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I have partial hearing loss and I’ve been using hearing aids for about 15 years. I liked the quality of the hearing aid from Zounds so I bought from them. Its features are pretty good but I changed to a different Zounds company a few months back because I wasn’t happy with one of the new guys at my old Zounds company. Other than that, their hearing aid is pretty cheap but has a good quality.
Thank you for your review. We are happy to count you as a customer at our Corporate location in Tucson. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.
I had been wearing hearing aids for a couple of years when a friend of mine referred me to Zounds. She said how much she liked them so I went down there. I liked the idea that I didn’t have to change batteries and that they were rechargeable. I’ve had the hearing aids for about six years now and they're gonna have to be replaced soon because the life of hearing aids is not forever. Sometimes they work better than other times. But the best thing is that the service part of Zounds has always been excellent.
I did the fitting when Zounds was down on Graham. But they had an office up on Magee, which was close to me, so I moved to that office. Then something screwy went on with that office. They still continued to service my hearing aid for me but they apparently lost the franchise. So now I go to the place across the street, which is at Oracle and Magee, and they’re fine. They replace batteries, clean the hearing aids and check things for me. I’ve never had to pay for anything and I’ve been very satisfied. I have also recommended Zounds to friends of mine.
Dear Ms. Chilocott,
Thank you for your review of our Corporate location in Tucson. We opened last fall and are happy to provide service and support to our Tucson customers. It is also good to hear that you have had six years with your current aids. We are happy to provide you with service for them. Additionally, as a loyal Zounds customer you are eligible for a special offer on upgraded hearing aids, when the time comes.
All the best to you!
I had a significant hearing loss. At that time, Zounds seemed anxious to get the hearing aids out to the customer and they were providing good service. Also, the price was good and compared with other hearing aids, Zounds was a lot better and they were hands down. I bought the Clareza, which is behind the ear. One hearing aid always seemed to have a low volume. I used the fob to turn it up and every now and then, I've got to do the same thing again. It seems to be losing volume.
Since it's been a while, Sarah she said we should do a whole hearing test and see how my hearing is. The high frequencies were off quite a bit. After they readjusted my present hearing aids, Sarah tried to convince me to buy a pair of the new ones, which had 32 channels. Mine had 16 channels. I told her I didn't wanna buy something if I don’t know if I'd like it or not. She said I could turn it back in within 30 days. I said I didn't think so and asked if they had any that had been turned in that I could use as a loan. She did and borrowed them for a week.
Sarah said they could fix it and she was right. She adjusted them to my profile. Even my wife said my hearing was really good because she never had to repeat. Everything is loud and clear to me. I made an offer because they can't resell them as new ones, but the company only wanted to give me $100 off on a new pair. I told them that didn't work. I've never seen used hearing aids being worth 95% of its value. I was disappointed there, but that’s life in the fast lane.
Zounds had an office close to our house and it was run terribly. The guy there wasn’t there as much as he should have been. They moved to a temporary facility about 20 miles from my house, and then they moved to a more permanent facility which was another couple of miles farther. However, when you walk in, it looks like they're there only temporarily. Everybody’s temporary. They have no freezer. They have a water cooler, a coffee maker and a display case with nothing in it. It looks like they don’t wanna spend the money to present themselves as a professional hearing company. In plain English, they wanna be very cheap about it. However, I thought they've gone beyond what they've been required to satisfy their customers.
Hello John, thank you for visiting our new Corporate location and for your review. I am glad Sara was able to help you improve your ability to hear. We have just recently moved into our permanent office and are still getting furnishings and decor delivered. We hope to have it completed soon.
In 10-30-2015 my father-in-law Richard ** purchased a pair of Zounds hearing aids. Never could get them to working correctly. So I bought him a new pair from a Facebook ad. He now hears better for less money. If anyone that is connected to the Zounds Hearing Aids is reading this it would be nice to refund his money. If you are reputable company you will do the right thing. No questions asked.
Dear Mr. Ellison,
It has been almost three years since your father-in-law purchased his hearing aids. His full name was not included in your review, therefore I cannot look up his history. We offer aftercare for the life of the hearing aid and would be happy to assist him with refining his fitting, should he decide to come in for a consultation.
