Wireguy, do you use them as regular hearing aids. I need to purchase two hearing aids at a cost of $7,000 for the both of them. I'm reluctant to spend that kind of money with hearing aids having a life expectancy of 5 years. I would be interested in a pair of these woodland whispers.
I HOPE I HAVE THE SAME HEARING PROBLEMS THAT YOU DO AND THESE DO THE SAME FOR ME. I JUST ORDERED A PAIR OF THE VOLUME CONTROL TYPE WOODLAND WHISPERS FROM CABELA'S. THANKS FOR THE TIP, I TOO AM TRYING TO DODGE THAT $8000 BULLET FOR HEARING AIDS. I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW THE ADJUSTABLE TYPE IS IN A FEW DAYS. KK
Skeezix, That will not make them work ant better. LOL My digital Starkeys went thru the washer also. I'm pretty sure the dryer didn't help either. Still waiting to get them back from the repair folks at Starkeys. Jim
It,s funny that I ran across this topic. I was at the ear DR. with my dad yesterday. He had been concerned that his hearing was worse than in the past. As a pilot he has to maintain good hearing and pass an annual physical. After his exam the doctor said that there was a change in his hearing and that it was to be expected but that he should wear some good hearing protection when he is around loud noise.
He told the doctor that he does and one of the items he uses is the Whisper electronics. The DR. said that depending on what they were being used for it may/may not be good as these are a general type of amplification/supression and could do more damage than good in some cases. The doctor also said that hearing aids while they are more expensive are specifically made for your ears and tuned for your hearing loss. There are some good electronic earplugs aqnd they are that expensive, but generally the ones you buy out of a catalog are cheap and can do more harm than good. He suggfested that if he were going to continue to use some electronic type of hearing protection that he go to a dealer that can evaluate his hearing and fit him with the proper set of plugs.
While he does not need hearing aids, he suggested that Dad use some good custom molded earplugs for his shooting.
I would suggest that before you get all excited about these plugs that you do a little homework and see what is the best for your situation. Cheaper is not always better.
The Doctor's final point hit home more than anything else. Your hearing is as good as it will get right now and will only get worse and we cant fix it once it gets beyond a certain point. How much is your hearing worth to you?
I have a pair of simple Miracle Ear aids and they work great,,,and the best thing is they only cost $695 each!! I don't know anything about $8000 ones but.,, can they be 10 times better? and I have lost one of mine and didn't squeal so loud as if it was $8000! ! Paul
I got mine in the mail today!! What a piece of crap!! The instructions for use must have been some literal translation by some chink in china... I couldnt figure them out - then I read that the batteries are only good for 24 hours - I packed 'dm up and sent them back for a refund!! I guess the old saying about "if something sounds to good to be true" it probably isn't!!