Asking for my mother in law in the Denver CO area (Evergreen, Jefferson County). I haven’t seen her audiogram, but clearly her loss is quite severe. Her insurance will cover a good chunk of HAs, and it’s way past time for her to upgrade.
I think she’s planning on the Costco in Arvada. I’m wondering if anyone knows about that one, or if there are suggested alternative audis in the area.
I haven’t tried Costco HAs myself, but my mother (not MIL) has had very poor results with her severe loss with KS 9. She also has a horrible time with Bluetooth issues. My mom’s costco fitting was really quite a failure, but it could have been the particular store she went to.
A bit more on my MIL: She is also legally blind. This means that she spends a whole lot of time on her iPad every day. So it seems to me that the special low power Bluetooth I have with my Oticon OPN2 would be much better for her. (Though I find Apple has maybe messed this up a bit, and I have more issues with different Bluetooth devices fighting with each other and actually turning my Oticons off if I have Bluetooth turned on on more than one device).
Also, on account of being blind, rechargeable seems like potentially a better thing than fiddling with batteries without the benefit of vision. I guess the Costco aids come in rechargeable models? My mom’s KS9 are not, but it may be that she didn’t want to pay extra for that.
So a suggested Audi besides costco in the Denver area might be good. This is a good step getting her to go in for an upgrade at all, so hopefully we can get it to be as successful as possible.