I was a bit over a year ago that I joined this forum and decided on a pair of Costco Kirkland Signature Premium (Rexton Gem 12). I couldn’t adjust to them. Certain peoples voices - hysterical women - walking on a gravel road - and the sound of hearing my own voice (mechanical) led me to return them.
I don’t have my report at hand, but mine is slight to moderate high frequency loss but my day to day experience is not being able to hear conversations; particularly soft spoken or when folks have their back to me. As well as certain birds, etc. Most times but not always. There was not much of a change in my audio over the past year.
So I decided to give it another try and visited the fellow at Costco and he demo’d the above. I REALLY liked them. My voice sounded natural, etc., etc.
Turned out they couldn’t sell them that day. They were so new it wasn’t in there system.
Anyway, went back in 10 days (with a slight sinus problem/head cold which developed into a full blown - need cough meds/antibiotics sort of thing) and the tech used something additional called “Real Ear” to adjust/program the aides.
Difficulties. Some tinniness to the sound of my voice, etc. To compensate fro these issues he ‘turned down’ the aid (for lack of a professional term)
Well it turns out that they were not in stock and he had to order them. So I’m almost over my sinus thing and will make an appointment soon to have them fitted.
So, the above was a recap, but my real question is does anyone have any experience with these aids, no what the ‘real product’ from Resound is? Apparently, there are a number of new aids at Costco and this time I’m committed to sticking it out and to get adjusted to them. But is there another brand I should demo?
Thanks in advance