I suggest you look at mid range Siemens such as the Motion 500 or Life 500 and get the proPocket remote and a selection of domes from open to double closed so you can experiment and see what works bet for you.
Another good choice is the Unitron Latitude 16 Moda 13. Again get the remote and some extra domes.
Online you can get a pair of these programmed and sent to you for around $3000 and have a 45 day return period with no restocking fee.
Each generation of hearing aid technology improves the two most critical features for us hearing impaired, noise and feedback reduction. For example on a pair of 2 year old Resound Azures I am constantly turning them down to get out of feedback. On a pair of Starkey S Series 11 I am trying I can hardly get any feedback even cupping my hands over my ears.
This means we can get more gain in areas we need it the most for understanding speech without being irritated with people telling us our aids are making a terrible noise.
Noise reduction is also improving. While this is hard to quantify I can tell improvements when I go from an older pair of hearing aids to new ones. It is most noticeable with mechanical noise such as riding in a vehicle but it is also some better in restaurants also.