I had pretty severe hearing loss and after the staff at Zounds diagnosed my condition, she offered me the behind the ear hearing aids. It fits very well, and it's the second pair of hearing aids that I had and these are better than the others. Also, I had no problems making appointments with Zounds. I had very friendly and professional interactions with their staff.
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My hearing started to go 10 years ago. I had hearing aids from Adobe Hearing, but I was not happy with them. With it, the hearing was not good and I could not hear people’s conversation when sitting in groups or in my bible study group. When my husband saw Zounds' ad in the paper, we decided to try them and be tested. I really like everything about my Zounds hearing aid, including the way it fits. It has the piece behind the ear and it has this little controller to turn things up or down. I can adjust it to my environment and the sound around me. It has a music, party, regular and dining mode feature and you can control the treble and bass with it too. But it is not really good in trying to cut out background noise, though everybody has trouble with that.
This Zounds hearing aid is my third set and although the cost is hefty, I am happy with what it does. Everybody at Zounds has been very good and I've had wonderful treatment, but I've had to change places 'cause the one little place that I’ve first gone to is not there anymore. Other than that, they have given good service and their hearing aids are working very well. Putting my hearing aids on is one of the things I do when I get up in the morning and start my day. And I have had friends tell me that I am the only one that they know that has put a set of hearing aid in and never complained. It gives me a quality of life that I wouldn't have without it and I’ve recommended them to people.
We are happy to hear from such a long-term customer! Our staff at the Corporate location in Tucson is always there to assist you with any adjustments needed to refine your fitting as your hearing changes. Additionally, as a loyal Zounds customer you are eligible for a discount on upgraded hearing aids, when the time comes for your next pair.
Thank you for being a loyal customer - we sure appreciate it!
I have a partial hearing loss. If I'm home and I take the hearing aids out. I can still hear the TV and I'd just have to turn it up a little louder than normal. Hearing conversation sometimes is difficult, however. I knew someone that works at Zounds. She was in the same church I'm in. Also, I knew that my pastor had also gotten Zounds, so that was where I went. I got the unit that cost about four grand. The handheld remote allows me to change from dining to other situations. It also allows me to turn it off completely down, as well as adjust the treble and bass.
The customer service at Zounds has been excellent, too. I had to go in one time to have them adjusted because I didn’t think they were working quite right, and what it turned out to be was one of them was clogged up with earwax. So, the rep showed me how to clean it and then gave me one of the tools that he uses to clean it. Now, I can take care of it myself. The people have always been really nice to be with. My hearing aids have impacted my life greatly. I can hear things now, and I can identify sounds. I'm happy to have them. Ironically, I run the sound system at my church and it's now easier to do that because I can hear what other people are hearing and what they should be hearing. I'm not asking everybody to repeat themselves anymore, which is always kind of embarrassing.
Thank you for your review of our hearing aids and service. It is great to hear that you are enjoying them. We are always here if you need adjustments or assistance with their maintenance.
My brother-in-law got hearing aids from Zounds and just raved about them. Although my hearing loss was bad, I waited until we moved here and went to Zounds because their location in Atlanta where we lived had closed. And I'm glad I did because Jean, the rep here, is amazing. She made that whole experience so much better. She's so patient and kind. All she deals with are the elderly and everybody loves her.
Jean spent a lot of time with me and my husband to understand everything. Before, nobody ever explained anything about my hearing loss. It means so much to me to have somebody that I can talk to about it and with Jean, you feel like you're not alone and just trying to figure things out. Also, the Zounds hearing aid is fantastic! We got the best model and we like all the benefits of it. I can hear people talking to me now and it's wonderful. I did not realize how much I was missing before. There's also an app that you can use to adjust the sound into different modes.
Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you are enjoying your new hearing aids as much as your brother-in-law has. Please thank him on our behalf for sending you to us. Your comments about Jean are also appreciated. She truly cares about her customers and does her best to provide the upmost in service. That fact that she is just naturally nice helps! Thank you again.
