Walker's Game Ear Micro Elite Hearing Enhancement Aid
I have had some hearing loss and was looking for a product to help with hearing while deer and hog hunting. The Walker's Game Ear has been great. I use it on a daily bases when I want clearer hearing. My wife loves for me to use it. She says she doesn't have to repeat near as often. My only complaint would be the short battery life. I understand from others that this is a problem with all hearing devices. The Game Ear does have a very audible beeping when the battery is low.
January 10, 2011
Could Hear Leaf Hit the Ground
Used these for the first time this season, dove hunting and then deer hunting. Worked as advertised. If I turned up the volume I could hear a leaf hit the ground - though I wouldn't recommend hunting like this or you'll be looking for your own shadow. They come with two sets of batteriers and two different packages of the snap on foam tips that cover the end that goes in your ear canal - vented and non-vented (each with small, med and large sizes). For the noise reduction feature you need to use the non-vented tips (solid, circular shaped foam tip). Replacement tips can be ordered via a link from Walkers web site. A pack of ten replacement tips will cost you $15. You do not need to replace these tips all that often. How often will depend on how much ear wax you have and how much accumulates on the foam tips. I've used these approximately 16 days in the field. I've replaced the foam tips once (after about 10 days of use). The batteries lasted about 8 days (you can buy replacement batteries at any drug store that sells common hearing aid batteries - size 10). You should store them with the battery compartment open so the unit is not "operating" when you are not wearing them - there is no On/Off switch. Directions say to turn volume knob all the way down, but I didn't want to leave the battery in contact so I stored them with the compartment open. You can download a PDF of the instructions from the Walker's web site before you buy these. I can't comment on the value for the money or compare them to behind the ear models as these are the first pair of hearing enhancement/ noise reduction units I've owned. I wear tinted shooting glasses so I didn't want to mess with a behind the ear model.
December 5, 2010
worst service ever
The ones I bought lasted 4 months on a 3 month warranty. i paid another $100 to get them repaired. They told me they never break, it would take a week to repair, 2 at the most. When I called in to check on them the first time they told me 2 to 4 weeks. The second time I called in they told me 4 to 6 weeks. They will have them pretty much the whole season by the time I get them back, assuming I do. They will most likely have them as long as I did. I will never buy another GSM or Walker's Ear product again. There is no excuse for service this poor.
September 11, 2014
I bought these for my grandpa because he doesnt have good hearing. he loves to hunt ducks so i bought them and he said when i called it pretty well blew his ear canal right out! Very good quality, if my grandpa can hear with them anyone can lol! he now uses them daily instead of buying real hearing aids!!!! Cheers! Happy Hunting!
July 13, 2014