I’m new here. I’ll try to be concise (sorry, I obviously failed on this count!)
- Bought used (only 8 hrs) pair of hearing aids from friend of friend
- This person acquired them new in January (so 6 months old)
- Oticon Siya 2 Opn RITE : bought at low cost by former owner for $850 via insurance but his audi said they would retail at $3800.
- Claims they’re too loud for him, he doesn’t always want to hear everything, and he doesn’t really need them. Unspoken additional reason, I think, is he could use the cash.
- I know from reading this forum that audiologists aren’t thrilled about working with folks like me, but our family needs two pairs and we don’t qualify for government assistance. Plus we have two sets of braces to acquire, as well.
- My ten year old Oticons need repair and in the past this cost $600, so I thought this $500 was a good risk because at least I would have the latest technology.
- Was this a good deal despite the hassles I’ll probably face, such as no warranty and difficulties finding an audiologist?
- We live near numerous universities—in the Greensboro, NC, Raleigh Durham, and Charlotte area. I read here that unis were more open to working with the public to fit aids for a fee. Do any of you know of any university program or audiologist in this area that does this sort of thing? I emailed uncg today but haven’t heard back yet.
- My husband is a computer engineer and embedded systems specialist. Do you think he could learn to program them? If so, which program?
Thanks so much for your help and have a great Fourth of July!