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Personal Sound - Behind the Ear Amplifier - Able Planet

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SKU: PS1600BTE

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Manufacturer: Able Planet

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$474.50

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Small Behind the Ear discrete personal sound amplier
  • Attractive Rocker Switch for Volume and Program control
  • Four preset Environment Management Filters
  • Small Over-the-Ear ‘thin tube’ design
  • Patented LINX DSP, a Hear the Difference® technology
  • Fits comfortably and discretely behind the ear

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Feedback management
  • Battery type: 1,35 V A10 IEC PR70 (type 10)
  • Low Battery Warning
  • Power consumption 0,8 mA (Typical)
  • Dynamic Contrast Detection 2-Channel; 12 Band amplication
  • Layered Noise Reduction for speech optimization

INCLUDED

  • LINX DSP® V1
  • Thin Tube for Left or Right
  • Instruction Manual
  • Cleaning wire
  • Batteries (6 Pack)
  • Soft zipper pouch
  • Silcone ear canal dome (Open and Closed)

LINX DSP® ADVANTAGE

Hearing abilities are like fingerprints. Everyone hears differently. The hardest to hear sounds are in the high frequencies and hearing abilities can vary by ear. Many people, even those with normal hearing, struggle to hear in noisy environments, or through heavy bass sounds. LINX® DSP amplifies hard to hear frequencies while reducing background noise to enhance sound quality and clarity.

  1. What is the rocker switch for?

The Chrome Rocker switch allows you to adjust the volume along with switching to one of four preset programs.  The multiple programs are programmed to work differently in Environmental situations.  The volume adjustment is unique to Able Planet Personal Sound Behind-the-Ear Amplifiers only adding a much desire feature to the sound amplifier technology.

  • LINX DSP® V1
  • Thin Tube for Left or Right
  • Instruction Manual
  • Cleaning wire
  • Batteries (6 Pack)
  • Soft zipper pouch
  • Silcone ear canal dome (Open and Closed)

Customer Reviews

7 Item(s)

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A super product!! Review by Ginny Martin
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The PS 1600 BTE is a wonderful product! I have had hearing aids costing a lot of money that just didn't work for me. They were never able to be adjusted so I could hear soft speech. I never have a problem hearing teachers, lawyers or actors, but others can be difficult. Able Planet has made it possible for me to hear all of you who whisper!
I would seriously suggest you give this awesome and reasonably priced product a try.
(Posted on 5/30/14)
Excellent Review by Robert E.
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They work very well for me, a baby boomer who has trouble understanding many people's speech, especially my daughter's. I use program #1, the one that activates first, occasionally with the volume turned down a notch. Simple and easy. They make sounds very crisp, voices much easier to understand. They're quite comfortable, and much smaller than the similarly-shaped hearing aids of years past.

Similar prescription hearing aids would have cost me more, even with insurance paying a large percentage. The hassles getting them are huge (I went down that route) and the process is humiliating. I am very happy I went with the Able Planet amps instead.
(Posted on 5/30/14)
Completely Satisfied Review by Glenn Beck
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Value
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I used to have Phonak BTE aids @ $2K/ear. I find that these amplifiers are equal or better in performance. The variable program selection and stepped volume control enables me to find a level of amplification that is suitable for a wide variety of environments. My previous HAs did not provide adequate amplification in many environments. The performance and the price make these a great buy in my opinion. (Posted on 5/30/14)
Very Pleased Review by Joan
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Quality
Price
I tried the 2500s and was very happy with them except one fell out in a restaurant (bright eyed waitress found it). I was too nervous about losing them so I replaced them with the 1600s. The sound seems to be a little tinnier than the 2500s and I replaced the Open Dome with the Plus Dome which helped a lot with the feedback, but all in all I am very pleased with these amplifiers and the price is outstanding. Customer service has been very helpful! (Posted on 5/30/14)
switched to PS1600's Review by Steve Miller
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I had the PS2500 pair. Worked well but the program would change when a loud noise or concussive blast occurred near me.. I asked and received permission to try the 1600's. The 1600's work perfect and are more comfortable for me. I sent back the 2500's. Thank you customer support. Hearing better all the time. - See more at: http://hearinghealth.ableplanet.com/review/product/list/id/173/#sthash.EdMJ55HE.dpuf (Posted on 5/30/14)
fundamentally great product, details need a bit of work Review by Ray
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Quality
Price
I've started to develop a bit of hearing impairment, and having read about Able Planet for years, I wanted to give it a try. The short result: I was extremely impressed by how the PS1600 improved my ability to hear speech, and especially how well it improved my ability to discriminate background and foreground in noisy settings. As I get more familiar with the device, I'm hopeful it will do even more.

