It’s been a couple of days now and I have to say so far the Bernafon Zerena is the clearest and pretty much free of background static of the two I’m testing. The Phonaks seem to have a lot of background static, but they do have great feedback control.
As of today the Bernafon Zerena is winning, but the big test is this week at the local high school.
Unfortunately, one of the Bernafons aids has a severe feedback issue unless I turn the volume down low using the remote I bought. I hope Costco can fix it as I’m really liking the Zerena so far.
The other issue is that only one of the aids seems to be pairing with the Bernafon app. Since both aids show up as having the same name, I’m wondering if that’s issue. Sadly, the Costco fitter isn’t familiar with the Bernafon brand so that may be a problem. He was pushing the ReSounds that he uses.