I’m brand new to the forum and have a quick question. I saw an audiologist and had confirmed moderate severe sloping hearing loss (I’ll add my test as soon as I get a copy). My question is that I do have some insurance which will help cover the costs of aids (one time in 3 years, $2,500.00 per aid). They do not reimburse for Costco though (I was interested in the Kirkland KS8 aids). I can get Widex Evoke Fusion 330 aids for the same amount out of pocket as I could get the Kirkland Costco aids. I’m a classical pianist and organist part-time and a paralegal during the day. Which would be the better way to go if the price (for me) is the same?
The reason the price ends up being the same is that my health insurance deductible has to be met. Anyway, any thoughts, as a musician, which would be a better aid for me? I’m confused because my price ends up being the same.
I really liked the audiologist though and the testing was very thorough. The price through the audiologist includes batteries and all fittings, etc. for 3 years, as well as “auditory training” (whatever that is), loss, warranty, repairs, etc.
I’m confused because I did so much research here on the Costco aids and felt pretty confident about them (one of the people I work with has them), but I don’t see as much information about the Widex aids.
My other question is that if I add $1,000, I can get the Widex Evoke Fusion 440 - would that be worth the upgrade? I’m so confused, and scared. I make as much as a musician as I do as a paralegal, so both occupations are really important to me (I’m a single mom of three). I can’t play the piano and organ without an aid anymore (can’t hear directors, pastors and cuing when it’s time to play) so going without isn’t really an option anymore, but I’ve heard stories from other musicians that aids make music sound different when you’re actually playing and it’s such a huge part of my life.