I am new to this forum and have joined to try and gain knowledge as I am thinking about purchasing HAs after having had NHS ones for the last long while - possibly 4 to 5 pairs over the last 12 years or so.
I am appalled at the battery life being quoted of, seemingly, up to about a week. My NHS aids last just over 2 weeks with a size 13 battery. Is this the price we have to pay for progress? Do the newer improvements really make a bigger demand on the battery. My current aids are a pair of BTE Oticon Synergy Sense with a simple plastic custom moulded earpiece, and incidentally, none of the NHS aids have ever gone wrong.
I would intend to look at BTE HA’s, perhaps the Oticon More. Should I be looking at an alternative to the standard plain ear piece? I am wary of something electronic in the ear as I get quite a build up of earwax, and a pair of ITE HA’s that I had last century tended to get gummed up.