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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good noise canceling headset

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Listening to music, Mobile phones, Noise cancellation
    Cons mentioned:
    Volume

    Bose Hearphones Conversation-Enhancing headphones. Let’s start with the power cord supplied. It is 11 inches long, under a foot, how is this even usable. No charger is supplied however the manual state to use any USB style phone charger. You’re going to need a cord as well because the 11 inch power cord is useless. The headset comes with 3 sizes of ear adapters, small, medium, and large. These should cover almost all the ranges because they are very soft and form well to your ears. Charging took about 1 hour to complete. They are comfortable to wear, just remember they are ear buds and will at some point be irritating to your ears. The noise canceling works great. By changing the world volume with the control or the app, all outside background noise was gone. They can pair with 2 devices at one time. The real drawback to this is if they pair to a phone and a music player, the music player gets no adjustments from the app on the phone. The phone app only sends the world volume to the headset, the sound adjustments did not go to the headset. They only worked if the music was coming from the phone. When music was playing from the music player they sounded like very cheap ear buds. I think I might not have it set up correctly. The headset was very hard to get it paired with the phone and the music player. It would stay paired to the music player but lose the phone connection (Android 8.0) IOS 11.2 worked well and stayed connected. Once the connection seemed to be sorted out I found that starting the app resulted in the app wanting to re-pair the headset (not with IOS, only with Android). As far as being a headset for the phone, they are great. You can kill off outside noise, take calls, listen to music, all without any issues. The issue comes in when you want to use them as a headset with your phone but listen to music from another source. In this respect the app need some work, both in Android and IOS. As far as amplifying a conversation while removing background noise, they don’t handle this very well. You can kill off the background noise but the conversation, or TV goes with it. Adjusting for location of the source sound doesn’t really do anything except change the tone and background sounds. I attempted to use them because I need the TV turned up to enjoy it and my wife would like it turned down. I found that when the TV was adjusted to her listening level, I could hear every little thing in the room when I set them to TV. I tried adjusting them by myself and found a setting a little better but still all other noises, including eating chips, was just too loud. We switched places the next night. I set the TV where I wanted it and she put them on. This proved extremely successful. I was able to hear the TV with no issues and she was able to turn down the volume of the room and have a listening level she enjoyed. Next we tried them in a restaurant with mild background noise. While I was able to remove most of the background noise, most of the conversation went with it. When set to conversation mode they boost treble and attempt to remove sounds coming from other directions. Again they failed to provide me with acceptable results for their intended use. As a noise canceling headset for your phone they are great. As a volume leveling device to turn down conversation, or the TV, they work great. Don’t expect them to allow you to boost the volume of something like a hearing aid, they don’t do that. They do a superb job of lowering the volume of a room to a level that you are more comfortable with. I wanted to use them to listen to the TV and have my wife not get so annoyed because I turned the volume up to far. Turns out they work much better the other way around. I turn the TV up to where I want it and she uses them to turn the room volume down to what she enjoys. I don’t use my phone to listen to music, I have other devices that are far superior to a phone for that. My wife almost always listens to music from her phone, she loves them. To be able to listen to her music while turning down the outside noise is great for her. Overall they are a good set of noise canceling headphones with a few extra features. Weigh the cost before purchasing these. For me they would have been a complete waste. However my wife loves the extra features and she uses them all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! I’m impressed!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Listening to music, Mobile phones, Noise cancellation
    Cons mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Volume

