Had my 2 year follow up appt yesterday to get my hearing checked again. Two years ago the audi really didn’t think investing in aids was appropriate at that time. I was impressed he wouldn’t sell me something that I didn’t need.
Same audi this time, and based on hearing changes thinks I would benefit from aids now.
I have a lot of trouble understanding my spouse, and I’m a birdwatcher and have a very difficult time hearing bird songs, especially high pitched ones.
Audi is recommending Phonak Audeo M70R. Initially the price for the pair was $3,750, however after some negotiating he will meet the Tru Hearing price of $3,390. I would purchase through him directly, not Tru Hearing. He said he would also include a free TV connect device (which I haven’t researched what that is exactly).
He includes a 45 day trial and 1 year of visits to make adjustments to the programming.
I mentioned in passing that my cousins all got their aids from Costco which cost less. Audi says they have good products, however there are no audiologists there. He has some patients who have been very happy and others that were not. I don’t think Costco has the rechargeable aids so I’d have to add expenses on for batteries.
I updated my hearing audiogram on the site, hopefully it displays correctly.
Right now I’m leaning towards going through the audi vs. trying Costco.
Very interested in what the more experienced people here think.
Thanks in advance