I went to a local audiologist and had my audiogram done. She recommended that I try Oticon Nera2 which I will do this coming week. Since Oticon is the only brand she carries, I also want to try Costco and possibly the KS6. Here are my thoughts so far, after reading numerous posts here.
My areas of emphasis in getting an HA are 1) hearing better in restaurants, 2) having the HA work directly with my TV’s audio, 3) understanding movie theater dialogue. I have no interest in interfacing with cell phones.
I don’t know whether the Nera2 offers a remote, but I think that would be handy to have. What do you feel about remotes?
Also, I would like to have an activated telecoil. I have looked at the Sennheiser SET840-S Wireless Assistive Listening System with Body Pack Receiver (neck loop) and this seems to be a well respected system for use with telecoil and reproducing excellent TV sound. Users claim it works with Costco hearing aids. Does anyone have any experience with the Sennheiser?
The Oticon is much more expensive than Costco’s KS6, so I would like to trial both. Any further thoughts or advice as to what to look for?
45 db R/30 db L
R 100% at 75db/L 100% at 75db
Freq. 250 500 1K 2K 3k 4k 6k 8k
L 30 35 35 30 40 65 65 55
R 25 35 35 30 60 60 60 55