As many of you may know, I have a hearing loss and have worn hearing aids for the past 5 years. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to try new technology as it becomes available. I have seen major leaps forward in natural sound quality, hearing in background noise, and lower listening effort. However, one of the most incredible advances I have seen in hearing technology came with the new AGXs3s Tinnitus device. Even though hearing aids have made a significant difference in all aspects of my hearing, I have continued to be plagued with an annoying constant ringing (tinnitus) in both my ears. The AGXs3s Tinnitus device was reported to help with tinnitus.
We ordered a set of AGXs3s devices and programmed them for my hearing loss. We then made adjustments to the tinnitus program and my jaw absolutely dropped. Once we had matched my tinnitus with a sound the hearing aid produced, the ringing was GONE.
After 3 months of wearing these hearing aids, I find I wear them for all waking hours, even when I am home alone. Not only am I hearing great, but the ringing completely disappears every time I put them on. I know when my battery dies because I will notice the ringing has returned.
While I recognize that the impact may not be as immediate or significant for everyone, I am a firm believer that if there is a chance we can improve someone’s quality of life through better hearing, it is worth a try. After practicing audiology for more than 35 years, I have seen the profound impact that tinnitus can have on my patients. I am so excited we now have a solution that can help so many people. I believe getting to try technology first-hand has made me a better audiologist by giving me the opportunity to experience what my patients are experiencing. For me, the elimination of my tinnitus while wearing the AGXs3s hearing aids has been huge.