Every time someone has a programming problem with a Costco hearing aid, this locked hearing aid issue keeps coming up, over, and over, and over.
GN ReSound is the only manufacturer that used a Costco-business-model of locking Costco/Kirkland brand Hearing Aids/HAs to a Costco version of their Aventa fitting software, and that was only for the Kirkland Signature5 and Kirkland Signature6 (KS5 and KS6). The not-locked Costco Phonak Brios always had the ability to be programmed with the normal version of Target fitting software
However, beginning with the Kirkland Signature 7/KS7 Costco has switched away from GN ReSound to using Rexton as the KS manufacturer. Therefore the KS7s can now be programmed with the normal version of Connexx fitting software.
From this point forward Costco has never again used a locked version of the fitting software. I guess they learned their lesson. The used KS5 and KS6 became worthless bricks unless you were a Costco member and demanded that Costco program them for you.
Now can we put this issue to rest?