That said, it does have some flaws. Needing to open the battery case to turn it off makes it easy to lose batteries (one has already fallen out). Its inability to maintain state when turned off is an inconvenience. And the package I got had no batteries, neither a manual nor instructions about how to download one, and no "soft dome option". (I e-mailed customer service about the batteries a week ago, and I still don't have them;I had to buy some just to try it out. I had downloaded the manual before purchase, so that wasn't actually a problem for me. And I'm not sure whether "soft dome option" means it is included or is available separately, so I didn't inquire about that.)

Overall, though, I am very happy with this product. I was pleased, when ordering, to see that Able Planet offers a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, as taking a chance on something this expensive was a concern for me. I'm even more pleased that I will not need to test that option, as I am very pleased with the device's performance.

I would encourage anyone looking for a bit of help with hearing at least to give this product serious consideration.

__________________________________________________________________________

- Ray, I have sent your request to the In-House Audiologist about the contents of the package. This should have come with an Instruction Manual and batteries. He should be contacting you directly.

Thanks,
Able Planet
(Posted on 5/30/14)
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Overview

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Small Behind the Ear discrete personal sound amplier
  • Attractive Rocker Switch for Volume and Program control
  • Four preset Environment Management Filters
  • Small Over-the-Ear ‘thin tube’ design
  • Patented LINX DSP, a Hear the Difference® technology
  • Fits comfortably and discretely behind the ear

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Feedback management
  • Battery type: 1,35 V A10 IEC PR70 (type 10)
  • Low Battery Warning
  • Power consumption 0,8 mA (Typical)
  • Dynamic Contrast Detection 2-Channel; 12 Band amplication
  • Layered Noise Reduction for speech optimization

INCLUDED

  • LINX DSP® V1
  • Thin Tube for Left or Right
  • Instruction Manual
  • Cleaning wire
  • Batteries (6 Pack)
  • Soft zipper pouch
  • Silcone ear canal dome (Open and Closed)

LINX DSP® ADVANTAGE

Hearing abilities are like fingerprints. Everyone hears differently. The hardest to hear sounds are in the high frequencies and hearing abilities can vary by ear. Many people, even those with normal hearing, struggle to hear in noisy environments, or through heavy bass sounds. LINX® DSP amplifies hard to hear frequencies while reducing background noise to enhance sound quality and clarity.

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  1. What is the rocker switch for?

The Chrome Rocker switch allows you to adjust the volume along with switching to one of four preset programs.  The multiple programs are programmed to work differently in Environmental situations.  The volume adjustment is unique to Able Planet Personal Sound Behind-the-Ear Amplifiers only adding a much desire feature to the sound amplifier technology.