    I have about a 70% hearing loss between 3-6KHz in my left ear. I don’t mean to gush, but I have a lot of high quality headphones, yet I find myself enjoying these Bose Hearphones more and more. The quality is superb and they’re very comfortable causing no wear fatigue. I love the fact that I can adjust the volume balance to compensate for my one-sided hearing loss. Not sure whether I like them better as substitute hearing aids or high quality earbuds for streaming music. They excel at both. And there’s the Bose Hear app! I’m a retired software engineer and I know quality software when I see it. Kudos to the Bose development team for building a high quality app with a very intuitive, interactive user interface. And it works great on both my Android smartphone and my iOS tablet. As a music streaming device I love the fact that I can dial up the music volume while at the same time dialing down the outside world with a separate control appropriately named World Volume. I have some very good hearing aids, but even those don’t have the incredible directional capability of these Hearphones. For instance, I was sitting at the dining room table reading the newspaper. The Hearphones were set on Everywhere (omnidirectional) when someone started making noise in the kitchen behind me. The Hearphones were picking up every bit of it. So I opened the app and set them to Front and then Focused Front. The irritating background noises behind me just faded away. It was amazing! My wife and I were dining out one evening and I had my Hearphones set to Everywhere. They were picking up too much background noise so I switched them to Focused. The restaurant noises faded away and I could hear my wife much better. There are a few slight negatives to mention. The Hearphones full battery charge only last about 5-6 hours and not the advertised 10 hours. About three times over as many weeks, the Hearphones just shut off for no apparent reason. And finally, the Power/Bluetooth button is very hard to engage. I have to press so hard I’m worried I might damage it. But, so far no problem. Overall, I’m very impressed with these Bose Hearphones and can highly recommend them to anyone who wants to improve mild to moderate hearing loss.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Hearing Aids

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Value
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Purchased these after I lost one of my $3,600 hearing aids. These are better!! And way cheaper!! I love that I can control my settings for various environments myself. They are very comfortable. I love that I can recharge hem and not have to buy batteries. They are clearer and I can understand everything anyone is saying. I love that when I answer a phone call I can talk through them. It is Bluetooth so I can use it with various devices. I have nothing negative to say after wearing them for almost a month. Love them and will never buy another ridiculously priced set of hearing aids again!! They stay charged all day while I'm at work. Had no problems going dead. I can't thank Bose enough for making these!! I LOVE them!!!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bought these for my 97 year old mom. She's had less hearing for several years now and now that she has these, she's realizing how much she hadn't been hearing. We're super happy about a better quality of life for her. And us too, the TV doesn't need to be blasting and we don't have to repeat ourselves. Sometimes they pop out of her ears, but that means we just didn't get the angle right, just like with any ear bud.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Can you hear me now? Yesssssss!!!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I have been avoiding people right and left since I broke my hearing aids and cannot afford new ones at $6000 per pair. So, I bought a set of Bose Hearphones and have been so happy. I can now hear people when they are speaking to me without having to ask everybody to repeat things a thousand times. The only thing I can say negative about them is the right ear bud doesn't fit perfectly like the left. But, it really doesn't bother me all that much. I am just happy to be finally hearing people and can once again join in conversations. Thank you Bose for this great product!!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Concept

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Noise cancellation, Sound quality, Use with apps
    Cons mentioned:
    Price

    I ordered these for my mom. Contrary to how she feels, she's struggling with hearing loss. Admittedly, she has looked to see if Medicare/Medicaid will cover hearing aids, which they don't. Hearing aids are incredibly expensive. Enter Bose. Everyone knows Bose for their audio products. You'll read different opinions of the quality/frequency response of their products. That aside, the Hearphones are outstanding. The benefit all comes from the free app available on the app store of your choice. You can control the level of outside sound, treble/bass, direction of sound as well as balance left/right. So how does it work? What's pretty interesting is you can play music as well as allow the sounds around you coming in. Normally, I'd say this is annoying, but I prefer to be aware of my surroundings. Given you can control the level of what comes in, this is a pretty great feature. To use as a hearing device, the app allows you to control the direction from where the sound comes - all around, 180* and focused. If you're in a noisy room, setting it to focused will allow the background noise to be less. If you're watching a movie with surround sound, set it to all-around and enjoy the same as your friends and family. I felt the default settings were too bass heavy. Once I changed the EQ to reduce the low end, the sound was more enjoyable. As we age, we tend to lose our high frequency hearing, so having this control is an awesome idea. Visually, the Hearphones are a bit large and not very discrete. Convincing those with hearing loss they need to have hearing aids is a tough conversation. Giving them something that isn't as obvious, would help sell the idea. I love the control that Bose is offering. Given everything is customizable based on the scenario users are offerered huge benefits over typical hearing aids. The biggest improvement would be to make it smaller. I still need to get my mom's feedback on the Hearphones. I'll update, but I'm sure she'll be impressed. Worst case, I don't have to hear her Facebook videos on full volume @ 7:00AM.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Helps me hear better in noisy situations

