I’m totally new to anything regarding hearing aids but I’ve been trying to help my father out more and more with his medical issues. He’s approaching 70 and is in need of his first set of hearing aids. I went with him to an audiologist to get tested and they recommended some AGX branded hearing aids for him which are going to run anywhere between 5000-7000 depending on if we chose the AGX5 or AGX9 based on what type of environments he usually is in. I thought this was really expensive so i started browsing and realized Costco does hearing aids.
I wanted to come here and ask people with more experience if the costco HA are of good quality. Is there a large difference between costco hearing aids and the ones that the audiologists are trying to sell me? I’ve tried browsing this forum but can’t really sort through the noise as I’m very new to this.
My primary goal is getting my dad something that is good quality and will help him hear better. If i can achieve this through costco and save money then thats great! But if the ones issued at the audiologist are significantly better, then we will pay the money.
Thanks in advance for all your help!