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.

@raykraemer

I've tried new Resound aids, and found they weren't any better than the five-year old Resounds. I just this week am trying new Signia aids by Siemen's, and they are an engineering failure; too numerous to go into all the disadvantages with them. Anyone out there have a suggestion on another brand that's worth a look? Thanks.

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Other quality brands are Oticon, Widex and Phonak. Every brand has numerous options and models. Are you comfortable with the provider you are seeing? Some audiologists sell a variety of brands, while others sell only one brand. Some providers are more skilled at fitting hearing aids than others are. We know hearing aids take some getting used to, and that they are not going to give you perfect hearing. They are 'aids' to better hearing. What are your expectations? What are the specific failures of the aids you're trying?

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@julieo4 Apologies because my comment has nothing to do with what you say above. I am only placing it here because yours was the most recent comment and a convenient place to comment since I was having trouble knowing how to introduce a new post with an "operational question". Which is: some comments have a reply options and others have a comment option while I noticed that one was recently posted with no option at all! Could you or someone clarify/educate?

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@barbb

@julieo4 Apologies because my comment has nothing to do with what you say above. I am only placing it here because yours was the most recent comment and a convenient place to comment since I was having trouble knowing how to introduce a new post with an "operational question". Which is: some comments have a reply options and others have a comment option while I noticed that one was recently posted with no option at all! Could you or someone clarify/educate?

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Hi @barbb, all discussions in Groups have a REPLY button. See the Group Directory here (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/groups/)
You can reply to a specific message within a discussion or post a reply at the very end of the discussion thread. This blog article explains more:
– Replies and @mentions: How do I know who is replying to whom? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/replies-and-mentions-how-do-i-know-who-is-replying-to-whom/

There are also blogs or Pages on Mayo Clinic Connect. These are blogs written by Mayo Clinic experts on a variety of topics. See the Page Directory here (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/pages/).
On the blogs you COMMENT. They function the same as replies.

One of the Pages is called About Connect: Who, What & Why https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/
In this blog we feature spotlight about members and this past week @julieo4 was the featured member.
– Staying Connected with Assistive Technology for Hearing Loss: Meet @julieo4 https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/staying-connected-with-assistive-technology-for-hearing-loss-meet-juieo4/

Hence, you've seen both REPLY and COMMENT recently. If you do not see the option to reply or comment, then you will need to Login.

Hope the clarifies rather than adds confusion. 🙂
If you have more technical questions, you can always contact me using this form: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/contact-a-community-moderator/

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@colleenyoung

Hi @barbb, all discussions in Groups have a REPLY button. See the Group Directory here (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/groups/)
You can reply to a specific message within a discussion or post a reply at the very end of the discussion thread. This blog article explains more:
– Replies and @mentions: How do I know who is replying to whom? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/replies-and-mentions-how-do-i-know-who-is-replying-to-whom/

There are also blogs or Pages on Mayo Clinic Connect. These are blogs written by Mayo Clinic experts on a variety of topics. See the Page Directory here (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/pages/).
On the blogs you COMMENT. They function the same as replies.

One of the Pages is called About Connect: Who, What & Why https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/
In this blog we feature spotlight about members and this past week @julieo4 was the featured member.
– Staying Connected with Assistive Technology for Hearing Loss: Meet @julieo4 https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/staying-connected-with-assistive-technology-for-hearing-loss-meet-juieo4/

Hence, you've seen both REPLY and COMMENT recently. If you do not see the option to reply or comment, then you will need to Login.

Hope the clarifies rather than adds confusion. 🙂
If you have more technical questions, you can always contact me using this form: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/contact-a-community-moderator/

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@colleenyoung Thanks Colleen for de-confusing me! 🙂

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