My Century Best Ear arrived today. I had it on within a few minutes, but at first I didn't know if it was working or not. Then I realized that it was working just fine when I could hear the instruction papers rustle and a tortilla chips cellophane bag crackle, with zero background noise!!!
Great job matching my audiogram to those 12 bands and making my high frequency loss seamlessly go away. The directional mic seems to be working for me as well. I am happy with my Century Best Ear value and especially happy with the thousands of $$ saved. Glad I did the research and found Century HA.