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on March 25, 2014
I noticed a trend when looking through these sound amplifying devices. they get unfairly poor ratings. it does what it says and depends on the environment you are in. I"m a supervised visitation monitor and I'm supposed to write reports about parent child visits, however sometimes these naughty parents try to whisper things to the children that they shouldn't, and sometimes there are other things going on and I don't catch what a child said. that looks bad on me so I looked carefully at all available devices to improve my hearing of conversation during these visits. I read all the reviews and didn't want to spend a ton of money.
this is a GREAT buy, if you don't have hearing problems.
the reviews are mixed of course but the trend I noticed is that people with good hearing say it works well, people with hearing loss don't like it because it doens't work for them. well it can't make your hearing come back but it can make you hear better.
there is a bit of background noise if you are in a room FULL of people. I found it difficult to concentrate on both my clients in a room of 50 people being very loud. but when we went outside where the sound carries better it worked EXTREMELY well! I could look at someone accross the playground and hear what they were saying. It works well in my opinion. and yes sometimes the background noise is frustrating but that just means you need to adjust the volume or settings.
I'm reccommending this to all my coworkers!