I have an Oticon Hit Pro RITE which is the first and only hearing aid I have ever used - just coming up on two months of wearing them (L&R) on the 22nd.
The price you quoted on the Hit sounds to me to be high, even if it is a Pro.
I ended up getting mine through an audiologist who happens to be within 15 minutes of my home, so I am very pleased with the convenience of that!
I have had several adjustments which I could have really done without, however they give me more flexibility of adjustment as I now take advantage of the four programs, utilizing them to change front/rear mics several different ways. On top of that, I have a total mute on each and a rocker-type switch to increase volume up four more notches past the main setting or down eight notches below the main setting. When I get back to the main setting they indicate so by giving me two rapid beeps.
They also warn me in advance that the battery is about to go. Two beeps, every ten minutes or so depending on how fast they are dying, then a four-note tone to let me know the aid is shutting down due to dead battery.
I could not be more pleased with these, and I am hoping they last me a good, long time! I am still picking up things I have not yet heard, just last evening my wife had on Christmas Carols and there was a melodic trill or short run on the high notes of a piano. I had never even heard those notes in the past. When it happened several times more, I was really impressed! She had our main stereo on upstairs in her studio, not especially loud as she doesn’t like loud music, and I was downstairs here in my office below her studio where the stereo is located.
Also, today, I happened to hear my boiler burner making a high-pitched noise which I never would have even heard before the hearing aids!