Typically there are two paths. Purchase from an audi and use their services and expertise. Or, buy bare bones and do your own programming. My question: If I purchase the Opn 1 through my audi is there any reason why i cannot use Genie 2 and “tweak” my experience. If there some sort of handshake in the background between the audi’s copy of Genie 2 and the hearing aids such that I would be blocked. I suspect not, but… Given that my hearing acuity is in flux I am reluctant to turn my back on the teaching hospital’s audiology department. This third path, for me, might yield the best results with low risk.