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I tried another similar product but had poor results with it. The hearphones work well asn give methe ability to hear people where there's noise in the background and I normally have trouble hearing conversations. I was able to get for a bit less than normal due to a sale and some BB credits I had. $500 for these is a bit much however. But still cheaper than hearing aids.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Hearing Aid

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Noise cancellation, Use with apps
    Cons mentioned:
    For tv, Volume

    I have little to no high frequency hearing ability. I have trouble hearing dialogue at movie theaters, television at home and sorting out conversations at noisy restaurants. I have tried behind the ear and in the ear hearing aids in the past and either found they were uncomfortable or just didn’t work well. I choose the Bose Hearphones as a last resort. In short, the best decision I’ve made to restore my hearing in the aforementioned situations. In the movie theater, I not only hear every word but it sounds as if I’m listening to my own private high fidelity movie track. At home, I would normally have the tv volume up to 30+ and the rest of my family would complain. They wanted the volume set around 14. With the Bose Hearphones I now can hear perfectly even at a volume below 14. The app is incredible and allows you to personalize every environment. The background noise in crowded restaurants actually disappears to a level which allows me to hear table discussions. Not only would I recommend this product but I actually did that earlier to to an old friend of mine. One more feature that I love is that when I leave the situation where I need hearing support I can easily take the buds out my ear and they just drop over my shoulders until I need them again. Quick charging and long lasting charge is fantastic. Please try these. You can thank me later. AND no I don’t work nor am paid by Bose :) but I do love their products!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to hearing aid

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    Posted .
    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    worked really well for me until I got an actual hearing aid. This will pick up background noise and I found difficult to use in noisy settings I'm only heard hearing in one ear. The directional function works, but better for someone that needs in both ears.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good for the first time much more to improv

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Pretty good for the first time much more to improve. I purchased this for my 82-year-old father . so far good but I don’t like the idea that you need a smart phone to do adjustments . They still need to do work on Adjusting itself at times you get a constant high pitch be. it could be very annoying. Waiting to see what the second generation comes out

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Bose
      Posted .

      Thank you for writing.
      You can do the most common adjustments (WORLD VOLUME and DIRECTIVITY) with the controls on your Bose Hearphones. If you get a high pitched sound, you may not have the StayHear+ ear tips properly seated. Please see this video for help with that. https://youtu.be/hWLLKpQYq7c
      If the problem persists, please call us. We want to help. Bose Hearphones Support - 1 800-761-2673.
      Thank you
      ST - Bose Hear bose

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Anything Bose has to be good !!

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    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

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    I purchased these Bose Hearphones to replace my broken hearing devices,works great just disappointed with the battery life. Seems like a battery should last at least alllllll day.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for moderate hearing loss

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Not too difficult to get use to. Required a little practice with the iPhone being hooked up but hear better and reasonably priced

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible product. Brilliant engineering!

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    I’ve had four sets of expensive hearing aids. This Bose system blows them all away!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the Ear Plugs kept falling out.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    See Above. These surveys are annoying, to say the least.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Magic! I can hear GOOD again!

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Listening to music, Noise cancellation, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Volume

