OK I have closed domes with two little vents an Oticon OPNs.
Almost brand new the dome in my left ear stayed in the ear when I took the hearing aid out. The emergency room billed Medicare over $2,600 to take it out.
Months later my wife got a stuck dome out.
Months later another.
My ENT won’t take my insurance, and the audiologist is too busy today grrrrrrrrr
Today another and she can’t get it out. It’s back to the emergency room. So by the end of the day, the medicare charges to remove two pieces of silicone from my ears will be almost as much as the hearing aids cost.
For >$6,000 hearing aids, you would think Oticon could figure out how to keep the domes on the wax filter when removing the hearing aid. But no, it seems like rather than spend an extra penny or two for something secure, they would rather put something cheap together.
I replace the domes and wax filters at least once a month. In the end I’ll probably spend more on domes and filters than the hearing aids cost.
I bought the rechargeable option. The batteries don’t last all day. I have to take the out for about an hour mid-day to recharge or else they quit around 10 PM.
I wrote to Oticon, they say that the batteries wear down quicker when the Bluetooth is on, but even with the Bluetooth off, they don’t last past 10 PM.
I get up around 6:30 AM.
The hearing aids work well, but the design is ridiculously cheap.
End of rants.