My hearing loss is not all that bad and my use is primarily:
Restaurants with poor acoustics: having to lean forwards and cup both ears vs being able to sit back and understand almost everything with the Kirkland 8’s
Watching TV: Being able to set TV volume at a comfortable level for others in the room while BlueToothing into it with the Kirklands and getting the extra volume I need. … I use the Android app to set the profile to “XPhone”, turn up the volume a little, and accentuate the base a little.
Listening to music on my Phone via the SmartMic device.
So far, the Kirklands have been a big improvement over no hearing aids at all - and the service at the King of Prussia CostCo has been an 11 on a scale of 1-10.
But I have to wonder if I am missing anything.
Has anybody moved from Kirikland 8’s to higher-priced aids and noticed a significant diff in sound quality (music being the main consideration)?