So, I get tested by a local audiologist. She suggests a Starkey Ignite I 30 RIC and even has a samlple in the office. I try it. I like the sound. It’s $5,000.00 Woah, I’ll get back to you.
Great apt. Liked the Dr. Liked the way the HA sounded. She adjusted the occlusion on the spot and makes it better. It was just the shock of the price. That’s more than my car costs, more than my favorite shotgun, that I waited years for. (Not a vet, not included in my ins.)
I go down the road. Do the test again. He suggests a MicroTech CIC Focus 30. $3500.00. When it’s said and done, I buy the Focus 40 because it’s got more of all the things I don’t understand. Total is $4500.00 w/1 year worth of #10 batteries. I leave calling myself an idiot and shaking my head.
Time comes for delivery. They are not right and need to be sent back.
I probably didn’t list these results correctly but both ears were the same. The graph just drops straight down at 2k for both ears. They are about the same except where I listed 2 entries. The right ear is slightly better. Have no idea what this means.
Seems to me that this industry is in drastic need of an update. Today I find out that On Line retailers can’t ship to Florida. So now I got the government getting into my pocket too. Whole things makes me want to stay deaf.
Just sayin. All electronics go down about 8% a year but hearing aids go up about 20%. What a rip.
For $5000.00 I should have a live in servant serving me home made chicken and dumplings.
Everything I read says people are trying HAs out and returning them like it’s a normal thing. Audio’s not being able to adujut the aids they sell, I called Costco and they are making apts over a Month out. That’s insane.
I ought to be able to walk in a store and buy a good hearing aid for $600.00-$1200.00. There isn’t that much to them.
Sorry for the rant, but I enjoyed it.