The Stealth Secret Sound Amplifier

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  1. P. B. Sharp says:
    281 of 289 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Useful and nicely made!, April 20, 2008
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    No, no I am not so vain that I am ashamed of wearing a hearing aid! I was looking desperately for some item to amplify without spending $2,000 going digital. I had long ago lost all the hearing on one ear after a yellow fever shot, but was able to get by nicely on one ear until recently, when the “good” ear has conked out to the point I can’t even hear the vacuum cleaner.

    First of all I tried a PSA 8000 amplifier. There was a major problem: the ear nodule wouldn’t stay in my ear, it popped out immediately. The only way I can keep the nodule in place is to tape it to my ear with masking tape. Nevertheless, when I am out in the yard, I can hear the phone ringing inside and any other noises. When you are as deaf as I am you are grateful for these sounds, but I balked at walking around the Walmart or wherever with the tape in place because it looked like I had sustained an awful ear injury. Other than the nodule problem, the PSA 8000 works well for amplification..just amplification. It is not a hearing aid per se,but it could definitely have a place in your hearing repertoir if loudness is an issue. (I did not write a separate review for this unit because the merchant I bought it from no longer lists it and it was possibly sold out) It is available on Amazon from other merchants.

    OK, now for the Stealth SSA (Secret Sound Amplifier)…This unit, about 2.0 inches long is made to appear like a cell phone jack. You attach the unit with a soft wire that goes over the top of your ear, and you can adjust the tightness easily. The unit has a plug that fits into your ear and you attach one of three soft ear buds, choosing the one that fits best.I use the middle one).

    The Stealth comes with a nifty battery charger that charges the lithium battery. A red light goes off when the charge is complete. When the unit is switched to the ON position after the charge, a green light comes on and stays on. You adjust the volume control to the necessary level, then attach the amplifier to your ear using the soft rubber wire. The unit stays in place nicely and doesn’t slip at all. The illustration provided with the product shows the unit in an ear at an angle but I found for me straight up and down to be the best fit.

    The Stealth amplifies to 50X. I would like the sound to be even louder, but my problem is surely not typical. Nevertheless, I recommend the Stealth. It is very clever and it should be ideal in many situations for people who need amplification. I rather get a kick out of seeing the little green light up there when I’m wearing the unit and being able to recharge the battery is cool. You probably will not be able to hear on the phone when the Stealth is in place unless, of course, you use the other ear. I use a TTY so can’t judge this aspect. Also, the Stealth will block sound from a computer earphone, but there should be no problem with speakers.

    I definitely recommend the Stealth as a very nice little tool to help your ears do their best. And how I am helped? I can hear microwave popcorn popping, my refrigerator revving up, and of course, the vacuum cleaner. Simple sounds can mean a lot!

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  2. Brenda Allen "okiebren" says:
    113 of 116 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Stealth Secret Sound Amplifier, May 17, 2008
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    Brenda Allen “okiebren” (Okmulgee, OK USA) –
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    I bought this amplifier for my 89 year old mother as other types never seemed to work very long and she had a hard time changing batteries. As this amplifier had a charger like a cell phone, I decided to try it. WELL, mother just loves it. Likes the fact that it looks like a ‘bluetooth’ and not a hearing device. AND no batteries to change!
    Several of her Church friends have now purchased this item too!
    Thanks for a great product.
    From a happy daughter in Oklahoma.

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