When I started having difficulty understanding conversations; I like many others tried over-the-counter ear amplifiers to increase the sound level, but thats all they did. They did nothing to increase my understanding of ordinary conversation.
After going to several hearing aid providers and spending severeal thousand dollars on hearing aids, they were basically amplifiers, in spite of all their claims and advertising.
I finally went to Cook Hearing and found that a friendly and professional staff furnished me with hearing aids with features that greatly improved my hearing and comprehension of conversations and also provided professional followup and adjustments as needed.
I highly recommend Cook hearing to those with hearing loss and those who have trouble understanding conversation.