My hearing loss was pretty bad and I bought a Zounds Hearing Aid from this place and lost it. Then my wife bought me another one. It’s a piece that goes in and the other part hangs over the ear. The gal there is a very nice person and she knows what she's talking about. Three weeks ago, she did a test on me and now that they've changed over, I’m okay. The hearing aid from Zounds works pretty well and I'm sure it has made my wife happy.
Your review brought a smile to my face - wives are universally pretty happy when their husbands get hearing aids! It is great to hear that you are receiving a benefit from them. Thank you for coming in so our staff could refine your fitting - very important as your hearing changes with time.
My hearing was getting bad and I had partial hearing loss. A friend of mine told me that Zounds was good, so I went with them and I got the newest model of hearing aid which goes over the ear. The woman rep who took care of me was very good. She was really thorough and I liked her a lot. The testing and fitting of my hearing aid went well, and it's as comfortable as it can be. I like that the remote connection puts it on different things wherever I'm at. I was expecting to pay a little more for my hearing aid and the price was reasonable for what I was getting. So far, my hearing aid has been having a really good impact on my life. I like Zounds and I'm glad that my friend told me about them.
Thank you for your kind review. It is great to hear that you are doing well with your new Zounds hearing aids. Don't forget that we are here for you if you need help adjusting to them or need any minor tweaks. I am sure Jean will be happy to assist. And don't forget to tell a friend!
I had partial hearing loss. Before I went to Zounds, I had a full testing by somebody that had a complete test set-up and a full evaluation. So, the people at Zounds only did a minimal amount of testing to me and programmed the unit based on the tests I received. I got the hearing aid model that is behind the ear. The controls on the remote are easy to use and I can control my bass and treble. It works and I've been able to adjust it. Although, it's very difficult when in a noisy restaurant or a party setting that the hearing aid doesn't do that much. I have to eliminate the background speech and noise and I get rid of something that's part of a normal speech.
Nevertheless, the people at Zounds are good and cooperative. One time, they wanted to change the batteries and I felt that there was no need to change it. The batteries are rechargeable and they are all doing fine. Now, I can talk to people and I can hear the church service. I’m like a normal person and Zounds made it more enjoyable. I'm glad I bought these hearing aids.
I have problems with high frequency when I'm in places where there is background noise. My mother recommended Zounds which was where she was getting her hearing aids from. Testing and fitting the hearing aid was a two-person operation and they got the job done. The main person went over everything with me and managed through many tests. She also fit me with the hearing aids and helped me adjust them. The other person did everything else.
I got the model that goes over the ear with a wire and it plugs into the ear with a little plastic. It tickles the earlobes a bit but it's not too bad. The fit is not perfect though and I'll have to get it adjusted. I'm constantly pushing it back up in the ear when I wear them. But my hearing is not that bad overall and I don't wear the hearing aids all the time. But they're very helpful when I do utilize them in a loud restaurant or a place where there's music in the background or a lot of people talking. I've also been back to Zounds twice. I went in once to get a battery. Then I also had a minor problem with one of the hearing aids and I had to send it out to be repaired. But they gave me a temporary pair, which I returned to them afterwards. Overall, the experience has been good and I would highly recommend Zounds.
Thank you for your review. Hearing in noisy settings is one the biggest issues for those with hearing loss. Sam and our team of engineers put great effort into developing technology that would eliminate up to 90% of background noise because we understand this. Thank you for commenting on our staff as well, they are committed to helping our customers get the most from their hearing aids and I will pass on your comments.
My girlfriend got her hearing aids from Zounds and then recommended the company to me. I got the rechargeable hearing aids that go over the ear. They were very expensive though. They were custom-made and I paid about $200 for it. But it was worth it because I was afraid I was gonna lose them. When I go out and I wanna see a stage show, I wear the hearing aids when the people are singing so I can hear it. And I make the hearing aids nice and loud. It's hard for me to hear the television though. Nonetheless, I would and I have recommended Zounds.
