Hi all, I’ve been wearing a pair of Beltone TRU963DW hearing aids since 2011. I’ve been with Beltone my entire life mainly because when my hearing loss was diagnosed at 5 we went a friend of the family audiologist who was with Beltone. My point being: the TRU936s worked well but I’ve only ever been with Beltone so I have no reference point for comparison.
The left aid has finally ceased working properly after limping along for a bit. For a while I would be able to move it around and sound would come back but that is no longer the case. I visited an audiologist for an exam and she tried to resurrect it with no luck.
We discussed options for a new pair which included the Resound LINX3D 561 which was quoted at $4300 for the pair. Due to finances that is pretty much out of the question. She also quoted the Enya 362 as an option at 2400.
I also did a lot of research regarding the Costco options and the Forte 8 at 2800$ seems like it would be a better option than the Enya 362 for 400$ more. Finally, I could also get the left one repaired by Beltone for something like 400$.
My main question is this: how much of an improvement over the Beltone pair are the Enya 362 and Forte 8? I included an image of my hearing test results: