I did not buy my OPNs from BUYHEAR, but I did mention to them that Abarsanti recently posted the $175 price, and they said OK.
I bought my aids from the only company that my insurance recognizes in all of the Houston area. That chain dispenser is a division of Starkey. $9250 with 3 years of warranty, service, and unlimited adjustments—the only way they would sell them! But they do not really know OPNs or the software, and now they are implying I come in too often and stay too long and correct too many of their errors. Thus, the Genie2 and MiniPro.
I’m new (5 mns, now) to HAs. I’ve viewed many of those Oticon videos and taken free online courses, elsewhere. I’ve read and am still reading Oticon and other white papers. I’ve spent hours on Oticon’s site and a lot of time learning Genie2. But there are great gaps in my knowledge regarding what works when.
I’m not trying to get a full and free audilogy education as my dispenser accused, but perhaps you and Abarsanti and Volusiana, and and some of the other deans of DYI’ers with OPNs will serve as my advisory committee now that I have matriculated into this academy. Maybe some day if I work hard I’ll get a Hearing Aid Forum certificate of completion for online Q&A of Genie2 with MiniPro. I’m sure to hit you up soon with some sincerey query.