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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Blue View Post
    I'm new at this, but I would recommend you wear them as close to 100% of your waking time as possible. Part of getting used to hearing aids is to "learn" to appreciate the sounds you've been missing for years. Its bound to sound a little weird at first.

    Jim
    Agreed, but I had some issues and decided dealing with those was more important at the time. Should I wear them to a dentist appointment? They pretty well turn you upside down and there are hoses and stuff around your face. I decided not to. Or if you are sick for a day... Anyway, tomorrow morning I will put them on and will start trying for 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z10user2 View Post
    For music, get one of the music programs added.
    What does this mean? "Added" how? Do I have to go to Costco? Does it cost money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post
    ... Also asked to have the lower end beefed and tone down some of the high.
    What does that do?

    Anyway, I think I can accomplish this myself by just turning down the volume. My aids are open, so the lower frequencies go through without the HA. The higher frequencies are amplified. So lowering the gain gives less higher frequency.

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    Oh my.. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy View Post
    What does this mean? "Added" how? Do I have to go to Costco? Does it cost money?
    When you go to them for your first few follow-up visits, ask them to add the program. It should be free. You will primarily run on the Auto program which is always required. It has it's own internal modes where it senses and adjusts things according to what it's "hearing". You then have the option of adding another 5 programs. You can switch these programs with the phone app or the Smart Connect or have them set up one of the buttons for program change. That's what I have. My right buttons do volume and press-and-hold program change. My left buttons do mic focus. There are several programs available in the aid. This post lists all the available programs.
    Have you read all the other threads simply searching ks7? There are two main threads talking about them and several others.
    Last edited by z10user2; 06-28-2017 at 11:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z10user2 View Post
    When you go to them for your first few follow-up visits, ask them to add the program. It should be free.
    Thanks, I will ask them.

    Have you read all the other threads simply searching ks7? There are two main threads talking about them and several others.
    No, where are those threads? Under "Hearing Aid Forum (Recently Moved)"?

    So I did a search, and came up with "The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search:
    ks7".
    Last edited by Freddy; 06-29-2017 at 12:07 AM.

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    The KS7 threads are under the subforums - Rexton.

    I never wear my aids to the dentist or barber, but do for basically everything else until I'm off to bed.

    What Doc Jake meant about boosting the lows and turning down the highs cannot be accomplished by using the volume control. That has to be programmed into the software by the hearing aid specialist at Costco. Most folks will write down the top 2-3 specific complaints and then ask the hearing aid specialist to make adjustments based on the users complaints. For example "I'm having trouble hearing soft spoken females."

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    Freddy: You're right. My apologies. I didn't actually test it. Abarsanti has it though. Maybe I used "costco" when I was looking.
    Thread 1
    Thread 2
    There are several other smaller threads that mention ks7.
    As another fyi...the KS7's are made by Rexton with a few features removed. They're pretty much the Emerald 80 6C. If you look inside the battery compartment you'll see 80 6C on a tiny sticker. And the Rexton name on the outside of the battery door. If you're using hearing aids you'll probably need visual assistance to see the numbers
    Last edited by z10user2; 06-29-2017 at 08:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abarsanti View Post
    The KS7 threads are under the subforums - Rexton.

    I never wear my aids to the dentist or barber, but do for basically everything else until I'm off to bed.

    What Doc Jake meant about boosting the lows and turning down the highs cannot be accomplished by using the volume control. That has to be programmed into the software by the hearing aid specialist at Costco. Most folks will write down the top 2-3 specific complaints and then ask the hearing aid specialist to make adjustments based on the users complaints. For example "I'm having trouble hearing soft spoken females."
    Thanks for the tip about finding the KS7 threads, and for explaining what Doc Jake said. I still don't know the reason for adjusting those volumes. The answer is probably in those KS7 threads.

    It will take me quite a bit longer before I am able to explain exactly how the aids are working or not working for me. Wow, "having trouble hearing some females". Right now I am not sure the aids help understanding anything better. I'm thinking it will take quite a bit more experience, not only with the aids, but also without them. This because I might not notice better understanding as much as less understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z10user2 View Post
    Freddy: You're right. My apologies. I didn't actually test it. Abarsanti has it though. Maybe I used "costco" when I was looking.
    Thread 1
    Thread 2
    There are several other smaller threads that mention ks7.
    As another fyi...the KS7's are made by Rexton with a few features removed. They're pretty much the Emerald 80 6C. If you look inside the battery compartment you'll see 80 6C on a tiny sticker. And the Rexton name on the outside of the battery door. If you're using hearing aids you'll probably need visual assistance to see the numbers
    Thanks!

    This forum is great, but (no offense intended) is a bit of a zoo. Since joining a month or two ago, I have basically been browsing semi-randomly. It is not useful to search for terms like KS7 or Costco. So I read a recent post here and a post there. It has been quite interesting and one learns a lot. But after a while it gets repetitive. For sure more focused info would be much better.

    So I will explore those links, not today, but when I get some time next week.

    Yes, they are made by Rexton, as my Costco person also said. That is different from what some are saying here on the forum.

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