I bought it for my 100 year old mother, who was becoming isolated because of her hearing. She lives my sister, who was having trouble communicating with her and having to put up with a loud TV.
I had her first try one my $5000 phonak hearing aids, to see if her hearing would improve. It worked, except that with that device, she could hear her own voice.
Since, I now knew a hearing amplifier would help her, I decided to order the Empower unit. You should have seen the smile on her face, when she tried it on and was able to hear me clearly. Later, she went and tried hearing the TV and the same thing, she heard the TV clearly.
Later that day, I called my sister to see how Mom was doing with the device; now that she can clearly hear the TV, she did not doze off out of boredom or frustration.
My sister said that she is going to suggest to our brother-in-law, whose $5000 hearing aid went out of whack and was reluctant to order a new one.
– M. G.