I took my elderly mother to a Zounds because a friend referred me to them. She knew the owner and trusted her. Kelly performed the hearing test and promptly informed me she did indeed need hearings aid. $4000.00 later we had the aids but Kelly could never get them to fit in my mother’s ears properly. Fast forward 2 years later and they need receivers. They are junk. They wanted to charge $300.00 to repair them and couldn’t guarantee that they would last very long. I now have to purchase new hearing aids. Kelly works for Beltone now and she wanted me to buy the new hearing aids from her. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Never again. Do not buy Zounds or Beltone hearing aids! I just wish someone would have warned me.
The hearing center you are reviewing is no longer a Zounds franchise location. The receivers you mention can be repaired at our Corporate facility in Chandler, Arizona. Replacements would cost you less than $50 per aid, not $300. We will also clean the aids and run a full diagnostic on them free of charge. We are happy to support your mom as a valued Zounds customer.
I've been using ZOUNDS for the last 15 years. I got the 20-channel one which was on sale then. I can hear better and I find them comfortable. Their reps treated me fairly but I did not find the company easy to deal with. I had a problem with the hearing aid and they told me that they couldn't fix them. They have rebuilt ones but to me, a rebuilt one is the one that doesn't have a problem and has been repaired. They wanted to sell me another hearing aid for $1000. I don't want to spend that amount so I'm gonna look for a different company.
Also, I went to see them about a week ago. They had a young lady in the office who could change batteries but she didn't know anything else because she told me that I had to come back and see someone the next day. It just made it hard for me to make two or three trips to get one thing done. Before, I would tell others to buy ZOUNDS. But now, not anymore. I thought it was a good product and reasonably priced. However, their products are reasonably priced when they're on sale but when they're not, the price is outrageous.
For quite a while, many people had told me to turn the TV down because I had it too loud. At Zounds, I worked with Sherry but she wasn’t certified yet so another girl took care of me and they were both excellent. I’m now on my second hearing aid. But I paid $999 for it and after I bought that one, Zounds came out with one that’s almost the same and it was either $400 or $600. That aside, I think the model’s great. I have the remote and I can now turn it up or down and change whenever I want. The best thing I like about it is I don’t have to buy batteries. When the batteries go bad, I take it in and Zounds puts a new battery in. But this model goes over the ear then I push it in and I have trouble getting it in. I have to wet the earpiece and then my ear inside before I can get it to go in. I’ve been fighting with that since I got the new one. But the lady at Zounds was very good about it. She tried a couple of different ones and it’s worked better.
All my kids weren’t going to buy me something for Christmas, but they said that I should take the money and buy myself some hearing aids instead, 'cause I wasn't gonna be able to watch my grandchildren until I got hearing aids. My hearing loss was bad before having the Zounds hearing aids. I was young when began to have hearing aids. I had a middle ear infection so that ruptured my eardrums. I tried this other firm and this other distributor but I was not successful with those hearing aids and I returned them since I had the 30-day trial period. Thereafter, my sister had read an article about Zounds and told me about it. The fact that their hearing aids could recharge themselves was enough to make me be interested in trying them. I used the Zounds hearing aids when I was in Pennsylvania.
Now, my hearing loss is in the 2nd phase so I needed a stronger power at hearing aids. And so, I have the Imprezo 20P, which was from 2012 and so they’re 6 years old. I'm very happy with the hearing aid’s features. The only thing that I have major complaints about is the fact that I had to move here in Florida, and all the places around, such as in Delray Beach in Boca, in Marco Island, in Naples and in Fort Myers, where I used to get services for my hearing, are closed now, which has been a problem. Now, they're only doing corporate stores.
Also, nobody else will service my hearing aids. If I go to another provider, such as Hear.com, and try getting them to assist me, they just tell me to call Zounds and mail the hearing aids back to them. I went to the store in Bensalem Neshaminy Mall and the girl there was wonderful, and so was the girl in Miami. Both of them were very thorough. The one on Miami has a sound booth in her office so she can do the testing right in her office.
