I’ve been wearing hearing aids for a while and bought the Widex Passion back in 2008 and had a decent experience with them. Since then my audiologist retired and I couldn’t quite find a good replacement. So I ended up going to Costco to buy the Resound Lynx 3D a few years ago.
I know others might have had a different experience, but personally I’ve been having a really terrible experience with Costco and the Resound. I’ve come to the realization that a hearing aid fitter doesn’t quite fill the same needs as an audiologist.
This time around I decided to really take the time to research audiologists and hearing aids. I did some searching and reading online but I’m making this post hoping to get some additional insights or advice that I may have missed. Some questions:
When you go to a clinic to see an audiologist, what are some signs that distinguish a good one from a bad one? What kind of questions should I be asking them?
I’ve been to several clinics ranging from small to medium sized practices, large hospitals, and a big university clinic. They all seemed decent enough and have their pros and cons. I narrowed down my options a little bit but I can’t quite figure out which one I should go to. Can someone give me advice or guidance on how I should approach this?
Some of the clinics I’ve been to seem to really push me towards one manufacturer and seem to implicitly discourage trying out several brands (which I would like to do). Why is this and is this a bad sign? An advice I got from someone was to try out various brands then go with an audiologist that “specializes” in fitting that particular brand.
I’m particularly interested in the Widex Evoke Fusion, but I read somewhere that Widex may be introducing a new platform in the upcoming months. I read something about it being called the Widex Enjoy? (on the Widex Denmark website). Is this something I should wait for? Anyone know anything about this?
I apologize in advance for the post being so long but I figured having a discussion on some of these questions would not only help me but others that might be in a similar situation.
Here is a copy of my audiogram: Imgur: The magic of the Internet