RedHead Hearing Enhancer ITE Ear Bud System
New Use for Old Standby
My parents are hitting their 70s, and each of them has issues with their hearing. They won't get hearing aids because they say that they cost too much. My mother's doctor asked her to try one of these, so I purchased a set for each of them. They're great for mild to moderate hearing loss.
Are there issues with them? Sure. A whistling sound if you use a cordless or cell phone in the same ear, and there's no off button, so you have to pop the batteries out when they're not in use.
But for the price, these go a long way in assisting low-income families with a high-priced necessity.
December 6, 2010
great for the money
The directions were wrong about the battery placement . Not clear enough but a good value for the money .Wind noise is also a problem but did work well in no wind .No on\off switch and batterys were hard to get out.
October 27, 2010
would not buy again
if this hearing plug would have a on/off switch it would be a 4 1/2 star product ! i find battery's are very hard to remove for people with big fingers like myself
June 18, 2012
I played drums for many years so my hearing is not the best. I didn't want to spend $150 plus on another brand of hearing enhancer, and I found these at BPS on sale. I figured for the price it was worth it, even if they weren't that great. If there's any wind at all, even from a slight breeze, these will pick up it up and drown out everything else. It will also pick up distant traffic noise and make it sound like you're sitting right next to the road. Great in a quiet area as a hearing enhancer though. And don't forget to take the batteries out when you're finished using them. It doesn't have an on/off switch and turning the volume to 0 will still drain the batteries. Keep your expectations reasonable and this isn't a bad product for the price.
March 25, 2009