I am in my late 50s, have a severe (55 dB) notch at 2 KHz in my left ear and a similar (but not as bad) 35 dB dip at 2.5 KHz in the right ear. My low/high frequency hearing is still pretty good but I’m struggling with speech clarity because of the dips in this upper-middle range.
My audiologist suggested either the Opticon Nera at ~$4K or Alta at ~$5K.
I know Costco products are roughly half this price. Is there anyone out there who has done a comparison of Nera and Alta to the current Costco product line? What Costco products are closest to these Opticon devices? How did the Costco products compare performance-wise?
I respect and understand the value of a great audiologist but my hearing profile seems pretty straightforward…took the doc 30 seconds to boost 2.5 KHz on a pair of Altas and that was it (tried them in the office and they seemed fine). The one issue was I had some right ear “white noise” which required one last adjustment (I assume dropping the response at a higher frequency?).
Thanks in advance for your patience - I know there are similar threads (I did search).