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 Re: Playing with Hearing Aids
Author: dorjepismo 2017
Date:   2018-01-20 21:10

The only reason I could start playing again three years ago after stopping for 20 some years was that I finally sprung for really decent hearing aids, and could hear what I and people I was playing with sounded like. Those are Widex Dreams, that are custom fitted to go in the ear. Recently, these got sent to the factory for refurbishment, and I got loaners, which were a cheaper model of Widex and had the speakers in the ear and the rest dangling behind. It was horrible. If that's what I had gotten three years ago, I'd never have started playing again. They had a "music" setting, but it sounded like listening to a concert over a shortwave radio in Uganda or something. At one point before a rehearsal, I recorded myself and found that I'd gotten into a sort of beer tent sound, which I had to spend about a half hour cleaning up. If you can't hear what you really sound like, you can't stay in decent shape.

So yes, I've had a similar experience. It's not just the setting. Some brands and models will just not get you to where you need to be in order to sound good.

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