I always had the testing process with some kind of a cup that goes in your ear. And this time, they put a more of a sponge type hearing thing, and it doesn't sound as muffled. It sounds a bit clearer than the other end that they were using. Another is that I was happy with the cost of Zounds’ hearing aids. When I first bought the first pair, they were $2,400 and that was with the charging station. The case was extra, but I was happy with that. Zounds has gone up in the years that I've worn them.
With the Zounds hearing aids, I am able to enjoy my grandchildren and feel more comfortable driving because I can hear horn sounds than people having conversations in the car. They're certain tricks that I learn along the way that are helpful. When I go to restaurants, I've learned over the years that I need to sit with my back against the wall so I don't pick up a lot of background noises. There is also a remote that can help with that as well. I have recommended Zounds to my aunt and mom and they have bought hearing aids from them.
I had a set of hearing aids about 10 years ago, and they were getting old. I was also having more difficulty hearing. I was impressed with the owner of Zounds and why he did it to help his hearing-impaired daughter. So, when I saw their advertisement, I called them up. I interacted with their rep, Jeanne, and I can't say enough good about her. She was fantastic, didn't pressure me, and explained everything very thoroughly. I went through the hearing test which I also had when I got my first hearing aid but I didn't have that explanation at that time. Jeanne was so good about that and I could see where I was and why I needed the better hearing aid.
And so, I bought the expensive hearing aids from them. Since I'm spending money, I might as well get the best. It cost a little more than half of what I paid for the other one but it's 50% better. Now, I have less trouble with wind noise. I got the behind-the-ear style and it's not as susceptible to that as the in-the-canal one that I had before. I can also hear music and conversation better. All in all, my experience with Zounds Hearing Aids was very good.
My hearing loss was minimal and I was not able to understand certain words. I went to Zounds to look for and buy a hearing aid. I bought the top brand that has the little thing that I adjust for different sounds when I put the hearing aids in both of my ears. The hearing aids are fine but I'm upset about its price. A couple of days after I got them, I saw an ad in the newspaper for something that cost a lot less than I what paid for my hearing aids. I paid around $3400 but on the ad I saw the price was $999 and it looked like the same thing. They were on sale but there was nothing I could do about that. But if I waited a couple of days, I would have gotten the hearing aids a lot cheaper. Other than that, I can hear what everybody is saying in the room with my Zounds hearing aids and now I have no problem at all if I go out to visit people. I would tell my friends to try them.
I have almost a full loss of hearing and at the time that I was looking for somebody, Zounds was the only one that available. I called them and they told me to go there. I got a model that was, at that time, the best thing for me. It has always been okay and all I have to do is go back there and change the batteries more often than before. In my next visit, they're gonna look at the modem to see if there's something wrong with it. I go over to Zounds any time when they're there which is usually on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. The staff are very nice, they take care of me when I have a problem and I thank them for it. I'm very satisfied.
During the testing and fitting of the hearing aid, I was in a booth like everybody else. The staff did the best they could to base off my problem. I like the hearing aid when I'm by myself like when I watch TV. But when I have company, it's hard to pick up their voices from the hearing aid. The hearing aid should be better than what I got but I have a deaf ear and there's nothing I can do when I can't afford high new technologies out of my line. Their staff said it would cost about $3000 to $5000 a piece. I’m retired so I have to live with what I got.
My husband and I had a very caring and professional personnel do the testing and fitting for the Zounds hearing aid. We were very happy with the girl that did it. We had it done a couple of years ago at the same place and by somebody else. But this girl seemed more thorough as she told me us more things about it. We really appreciated all that she told us. She was very pleasant and nice to work with. It also wasn't too much for her to answer our questions.
We paid $3,000 for the hearing aids. We're retired and we are on a very tight fixed income so that's all we could really afford. My husband's other pair of hearing aids was four years old and was really bad. He could not hear with them. But these new ones had made a tremendous difference. My daughter comes every week with her children really noticed the difference. I would recommend Zounds if that's something that people wanna go for. We were very happy with the service and happy with them now. For what we paid, we're doing very well with them.
