Thank you!!! I have been a member here for about a year. I would not have continued on the path to buying hearing aids outside of the retail channel without this forum. Even though Costco has leveled the playing field somewhat, if you are retired and not a US government support beneficiary, costs are a big concern. Add, the ratio of service to cost of some hearing aid professionals, and you get someone like me that is on the path of self programming, safely and with more flexibility than some professional have time for. This again would not be possible without help and advise from member of this forum.
Plus, the refusal of the owner/administrator to sellout to commercial interests that would stop open discussion of hearing services outside of their retail channels allows this source of information to flourish.
Again, thank you for one of the best venues of any forum I know to allow freedom to discuss things intelligently and with minimum friction.