Product Review (submitted on December 25, 2012):
I suffered, what to me felt like, a dramatic hearing loss as a result of Menigitis. I literally woke up from a medically induced coma with no hearing in my right ear and substantially less hearing in my left ear. Over the next week or so I regained some of my hearing in both ears, but not full restoration. I then when through a number of hearing tests and was able to get some trial hearing aids from the audiologist at my Ear Nose and Throat doctor. She had my try several units costing $2,600 an ear. They had all sorts fancy features and processing modes. These hearing aids did help, but not to level I would expect for the price. I then worked with Jon via chat and determined that th Rosebud Premuim Open Fit would be good starting model. Despite not sitting next to me as the audiologist at my ENT had, Jon was able to get them programmed to provide a much better level of hearing restoration. For signicantly less money I was able get much better results. I really like the extreme noise mode for large venues...it isolates the background conversations much better than the fancy expensive units I tried. I gave ths 4 stars as opposed to five because of the feedback when I go to hug someone or I put my hand near my ear and that in extreme noise mode that fluorescent lights cause a buzzing. I was told by Jon that he can make some adjustments to improve the buzzing, but at this point after several months I have come to depend on them so much and the times that it actually has been problematic that it is not worth shipping the back for programming.