Hi! My mother has in Left Ear “Mixed hearing loss” & in Right Ear “Moderate Steep Sloping Seajorineural hearing loss” as per hear report. She lost her old hearing aid of Right ear.
The audiologist has advised her to buy RIC of either Widex Dreams 110 (3 channel) or Sonic Flip 60. She has been advised 100 dB receiver for left and 80 dB for right. He said while Widex Dreams 110 has 3 channels, Sonic has Speech variable processing i.e. full channel.
I tried to get second opinion from another audiologist and she advised to go for Starkey, which she said is the best. She said don’t go for Siemens (although biggest but product not so technically advanced). She said don’t go for Sonic, comparatively Widex better but loosing ground due to lot of repairs required in Widex…
It seems that the audiologists are advising to buy the make which they are selling. I find myself totally confused and scared to buy any product with the fear that i may go wrong.
My mother is about 63 years, not very active, she wants to be able to understand group conversation (which she cant presently hear in Widex menu series BTE, model ME-9 & ME-19). Further she likes to watch TV and talk on mobile phone and landline phone.
I would be grateful if you could advise which make & model of hearing aid is of better quality & will be suitable for her.