I will post my audiogram later when hubby can scan it in. We have the Signia Pure 7NX. My husband’s hearing loss is pretty consistent in both his ears and he’s at a severe level of loss. My loss is pretty bad in my L ear but moderate in the R ear. My L ear’s 'gram goes down pretty quickly and limited on range.
I’m not sure just yet how to describe what I’m hearing vs not hearing. It just seems like I’m in a barrel at times and other times it seems I can hear better without the HAs. Perhaps this is just part of learning to adjust to using them, don’t know.
We had ear molds made so no domes or anything like that. I have a longer ‘tail’ on mine that wraps around the inner part of my outer ear…I have had trap shooting molds made and my R side felt like it’d come out so he made mine a little more secure which I appreciated. So the ear mold portion goes in our ears, then there’s a tail (short or long) that goes into the outer ear area and then a tube that goes up to the control behind our ear. Not sure what you mean by ‘sleeve’ though.
We are not members of Costco and not quite sure where there is one nearby. There might be one in the St Louis metro area but that’s a good hour away.
We have gone to a place called Hearing Aid Center, officially our town name then Illinois Hearing Aid Center. We went to a number of places to get our hearing checked initially to see where we wanted to buy and how well they performed their hearing tests. The first one (I liked quite a bit) did a great job of our hearing tests (free btw) in a very nice sealed room and he spoke words to us vs having to push a button for different tones and such. Another place was a booth that was not well sealed at all, you just sat in a chair which from the waist up was a foam enclosed ‘box’. We really did not like this guy at all! Then we went to the Hearing Aid Center and they had a decently sealed room box but it was just push a button for different tones and such. We did go with this guy…basically because he was straight forward with us and told us (my husband specifically since we had a worse problem than I) that he wouldn’t like them, that he needed to wear them 100% all the time (except baths and sleeping of course), etc. But he also told my husband to go to the VA as they had really good hearing aids and that’s what he did. Once hubby got his, then I was willing to go get a pair a couple months later.
Our health insurance pays up to $1,000 per ear and we also have a health savings account (HSA) as well.