@hass5744, You asked a question about as to why some audiologists who sell only one brand, I posted a rationale why SOME do so. You are certainly entitiIed to your opinin, but that’s all it is. Just checked my Bible, guess what, you aren’t God. Sorry, but you snipe at people here as if only you have all the answers. You have many fine answers, but you can’t tell people how to think. If a guy choses a particular mode to run HIS business that is his choice, you run yours but let him run his. If you will reread my post I did not say “hass5744 says…” I realize that to contradict anything you say results in a swift slapdown. I’m neither intimidated nor cowed.
I personally believe that equiptment of any sort will quickly gather a group who believes it is best for them, others who will swear it is the best, and some who don’t care - “whatever works”. A person with a more severe loss would very likely be more particular about his HA’s, IMO. Simply a case of less room for error. A person with minimal loss will, again in my opinion, have a wider range of suitable products.
Also, you intimate that I labled some people, I fail to see that in my post. I do see numerous typos (typical for any post I make) but not one instance of me placing a label on anyone.
And I stand by my first line - I do see many posts where someone states that the fitter is more important. True? False? Situational? I don’t have an opinion, I was only making a case why someone would carry only one brand . I wear Polo brand of pants and only khaki color. Day in, day out for 30 years. If you don’t, you aren’t wrong, and you get to dress yourself - but so does everybody else.
Your opinions on why an audiologist would carry only one brand were in no way meant to help the OP, they were meant to criticize someone. A third party no less!
You know what shocks me? My mother told me to say “I respectfully disagree, and here’s why…” or “That doesn’t work for me, have you tried…” but apparently that is not universal. Absolutely shocking!
Lastly, I fail to see how my expressing an opinion is cause for you to “vent” other than you simply cannot handle any disagreement, no matter how minor or well intended.