Pros: Excellent sound, comfortable.
Cons: It has to be replaced after 400 hours of use.
I bought my first Miracle Ear hearing aid many years ago and paid almost $800 back then. It would probably cost about $1,200 today. The main reason I got it is I have very poor high frequency hearing and it is hard to understand speech. Once it broke, I never replaced it since I didn't want to spend over $1,000. A consumer show on local radio mentioned the Songbird Disposable Hearing aid awhile back and I decided to try it so I went to their web site. It is about $80 and lasts for about 400 hours. Once the battery is used up, you throw it away and buy a new one for another 80 dollars. I am now retired so I do not need to have my aid on all day, so this works out to be about 3-4 months of use for $80, which is much cheaper than a $2,000 hearing aid. In addition, I always am no more than a couple of months away from a brand new unit, with no maintenace,repairs or batteries to buy.
The sound on this digital hearing aid is much better than it was on my old Miracle ear. It is easy to put on, and you forget you are wearing it, other than you can hear. In addition, it is so light and small that people can't even tell you are wearing a hearing aid. It is an easily adjustable volume control which also serves as the on off switch, so when you don't need it, like driving in the car it is very easy to just switch it off. This is a good option for people on fixed incomes that are looking for an aid without having to lay out thousands of dollars all at once. You can try it for 2 payments of $40 and if you don't like it, send it back for a refund.