I have worn aids for 7 or 8 years. My first aids were the small mini-canal custom made hearing aids. I was trying a behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid when I read an ad for the Sebotek PAC. My audiologist spoke highly of the product, said they were brand new and wanted me to try them.
I got the RIC in April, 2003. My original hearing aids made things louder, but I still could not understand. With the RIC aid, I can suddenly hear. It sounds crisp.
The aids are also incredibly comfortable. I was always aware before of having something in my ear. Wearing my RIC aids, I have even accidentally stepped into the shower, and once into the swimming pool. I just blew on them and dried them, they were fine.
I have never been able to hear passengers in the back seat before, but now I can. I really like that. I also use a normal program, telephone program and noise program.
Cosmetics really wasn't an issue for me. I purchased the SeboTek RIC on the recommendation of my audiologist. They really are almost invisible though. I was on a trip and saw a gentleman with a large BTE. Of course I didn't know about his hearing loss. I told him to check out Sebotek.
North Palm Beach, FL