Accessories

  • LINX DSP® V1
  • Thin Tube for Left or Right
  • Instruction Manual
  • Cleaning wire
  • Batteries (6 Pack)
  • Soft zipper pouch
  • Silcone ear canal dome (Open and Closed)

Customer Reviews ( 7 )

474.50 In stock
Personal Sound - Behind the Ear Amplifier - Able Planet 5 out of 1 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
A super product!! Review by Ginny Martin
Quality
Price
Value
The PS 1600 BTE is a wonderful product! I have had hearing aids costing a lot of money that just didn't work for me. They were never able to be adjusted so I could hear soft speech. I never have a problem hearing teachers, lawyers or actors, but others can be difficult. Able Planet has made it possible for me to hear all of you who whisper!
I would seriously suggest you give this awesome and reasonably priced product a try.
(Posted on 5/30/14)
Excellent Review by Robert E.
Value
Quality
Price
They work very well for me, a baby boomer who has trouble understanding many people's speech, especially my daughter's. I use program #1, the one that activates first, occasionally with the volume turned down a notch. Simple and easy. They make sounds very crisp, voices much easier to understand. They're quite comfortable, and much smaller than the similarly-shaped hearing aids of years past.

Similar prescription hearing aids would have cost me more, even with insurance paying a large percentage. The hassles getting them are huge (I went down that route) and the process is humiliating. I am very happy I went with the Able Planet amps instead.
(Posted on 5/30/14)
Completely Satisfied Review by Glenn Beck
Price
Value
Quality
I used to have Phonak BTE aids @ $2K/ear. I find that these amplifiers are equal or better in performance. The variable program selection and stepped volume control enables me to find a level of amplification that is suitable for a wide variety of environments. My previous HAs did not provide adequate amplification in many environments. The performance and the price make these a great buy in my opinion. (Posted on 5/30/14)
Very Pleased Review by Joan
Value
Quality
Price
I tried the 2500s and was very happy with them except one fell out in a restaurant (bright eyed waitress found it). I was too nervous about losing them so I replaced them with the 1600s. The sound seems to be a little tinnier than the 2500s and I replaced the Open Dome with the Plus Dome which helped a lot with the feedback, but all in all I am very pleased with these amplifiers and the price is outstanding. Customer service has been very helpful! (Posted on 5/30/14)
switched to PS1600's Review by Steve Miller
Value
Quality
Price
I had the PS2500 pair. Worked well but the program would change when a loud noise or concussive blast occurred near me.. I asked and received permission to try the 1600's. The 1600's work perfect and are more comfortable for me. I sent back the 2500's. Thank you customer support. Hearing better all the time. - See more at: http://hearinghealth.ableplanet.com/review/product/list/id/173/#sthash.EdMJ55HE.dpuf (Posted on 5/30/14)
fundamentally great product, details need a bit of work Review by Ray
Value
Quality
Price
I've started to develop a bit of hearing impairment, and having read about Able Planet for years, I wanted to give it a try. The short result: I was extremely impressed by how the PS1600 improved my ability to hear speech, and especially how well it improved my ability to discriminate background and foreground in noisy settings. As I get more familiar with the device, I'm hopeful it will do even more.

That said, it does have some flaws. Needing to open the battery case to turn it off makes it easy to lose batteries (one has already fallen out). Its inability to maintain state when turned off is an inconvenience. And the package I got had no batteries, neither a manual nor instructions about how to download one, and no "soft dome option". (I e-mailed customer service about the batteries a week ago, and I still don't have them;I had to buy some just to try it out. I had downloaded the manual before purchase, so that wasn't actually a problem for me. And I'm not sure whether "soft dome option" means it is included or is available separately, so I didn't inquire about that.)

Overall, though, I am very happy with this product. I was pleased, when ordering, to see that Able Planet offers a 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, as taking a chance on something this expensive was a concern for me. I'm even more pleased that I will not need to test that option, as I am very pleased with the device's performance.

I would encourage anyone looking for a bit of help with hearing at least to give this product serious consideration.

__________________________________________________________________________

- Ray, I have sent your request to the In-House Audiologist about the contents of the package. This should have come with an Instruction Manual and batteries. He should be contacting you directly.

Thanks,
Able Planet
(Posted on 5/30/14)
Test Review by Test
Quality
Price
Value
Test (Posted on 5/29/14)