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Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Ponca City OK
Been trying to get my ears back for years, my Grandson hunts in the hunts for me. I have learned a thing or two about hearing aids and amplifier's.
Amplifier's, you can hear everything, a lot of times to much of everything and can't hear your dog. When you get them the volume tuned so you can hear your dog, you will not know what direction they are, you have to have directional mics or go to them with the Garmin.
I have $7000 dollar hearing aids, they automatically change for your environment, great for most situations , not for hunting. The higher priced the aids are, usually the more or refined noise compression, which eliminates background noise.
Your hound is background noise to your aids.
I am still learning and testing my settings. My aids have 4 different programs, I have one set for hunting, heard my dog over 1/2 a mile the other night pretty clear. (250 yds was max for me, and she's got a nice mouth)
The program is set to about 90% volume and 5% compression. Its the best I have heard in years. Do I have my ears back -no, but its a start!!!
What goes around comes around
Last edited by Robert Shelton on 05-29-2019 at 01:13 AM
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