Resound or Oticon?

Posted by sparklegram @sparklegram, Aug 4, 2019

Good morning everyone. I'm getting new hearing aids and Friday I saw my audiologist. I'm testing Resound first and then I'll try Oticon. She said these two are her "go-to" brands. Has anyone had experience with these two brands, and if so, do you have an opinion about them? It's been awhile since I bought my last pair which were Phonaks. Technology has changed drastically, so the learning curve seems huge to me! I'd appreciate your thoughts and experiences.

I’ve had the Oticon Opn for 3 years and I’m very happy with them. Oticon is usually rated one of the top hearing aids. Phonak Marvel are getting very good reviews too. Check out the reviews on Utube by Dr. Cliff, AudD.

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@warmpool

Resound is a good hearing aid I know people who love it but it doesn't work for me I can't even hear my husband's voice unless he is looking at me. I've had 3 very good audiologist and a Resound representative program the ha and it's still has a very tinny sound . I only kept it because it partners with my Cochlear America CI but I so wish that I could easily use an Oticon hearing aid with my CA because the Oticon has the clearest sound for my severe hearing loss. My doctor programed a Phonak and an Oticon in the office and I tested both there and the Oticon was the clear (pun intended) winner.

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I am trying linx octticon resound and the sound is the worst excuse for sound i have ever heard my old aids r far better sound and more real…..so far i hate these things.

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@1bohawk

I am trying linx octticon resound and the sound is the worst excuse for sound i have ever heard my old aids r far better sound and more real…..so far i hate these things.

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@1bohawk– I posted on August 9th that i was getting new hearing aids. My audiologist is wonderful, and very lenient about trial periods. I've tried Resound, Signia, and currently Phonak. Resounds were OK, although I did have some issues with them and they were not right for me. I hated Signia for a lot of reasons. Phonaks are great for me, and I plan to go ahead and purchase them. I think it is a very personal decision and a brand that is best for one person might not work for another person.

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@1bohawk

I am trying linx octticon resound and the sound is the worst excuse for sound i have ever heard my old aids r far better sound and more real…..so far i hate these things.

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@1bohawk welcome to Connect. Am I reading your message right that you're testing both ReSound LiNX and Oticon? It is a frustrating journey of testing, calibrating and personal decision making. Are you making any headway?

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