My insurance will kick in $2075 per ear and requires a $375 co-pay. My math says I can get HA’s worth $4525 at no cost to me but whatever tax is required. The “In plan” audi is local and I have an appointment later this month. My current HA’s are Costco Rexton Trax 42 with molds which are out of warranty and need a factory rebuild so I am looking. My Audiogram has deteriorated to profound sensor neural hearing loss. Cochlear implants were suggested by my ENT doctor. I am not mentally ready for that extreme step.
Please make suggestions to manufacture and model of HA’s that would be appropriate for my hearing loss. My needs are:
Powerful enough for my hearing loss
Improved word recognition
Iphone bluetooth connectivity
better noisy environment hearing speech.
better hearing my wife’s voice without always asking for repeat
automatic but with ability to select a program
high water resistance
tinnitus masking would be nice
I know a audiologist office is more expensive than Costco and I am willing to kick in more money. I just don’t want them to try to get me to purchase HA’s that are bottom of the barrel quality and high profit for them.
Please help and thank you.