Review of ReSound Alera 7 Hearing Aid
by Sanjiv Menezes
I have been using this hearing aid for a month now. I have also been using two of the accessories:
1) ReSound Unite Remote control
2) ReSound Unite Phone clip
My initial feedback is as follows:
1) Hearing Aids : The performance is absolutely superlative. It is however a good idea to spend adequate time with your audiologist to get the settings right. This makes a big difference.
2) The Unite Phone clip is brilliant but there is a huge downside. Battery life is drastically reduced as Zinc-Air button cells are not designed for high discharge rates and their life is therefore drastically reduced when the phone clip is used. Besides, the phone clip stops functioning quite early on in the life of the battery and I have had this annoying experience of the feature suddenly switching off in the middle of a call!!
3) The remote control is really useful for adjusting the volume of the hearing aids which really helps from a comfort standpoint. Adjusting volume otherwise would be impossible. This itself makes this accessory well worth it.
Overall I am very happy with the performance of my hearing aids and feel this RIC mode is the best from a comfort, aesthetic, performance and battery life standpoint.