First post on the forum and would like various opinions on my current situation please.
I purchased a pair of Signia Silk NX for $1000+tax at local provider. For what I paid, I’m really liking the upgrade from my previous aids.
Had the initial fitting plus two adjustment appointments thus far. My HIS is very friendly, and has called me 1 week after each appointment to see if I’d like to schedule another fitting. She, from the start, made it very clear that Silk 1NX were lower level tech and would unlikely provide great results in crowded/ active situations. She didn’t annoyingly try to persuade me into purchasing above my budget. I told her I’d be happy if they provided a noticable upgrade from my other aids.
And they definitely are meeting my needs better than my previous HA. Only thing is I think I could receive a better fitting. No REM was performed and after researching I feel I understand fitting with connex 9 as well as she does, if not better in some areas.
I can 1- travel from Oklahoma to their Kansas location and be refitted using REM at no additional cost. 2- Pay $300 to another clinic in my city for a years worth of adjustments using REM or 1 adjustment for $100. 3- Go the DIY route, purchase a connexair unit online and upgrade my Connex software. Been using audiologyonline’s free videos and pdfs recently for education. 4- Keep returning to my current HIS until I feel satisfied. (I had to request in-situ in my first follow up appt, and Frq. Compression at my latest.)
What would you do? Thank you!