I stopped in at the local Costco to check out hearing aids. This is the first stop in my quest; I have an appointment with an independent audiologist on Thursday, and thought that a visit to Costco would give me something to compare it to (other than when I accompanied my mother to Beltone years ago).
With my loss (30dB @ 1k dropping to 80dB @ 8k) and hearing needs (conversion, meetings, music) the dispenser suggested the Quintras. She programmed a pair and I wore them around the store, and checked out music in the car. I was pleasantly surprised to find that music didn’t sound overly bright with the boost in the high end, voices sounded natural (other than my own) and more distinct. When the aids were removed, it seemed that a blanket had been thrown over the world.
Anyway, the information I received that should I decide to order the Quintras, they’d be back to the store in about 72 hours. That doesn’t fit with the two week lead time in llagerva’s post. Was my dispenser fibbing or uninformed? Thanks.