least they do do CICs. ...

    Thanks for the link - at least they do do CICs. By the context of the various styles on that page, non of the CICs listed indicate any connectivity, unlike say the one directly above that lists...
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    Do Costco do CICs?

    I'm thinking of paying the Costco membership so that I can go and see their hearing aids, but would like to know whether they even do CIC style HAs or only BTE.
    I've had CICs for years, best for use...
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    Googling only seems to bring up the corporate...

    Googling only seems to bring up the corporate chains.
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    Independent CIC repairers

    The little nylon pull tag on my Siemens CIC style HA broke off, and so I took it in to my audiologist place who sent it off to Siemens for a quote. The HA is 5 years old and works fine.

    I got...
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    Ha! Having experienced the hearing industry, a...

    Ha! Having experienced the hearing industry, a LOT!
    And they will want to bundle a bunch of things with it, because if it works, customers won't need to come back. More likely they'll water the...
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    I am still astonished, as a result of the...

    I am still astonished, as a result of the difference this time in the number of cells produced compared to in the past. This info is in the paper published in Cell, the gist of which is that in...
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    Well I must say this wasn't the reception I...

    Well I must say this wasn't the reception I expected for such good news. Instant dismissal that it was old news when the evidence shows it was only published in a scientific journal last week, then...
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    Not sure what or who you are talking about here....

    Not sure what or who you are talking about here. Particularly 'Corey'.
    Anyway, the scientific paper was only published in the journal 'Cell' on 21st February 2017, which is only 3 days old, so I...
  15. Just to consolidate my thread with this one, I'd...

    Just to consolidate my thread with this one, I'd like to include the source articles:-
    See the article here:- http://newatlas.com/hearing-loss-hai...eration/48036/

    and the 'Cell' scientific...
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    Happy to go with yours, as long as its out there...

    Happy to go with yours, as long as its out there for people to see-thanks!
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    The difference now it seems is the ratio of cells...

    The difference now it seems is the ratio of cells produced,to a point that could be usefully effective.
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    Did you see this astonishing news?

    Following publication in the scientific journal 'Cell' comes this report of what hopefully will be the holy grail of hearing loss.

    The gist of it is that a team of researchers from Brigham &...
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    Thanks for responding! I'll follow up on the...

    Thanks for responding! I'll follow up on the Creative's
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    Bluetooth headphones from Santa

    I'm hoping Santa will bring me some bluetooth headphones this Xmas to watch the TV with, because sometimes I just don't want to wear my HAs:D
    Now the Mrs is looking for a few tips on what to advise...
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    I wear Siemens CIC hearing aids, and in...

    I wear Siemens CIC hearing aids, and in opposition to some of the views here, I wear them ALL the time whilst riding. The advice not to can only be related to BTE or set and forget' types that don't...
  22. Is the Insio Micon the more-or-less equivalent...

    Is the Insio Micon the more-or-less equivalent now? I have the controller with the bluetooth connectivity to my phone, and several default programs for normal/noisy/music situations.
  23. Trying to track down site that sold Siemens Motion 501 s for $1100

    Hi All
    About 18 months ago when I was scouting around for my first HAs, I came across a California based site(I think) that was a little crude in its design, but was selling amazingly cheap HAs,...
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    I investigated this also, the outcome of which is...

    I investigated this also, the outcome of which is that prudent buying of the standard air-zinc batteries was overall a better way to go.
    I bought a 'mystery-pack' from an online supplier, with a...
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    Glad I'm not the only one! I bought an enduro...

    Glad I'm not the only one!

    I bought an enduro helmet recently that has plenty of space around the ears, as my previous one put gentle pressure on my ears which eventually hurt.

    I ride 2...
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