This is directed more to the professionals out there, but anyone can chime in. I’m in the market for new hearing aids and want some advice. I’m 42 years old and I’ve been wearing the Oticon Deltas with a RIC (receiver in the canal) for four years. I don’t mind the hearing aids. But the primary issue is that I go through receivers about every 3 to 4 months due to wax, residue and moisture in my ear. To replace a receiver is $75 a pop. Not cheap. Luckily my audiologist doesn’t charge me for these every time. But still, it’s a hassle to have a hearing aid “go out” every few months.
Anyway, given my audiogram, I’m in the market for new hearing aids that DO NOT have a receiver in the ear. I guess CICs probably should be eliminated. I don’t mind the BTE aids, if I have a custom mold (less feedback than with the dome). I’m curious about the Starkey OtoLens (perhaps I’d have the same problem with wax and moisture with those?). I’m also interested in the Costco hearing due to the price.
Any feedback, suggestions and advice is appreciated.