I’ve recently found out I need hearing aids and my audiologist has allowed me to trial a pair of Bernafon Viron 9s, which have been great. The problem is that the pair will cost just shy of $9k (AUD).
I have a Costco membership and noticed they’re selling the Philips HearLink range, specifically the 9010, and I understand Philips and Bernafon are owned by the same company. The 2 models look really similar, have the same charging dock etc, but for a pair of Philips, it’s going to be $5k cheaper.
I’m wondering if anyone has tried both models or has any starting point that I can use to try and figure out what the main difference between the two models (besides cost) would be?
It’s really annoying that Costco doesn’t allow you a proper trial like the private audiologist does, this would obviously be super helpful in making a decision.
Thanks in advance for any help or guidance anyone can provide!