I had just about given up on using my new hearing aids full time. I had decided that they worked only in quiet situations like in the classroom or at home. I wouldn't wear them at restaurants, watching TV, or in crowds of any kind as they were just too noisy. Although the aids include three settings for background noises, using them only seemed to muffle everything.
Then last week, I was out with my ham radio friends discussing hearing aids. One of my friends had just gotten a pair that cost $2,000. Another friend was looking into hearing aids. As we were chatting about the different aids, one of my friends said he was high-frequency impaired and needed open ear buds. That was when the light bulb went on. I am high-frequency impaired, but I have been wearing the closed ear buds. I came home and switched out my hearing aids. Voila! Instantly, I could hear better with no loud noises. They were comfortable, easy to adjust to the volume I needed, and NO BACKGROUND NOISES! Even when I wore them in the restaurants, no noises! This is what I had been hoping for.
So, the bottom line now is: MDHearing Aids are fabulous hearing aids. All I had to do was put on the correct ear buds! I am wearing them full time now and loving them!