My phonak V70’s, now 6 years old aren’t serving me as well as they used to. I think it is time for a new test, prescription and set. I’m eyeing the Paradise line. But, my question isn’t about hearing aids, but Audiologists.
This seems like something that is hard to “shop” for. My current audi is ok, but he doesn’t seem as savvy about the features on Phonaks. I think his “shop” fits a lot more Oticon than Phonak. I moved from Oticon to Phonak because my Oticons kept failing. They had to be sent in for repairs several times.
So, how do you chose an audiologist that uses best practices (REM, Etc), knows your brand of hearing aid well, and doesn’t charge over much? Can you call around and ask “how much would you charge to do a hearing test and fit a pair of XXX”? Do you do REM, etc? Or should I make an appointment at several places to ask those questions. I think they make their money selling aids, and the services are usually included.
Maybe some current Audiologists could answer too.