Have been reading the forums hear and on several boards and am now ready to jump in (or be pushed by the wife and family is more like it)…So far:
Been to a top rated audiologist and the local Costco…trying to get impressions from two different sides. Tests were about the same and with the same results…good low frequency and terrible higher frequency. Based on my ego and concern each reccomended open fit BTE models.
Top end Audiologist = Siemens Centra Costco = Interton Shape
Top end audiologist wants me to order and pay for without trying on with money back (less 5%) if I am not satisfied. Costco will basically give me 60 days to be happy. Now the problem or concerns…
I tried the Intertons at Costsco and was well…underwhelmed. Granted you can’t get much from 15 minutes of walking around the aisles but short of my own voice sounding tinny (yes they were programmed) I really didn’t notice that much difference.
Must admit I am getting lost in the # of channels, e2e technology, speaker in the ear, etc., etc. and am wondering if I am likely to see a big change in the Centra’s from the Intertons.
Also was very put off by the “tinniness” of the Interton but have read that that may be uniqueto that brand/model. Has anyone tried both? Other options or choices I should look at? What is “must have” as far as technology and what is just show or buzzwords?
Many thanks in advance for any help and answers !!!