Good day all.
After three years of wearing Rexton Charismos and being very happy with them, I recently got a set of the Costco Kirkland Signature 6 hearing aids. My insurance allows me to upgrade every three years so I thought, “why not?” The added Bluetooth connectivity was a big attraction for me.
Sadly, I’ve had them now for about seven weeks. Four adjustments. My experience with these hearing aids has been horrible. While the connectivity thing is cool, the general sound of these hearing aids is not pleasant. Despite asking, several times, to have the audiologist make the default volume lower, they’re still loud. They seem to amplify noise the best. It’s most of what I hear. When I get out of my car and if there is any wind whatsoever it sounds like steam in my ears. I hear every crinkle of plastic, every fan whirring, every noise that I never used to hear. The problem is, I’m not hearing human speech better.
I don’t have details on my loss but suffice to say, it’s in the human voice range and that’s the main reason I wear hearing aids. My hearing loss in and of itself is not severe.
So I am coming here in hopes that more experienced wearers can offer some advice. Some final points…
-I think the audiologists at this particular costco are just awful. I had a significantly different experience at another location. This may be part of the problem.
-These may just not be the right device for me. I may prefer the quieter sound of the Rexton’s. I may have made a bad choice based on my desire for connectivity.
-Something else I’m not aware of.
Thank you very much for reading and posting your opinion and/or advice.