NEW! Sound World Solutions CS50 Wireless Bluetooth Sound Amplifier (Right Ear)




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  1. Larry J. Frieders "thecompounder" says:
    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Deliberated and pondered, May 8, 2014
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    Larry J. Frieders “thecompounder” (Aurora, IL United States) –

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    This review is from: NEW! Sound World Solutions CS50 Wireless Bluetooth Sound Amplifier (Right Ear) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    I knew I was saying, “what” too often and pondered the need for a “real” hearing aid. I began my research and discovered that hearing aid place want to you make an appointment, show up with your spouse, and participate in a long testing process – covertly designed to convince you that there’s hearing loss and that a professional hearing aid will solve your problems.I also discovered that hearing aid prices can range from a thousand dollars to well over $10,000 and that the differences are, for the most part, based in the perception that higher cost means higher quality. This is not the case for these products.

    I’m of an age where many friends and acquaintances have hearing aids. I polled many and didn’t find one who is happy with the purchase. Most tell stories of repeat visits for fitting and tuning – which they pay for after the first few that had been included in the original purchase.

    I did not want to devote the time to the process – and the sellers (some call themselves DOCTOR) were only interested in the way they do things. I was also peeved by the insistence that my wife attend. I often see this tactic used when a sales person is working to make a sale and fears being put off when the buyer says he/she needs to go home and check with the spouse. They know that once the person leaves the scene the chance for a sale drops a lot.

    I just could not see myself dropping thousands of dollars for something that would take time to fit and tune and which probably wouldn’t meet my needs in the end. I remain put off by the fact that prices vary so much for no recognizable differences.

    The CS50 is NOT a hearing aid. The FDA won’t let it be referred to as such. It is, officially, a Personal Sound Amplification Device (PSAD) – and a very good one at that. In addition to assisting my hearing (very well) it is also a Bluetooth headset for my iPhone and I can listen to music – wirelessly.

    To make it all come together, the CS50 also has an app that allows me to customize and fine tune the device – without the need to visit anyone or spend any money.

    I bought my CS50 from Amazon in spite of the fact that it is sold from a company right here in Illinois. My Amazon Prime afforded my the chance to get it shipped free – and next day for only $7 more.

    It arrived as promised, well packed, and not even a hint of package damage. It worked right out of the box. After about a week of wear I hardly notice it. However, I do notice it when I’m not wearing it. The battery is rechargeable and lasts for a full day for me – well over 12 hours. It came with 2 batteries and everything I need to wear it comfortably all day.

    It looks like a standard Bluetooth device. I would certainly recommend anyone worried about hearing to try this amplifier. It has a 30-day no question warranty, which helped close the sale for me – and which I don’t think I’ll use.

    I have it in one ear only. Two may be next.

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  2. oldsoup says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    better than my pair of $2400 hearing aids, April 21, 2014
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    oldsoup (United States) –

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    This review is from: NEW! Sound World Solutions CS50 Wireless Bluetooth Sound Amplifier (Right Ear) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    Works as promised. I have been wearing a pair of Costco hearing aids for 2 years. I can hear better with this CS50. The bluetooth streaming is so much better than my hearing aids. A good plus is I can adjust the profile myself with the iphone app, instead going to the audiologist, who may or may not do a good job. Love it.

    Thinking of buying another one for the other ear, but it is not clear to me how two CS50’s connect to a smartphone. The user guide doesn’t say anything about this.

    The changes I like to see are: 1) a way to switch it off without taking the battery off; 2) a tonal indication that the volume is at the mid level.

    I also wish it had anti-noise when doing bluetooth streaming.

    Updated 6/2/2014: When used as a bluetooth headset in phone conversation, the other side often complains the sound quality. I guess it is the problem of the microphone. I have downgraded it to 4 stars.

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