We were in our winter home with my two sons and we drove by and saw Zounds. It sounded pretty good to me so I walked in then walked out two hours later with the hearing aid. Their staff was amazing and the product was outstanding. John was in charge of the staff and his personnel was exemplary. I got a birthday card from the staff and they all thanked me for shopping and for participating. They considered me part of the family so I was impressed. Their service was outstanding as well.
I live in a remote area in North Dakota and the hearing aid is not readily available everywhere. One time, I lost one of the hearing aids and it was replaced after I paid the deposit on it. I would send stuff in for repair and the people there would have a turnaround day instead of having to wait six to eight weeks or sometimes they would put it in the first priority mailing. And they have it in two days and I have it back in a week. Another thing that impressed me the most was when I went in there to have my check. The nearest Zounds is in the Minneapolis area about 400 miles and when I went in, I wanted to have my batteries change in my hearing aids. A technician, Sara, was there at the office in Tucson. She was very capable and very persuasive. Then the next thing I know they told me that I'll get a bill of their new hearing aid and the aids were the new top of the line with 32 channels. They gave me an exemplary price on it that I couldn't say no. So, I applaud that.
I have never been more pleased and satisfied. I could hear my wife washing dishes across the room but before that, she'd say, "What did you say?" or, "What did you think I said?" because I couldn't hear her. Zounds has been an absolute change in my lifestyle. I can hear my grandkids, even if we have a bird haven and we can sit in the evening and listen to birds singing. The product itself is the best on the market and from what I have seen.
I had a partial hearing loss and a friend of mine recommended Zounds. I got the one that gets over the ear and when I put them in, sometimes I can hear and sometimes I can’t. Also, I don’t feel too comfortable with it and the canal gets sore. But their staff is fine and I had no problem with them.
Hello Mr. Minder,
I cannot reach you by email, so I am going to ask the staff at your local office to call you about your fitting. They will be happy to fine tune your programming and assist make sure you have a comfortable fit.
I knew my hearing was bad because for years and years, it affected my performance at my job, my life, and in watching television. The rep from Zounds, Danny, suggested that I get the Riazo model for my hearing. Price point, it was 2600 bucks, but I went with his suggestion. It changed my life and I love it. When I put it in its charger, it recharges. Plus, I've got a remote where I can raise the volume and lower it if I choose to. I can also turn it on and off at night when I put it in and I can put it in my ear then hit the "on" switch and it gives me that little 'tudoo' sound to let me know that it's on.
Recently, the hearing aid wasn't working. I called them in advance and asked when I could get in, then Danny asked what time I wanted to on Tuesday. So, I went to see him two weeks ago and he replaced the batteries as well as the hearing bud that goes in my ear to make it more comfortable. He's an absolute pleasure to deal with and very professional. If everybody in retail was like him, everybody would be doing business.
My hearing loss was profound and although it was a partial hearing loss, I had trouble discerning and hearing conversations. I made an appointment and walked in at Zounds Hearing. I was slightly late because I didn't know exactly where I was going. The staff that assisted me was busy but she came right out and I had a wonderful experience in getting tested and fitted with the hearing aid. Its process was very simple. I went through the various sounds, modes, frequencies, and speech. As it would have turned out, it was comfortable, and all have been great ever since.
I got their behind-the-ear hearing aid and my insurance paid for it. Zounds Hearing's hearing aids are not battery driven and I can just recharge it. It's simple and I can adjust the hearing aid with the remote. I know people that have much more expensive hearing aids but they aren't half as happy. But mine looks like some medium priced for some deaf person but it’s just great. With Zounds Hearing, I can hear what's going on around me. I love it and I recommended it to my mother-in-law.
I was having a slight degree of hearing difficulty but it got worse. My husband had regular hearing aids but had a bad experience with them. Once they went digital, they always needed a battery replacement. He also complained when he was in a restaurant, the voices around him would sound louder. Zounds had that remote where you can adjust things and I liked that. I got their hearing aids and I've been wearing them for a while now. In fact, I just upgraded. My hearing has been good with the Zounds hearing aids. I'm very pleased with them and the hearing aids are worth the money because you don't have to buy batteries all the time. They are great. And when I called Zounds to change the battery or when I needed new ones, their reps were excellent. I feel like I'm in capable hands and I'd recommend Zounds to all my friends.
