I have made an appointment with a different Costo for a Test and to Switch to the new Kirland Signature Premium 4.0. I was not happy with my current HAs (nor the Audi who recommended them).
The new HAs have a telecoil, size 13 battery (rechargeable or standard), and even with the best remote cost less than the ReSounds. I’m within my 90 day return. It will be interesting to see if they give me any grief when I make the switch.
I also asked about the cost of the rechargeables when they need replacing (after about a year?) - $30 for a pair (cheaper than I’ve seen on line, by about half).
Additional Question on 4/7/12: Does anyone have any experience returning aids to a different Costco (other than the one where you were fitted)? I’m trying to avoid a confrontation with the original Audi (we don’t seem to like each other much).