Next week I’m going to get fitted with a Signa NX for a trial period based on my Audiologists recommendation. She says her office deals mainly with Signa and Phonak, which is why she’s recommending the Signa NX, and that’s she’s very familiar with the manufacturer. So my question is for those that have had multiple hearing aid fittings, how important is the audiologist’s familiarity with a specific manufacturer? I also want to try the Oticon OPN and she told me she’d most likely ask the Oticon rep to come in to fit my hearing aid properly since she doesn’t have much experience with them. I also would like to try the Quattro, which she does have experience with Resound, but says she’s neutral about the company. So my concern is that I may not get the best results with the Oticon simply because the person helping me doesn’t have much familiarity with the company or product. Am I thinking to much about this? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
P.S. This is now my second audiologist because the first was extremely unresponsive with help on guidance and differences between HA’s and her office was poor on returning calls too. Needless to say, this audiologist and office really seems to care about their patients.