I was in pretty bad shape and I didn't hear very well at all. I shopped around for hearing aids and Zounds Hearing Aids was recommended to me. The hearing aids I got from them was 2000 bucks a piece. I was trying to get quality and a full range of hearing. I paid a little too much for it but I was looking more at something local. If I have a problem, I didn't have to ship the hearing aids off for two weeks to get them fixed.
Fitting and testing the hearing aids went really well and the rep, Karen, has done an excellent job on the service. However, I work outside in my backyard and I sweat a lot and I get a problem with my hearing aids when they get wet. This is Texas and everybody sweats down here. I've got the little socks on them now and that helps. But considering how much I paid for them, I expect it to be a little more durable than they are regarding water resistance. Other than that, I have recommended Karen and her shop, as well as Zounds when asked.
I have had hearing aids for quite some time but I have not been happy, and that was why I changed. My neighbor next door had Zounds and said he was very happy with them. And so I said, "Well, there's no time like now to try them". I have been very satisfied with Zounds so far. I have had a very good attendant to the office where I got them. I've gone out three times just on the spur of the moment where I didn't even have an appointment and he had always been good to help me as soon as he could. One time, he came out and answered a question and then he said he was with a patient. I said, "Well, go right ahead. I'll come back later." But he was kind enough to come out and check with me when I came in. They were very good to help me whenever I need it. Zounds is better than another one that I looked at, which was much more expensive than this one. So I was glad to have this one because it has done very well.
We paid $68,000 for a pair of hearing aids a number of years ago and they weren't worth a penny. A friend who has used Zounds then recommended them to us, telling us that we will really like them. Indeed, Zounds have been the best hearing aids we've ever had. And my husband has had six different kinds. We've asked companies to take us off their mailing lists because my husband gets the best hearing aids at Zounds and he wouldn't go anyplace else. First, they only charge $3,000 for two units, which was a bargain. You can't beat that. Then, when we had to get the old unit fixed, it only cost us $300. Other companies would charge us $600. They also provided another unit while they were fixing the one we had.
The first Zounds hearing aids my husband had was the best that they had at that time. Then, he got a new set three weeks ago and the engineers worked on it. They're really good and where his hearing chart went way down, it covers the particular channels and it makes it a lot easier for him. Also, the new one stays in his ear and he doesn't have to keep pushing them in and adjust them. The batteries last a year, maybe a little less if the batteries are flawed. But the best thing with Zounds is that, if the batteries go out, they replace them without any problem for a lifetime. Who else is gonna do that?
That to me is a real asset because with the other ones, we had to go and buy the batteries and replace them. We had to put in new batteries every month if not more often. Then when you put the batteries in, sometimes they fall out because there's no way to really sink them in there. With Zounds, they're inside and you don't have to worry about them falling out. Also, Jean here in Green Valley is one wonderful representative for Zounds. She answers all kinds of questions and she always has time for you. If she's got a lot of people there she'll tell you to wait for a bit and that she'll be with you shortly. Also, if there's something wrong, we go in there and tell her and she straightens it out for us or she finds out for sure from the engineers. If you want a good set of hearing aids, go with Zounds. Everybody who needs hearing aids should go to ZOUNDS.
I bought the product three years ago in Florida. The HA themselves are very good. I had Miracle Ear and didn't care for the product. Zounds had a better product. But then they overnight went out of business. The Florida agent was helpful, the Michigan office was closed. I set an appointment in Fla. for new batteries, you can't get them anywhere, they are rechargeable, a nice feature, but the agent put me off until they were closed. They farmed me out to a local hearing center who gave me new batteries, but she only had a small supply and will soon run out. You cannot buy the batteries on the open market or the black market. Apparently they are Zounds specific. So now I AM OUT $4,000 for the Zounds, $6000 for the Miracle Ear and nowhere to go for new batteries. The Zounds family founders are a bunch of highway robbers. I am not saying don't buy their product, because you couldn't if you wanted to. What a crock of crap they are.
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