My 98 year old mother had her hearing tested and they test fit her with hearing aids using the default program for her hearing loss. Everything was great, till she found out the cost. So since the default programming worked so well, I’m planning to buy some used hearing aids and DIY program them myself. I don’t think she has any needs which a 50, 70 or 90 series offers.
I’m confused at how much improved the technology of the B series is over the V series. Specifically would a B30 be a better choice than a V50, V70 or V90, which on the used market are similar enough prices or if the less expensive V30 is good enough.
0250.Hz L-30 R-50
0500.Hz L-40 R-70
0750.Hz L-50 R-80
1000.Hz L-60 R-90
2000.Hz L-65 R-100
3000.Hz L-65 R-100
4000.Hz L-60 R-100
8000.Hz L-60 R-90
The used units either come with receivers or not and apparently there are several levels of receivers, depending on hearing loss. Are the receivers color coded to know what is being included by color? Should I expect to need to buy new receivers?
I’ve already downloaded the Target software and plan to purchase an Icube II to program either the B or the V (please correct me if that’s wrong).
The one feature I wish these hearing aids had was a “repeat button”, so when I say something, even if she hears it, she often says “what” because she wasn’t paying attention, how nice it would be if from my android I could hit “repeat” and it rewind till the last person talking began talking and it repeat what was said.