I’m using Bernofon from Costco for last 6 yrs. I’m 74 yrs old and although Costoc adjusted them several times over last few years, I still miss a lot, including TV.
This last year I’m driving a school bus. Obviously, the diesel engine is noisy but the little kids either have small voices I can’t hear. Or they are “screamers” which tend to hurt my ears.
My Medicare advantage insurance carrier is Priority Health. Till the end of 2019, I can utilize a $500 per ear benefit from Priority. Costco has been advertising the Kirkland Signature S-9 for $1500, which would mean $500 out of pocket for me.
In 2020 Priority is pushing me to Truhearing and will not give me an allowance to buy somewhere else, like Costco. I think this sucks so I’ve got to make a quick decision. On top of that, I can’t determine what their confusing costs would be without paying $75. for the test which Costco does for free.
I’ve gone through all the hearing tests when I originally bought them in 2013 and multiple times since. Like most men with hearing loss, I need help with some frequencies, volumes, etc and not others. (If everyone spoke, slow, with a deep voice and articulated well like me, it would put 90% of the hearing aid business out of business).
I’ve read about this “Nano” thing but i get the impression it’s not much more than an amplifier and might not be right for me. Does anyone have any advice?