One of my Bernafon SwissEar 106 BTE D’s amplification has dropped to a very faint level, i.e., still clearly amplifying but barely discernible. After cleaning the tube and checking for obstructions on both input and output orifices, I visited the vendor (Costco) where I had planned a hearing test to see if I could benefit from new HAs. The tech told me that the hearing aid was “dead”…but clearly it’s not, since some amplification can clearly be heard and there’s feedback generated when enclosed in my hand. Any thoughts on whether this might be something easily remedied and, if so, who would do it and what might it cost?
Also, the tech recommended that I upgrade my four-year-old SwissEars to Bernafon Verite ($2,800, pair) which I’m picking up on Wednesday for a 90 day trial. I’d like to compare them to my existing aids but first have to fix this amplification problem. For those of you familiar with these HAs, do you think this upgrade will provide a significant improvement for me? I have considerable difficulty with my existing HAs in restaurants, etc. and watching TV (“TV Ears” don’t work with my TVs because all the sound comes through ceiling speakers).
Thanks for any input you can provide.