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    Default Has anyone tried the iHEAR Max?

    iHEAR released a BTE model a little while back, and I'm wondering if anyone on here has tried it. If so please do provide your feedback on our page for iHEAR MAX Reviews. We'll even send you a free pack of iHEAR batteries. Thanks!

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    As a long term mild-moderate HL person, I tried them and subsequently left my Phonaks (>$5500/pair) in the dryer for the next two weeks. For $299/each and the abiltiy to test and program one's own hearings hearing & aids, the IHearMAXs are a great win. The leader at iHearmedica.com has a great history in the industry driven by his ability and passion - Adnan Shennib.

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    Would love to try these if they were available in the UK !

    Drew.
    My audiogram results:
    0250.Hz L-20 R-20
    0500.Hz L-25 R-30
    0750.Hz L-25 R-35
    1000.Hz L-35 R-35
    1750.Hz L-50 R-50
    2000.Hz L-55 R-55
    3000.Hz L-60 R-65
    4000.Hz L-65 R-60
    7000.Hz L-70 R-75
    8000.Hz L-55 R-55

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    I am on day 3 of a pair of IHEARHD; so far I like them. Programming was straight forward, but a little lacking in controls. I have worn aids for about 25 yrs; the past few years a pair of Embrace RIC's. Before that several brands of CIC, I like CIC better.
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    Hi dreganism, and djonbrody, Thanks for your comments about iHEAR Max. Do you have any further comments that you might add? Did you return them, or are you still using them? I would appreciate a deeper report, what is your hearing loss? And how well did they perform? Was programming accomplished wirelessly and how long did programming require?
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    R 35 35 55 65 85 95 45 60 80

    Hz25.50 1...2...4...8...Sr..Wr1.2

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    Programming took about 15 minutes, I used the USB programming kit. I have the iHearHD, have had it about 5 days. So far it is performing well. Customer support is excellent with any questions you have.
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    I returned the iHearHD's due to the proprietary batteries ($4/3) only lasting 4 days vs the advertised 9 days. In fairness though, I had the volume cranked up to the maximum. I exchanged them for a pair of iHearMax and am now on the 4th day of use. They were harder to program just right, but their excellent customer support was able to assist. These use regular 312 batteries, are more comfortable & seem to be better built.
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    I have since returned the iHearMAX's as well. Just couldn't get them to sound as good as my 3 yr old Embrace X-Mini RIC . The HD's sounded better, but their proprietary batteries lasting only 4 days was a "no go". Looking at checking out Costco.
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    I have typical age-related “wear and tear” sloping hearing loss with normal hearing in the lows, dropping off at 1500k down to 50 dB loss. The MAXs are truly outstanding hearing aids in all respects! The performance is outstanding with no complaints. I used the USB programming kit, which was straightforward. Took me 15 minutes to program them - EASY.

    After running through the programming which is intuitive, the aids worked well. I programmed them a few times because I could, and because I wanted to experiment. The algorithms running the MAX's are very good. The sound quality is great for speech and marvelous for music. Speech in noise was not the problem it had been using other aids. Up and until the MAX's, I've been a 10-year wearer of Phonak's best hearing aids (think $5,998 a pair) - I would go with the MAX's every time given the extraordinary price (I believe $349/ea now).

    No more appointments or costs that come with a dispenser or audiologist – a most aggravating and costly facet to hearing aids.

    Easy setup, comfortable to wear and lots enjoy. I love music, and the MAX's beat virtually every aid I've ever tried (maybe 10 different brands and models in ten years). Remember, with any new hearing aid, there is an adaptation period that takes a week or so to get used to the particulars of the aids. These are no different and it took a week, but it was a week well spent.

    I did keep them – as they say, no-brainer!

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    Hallelujah brother .... and pass the mustard


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