A few years back I tried BTE ear mold HAs. Wasn’t satisfied with their performance and returned them in the grace period.
Cut to 2011 and the technology has advanced to the point where I am going to give it another try. I have two Resound Alera 7 on order along with phone blue tooth and TV streamer. The audiologist has been very helpful and upfront about the return rates. I was told that since I currently use Sennheiser headphones I will probably be less that satisfied with the TV streamer.
My questions relate to having to return to the audiologist for tweaks. I live in the country and it’s a bit over an hour’s drive round trip to get tweaks made.
In the digital age this should not be the case. The HA’s are expensive and programming cables and software should be readily available. In the colonies at least this seems to be taboo.
Since most HA will use the same chip set its understandable the manufacturer would limit access to firmware modifications but why limit users from changing the settings on the HA?
Does anyone know where to obtain software and cabling to access Resound Alera 7? If you know of a complete hack (firmware adjustment) I would be interested as well.
I am not trying to get over on the manufacturer. But where you spend $4.2K USD on these devices full access should be granted. Since firmware is used to unlock features for pricier models I am surprised someone does not already have a hack.