I am a healthy, active 77 YO male who has been wearing HAs for about 35 years. Grew up shooting, working around, playing with aircraft, been exposed to many noisy environments. I am honorably discharged military but VA assistance is not an option. My insurance does not provide any coverage.
I recently saw a Dr of audiology through Hearing Planet and the recommendation was a Halo Starkly set at almost $6.K. I was impressed with the Audi but not so with the hearing planet plan. I did not demo these nor did I order them.
I tried a set of Rexton Strata 2c RIC through a local independent but I really don’t think they were much better than my present Siemens. She is getting a more advanced set of Rexton for me to try. She is talking ~ $5K. I did like the RIC.
So, my question becomes, what will be the best and cost effective option to replace my nine YO Siemens BTH? Is it time to make and appointment and drive almost 100 miles one way to Costco? Comments, discussion welcome and I thank those who take the time for meaningful input.
Edit: BTW, my Siemens are still functional. .