    For $500 ( at the time of review) I did not want to like this device and really didn't expect it to work, however I bought it the same day I went to demo it in the store. Anyone who knows me, knows I never do that on big ticket items, but this device has the potential to improve my quality of life in a major way. Quick background on my situation...I have about 50% hearing loss in my left ear due to a hole in my eardrum and about 20% hearing loss in my right from loud concerts, loud car stereo systems that I built myself, and gun ranges without proper hearing protection. Most of these occurred years ago when I was young and dumb, but I must confess i still like to be front row at a live concert! These things sound good! Environment amplification for conversation, tv, and music all sound quite natural and good. At least, better than without these. Streaming music and phone calls sound very good. I've been told my voice sounds good over the phone. A good jack of all trades headset, but here is the real kicker... I can control what I hear and how loud. Music and no outside sound-done. Music and amplify my surroundings better than I can hear without anything in my ears-done. More sound to my left ear (that is more impaired) - done. Increase higher frequency or lower frequency tones in the real world-done!! Note: increasing treble reduces bass and is great for hearing female voices while decreasing treble, increases bass and works great for hearing male voices. More magic, you can choose where to block noise out around you. The main setting is global sound and you can hear things all around you (evenly, which is quite interesting). This setting is best for watching television and listening to the stereo. The next setting will block noise the comes from behind you. My best guess is it reduces those sounds by 50 to 70%. The final setting is called Focus, and amplifies sound originating right in front of you and I would guess that cone of sound to be approximately 45 degrees. You can still hear things to each side, but those sounds are subdued considerably. Finally, these do have noise filtering. I have not had them long enough to know exactly what it filters and doesn't, but to give you a few examples, wind noise will be reduced if it is consistent and water coming out of a faucet like when you are washing your hands. You will hear these noises at your set amplification, but then the noise reduction will kick in. The best thing about this feature (at least so far) is that it has not blocked or reduced any sounds that I do want to hear. Magic is the word I would use to describe my new Earphones. I love them and will definitely be keeping them. Now to prove this is a real review :P There are a few things that I do not love and would like to see be improved. 1. The neck band likes to turn off center ( normally to the left) anytime I am doing something. I am constantly having to re-center this around the neck. 2. Battery life- normally around 10 hours. I would like to see this increased to 15-20 hours. Maybe put additional battery in right side to balance out neckband and increase play time :) 3. Super picky, but would be nice. Ability to adjust tone (treble/bass) for each ear. In my case, my left ear is much worse at hearing higher frequencies than my right and would be nice to raise treble in that ear while increasing base in my right for "true balance". Final thoughts,--I own a Widex hearing aid for my left ear. I tried my best and multiple visits to my audiologist to incorporate it into my life, but the sound it produced was never adequate to be a life improvement for me. My brain would constantly tell me "this thing sounds terrible"! So, I just stop wearing it since it really didn't help in any given situation. However, headphones for music sound good and I have always wished I could take the sound from my headphones and amplify the outside world. THESE DO THAT!! So if you are in the same boat as me, you will also Love these and you must get a pair immediately. Bose offers a 30 day trial in case they don't work for you. BTW-I read a ton of reviews before I buy most anything, but rarely write them (selfish, I know) but these are helping me so much, that I couldn't help but write a review in hopes that it will help others like me to discover this great device. Thank you Bose for creating this device! It's such a great device for mild to moderately hearing impaired individuals, I know you guys will start having a hard time keeping these it stock once the word gets out. And Bose, if my review helps you sell a bunch of these, I could always use a back up pair of these! :P

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Better then my hearing aids

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    Posted .

    I was pleasantly surprised the quality of product. I can hear and understand TV movies and people talking. For $499.00 it’s beter sound quality then my $4000.00 hearing aids. I definitely recommend to people with hearing loss.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes great hearing aid

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    Posted .

    Makes great hearing aid We bought this for a hearing aid for my husband takes out all surrounding noise so that he can hear we actually can communicate now awesome product was recommended by a doctor here locally

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A life changer

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Got these for my elderly dad, omg it has changed So much for him, we couldn't afford hearing aids and this seemed like the cheaper way to go, it is pricy But So So glad I got them! TV turned down Now and it has even changed his social life, he hears everything, very very pleased. My only problem would be is you have to adjust them just right or they have a high pitch sound going off.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Better for walking than QC35

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    Posted .

    Just drop off box at the UPS store to send them back for an exchange. They really work well and the only reason this is not a 5☆ review is the on/off issues I had with the the pair I purchased. Turning them on was hard enough but getting them turned off was darn near impossible. The first couple of times I thought they were off they weren't and the battery drained and I couldn't use them the next time I wanted. Once I figured out I wasn't getting them turned off the fun really began. It would take 5 to 10 minutes to turn them off. I would push and hold the button only to be told I was connected to my device over and over again. I finally call Boss and they sent a return label to return them and will send me a new pair once they receive the old pair. I hope the new pair works better or I will be returning them to Best Buy for a refund and try something else. I hope I can give a better review once I receive the replacement pair. This was my 9th purchase of a Boss product and the first time I've ever had an issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Bose
      Posted .

      Hello TimMc. Thanks for your review of the Hearphones. We are glad to hear that they work well for you. We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with the power switch. A new pair should resolve the problem! Thanks for sharing your feedback. Have a great day! Best Regards, Greg - Bose Support Bose

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Help my hearing quite a bit

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I uses everyday they helped me a lot I would recommend any to one that has Hearing loss to get a set

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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