I have to agree completely. The vast majority of hearing aid users do not need a remote control. Many of the top manufacturers don’t even offer this outdated technology these days. I’ve not fitted a remote control aid since 1998.
A modern digital aid can usually have four different programs and a manual volume control on it, if you really want that much flexibility (most don’t need that). You can access four different programs with a simple button and the volume with a little wheel. Now you don’t need to lug some remote control around with you.
I recently fitted a CIC digital four memory aid to a gentleman who had a remote control that was, and I kid you not, the size of an audio cassette. He has a complicated life style as he is a pilot and still very active. He does just fine with four memories in his hearing aid, and is so glad not to need that ugly remote any more.
I’m sure there are the occasional user who may benefit, but I am very skeptical that it would even be 1% of patients who NEED a remote.