I have reverse slope hearing loss. In the past, I’ve had Phonak and KS6 hearing aids with either open or tulip domes. I saw a university doctor last year who suggested that I would benefit from custom molds. No one else has ever suggested that and it’s the same office that scheduled me for a CI consultation then charged me $400 for an unnecessary hearing exam because my insurance covered a CI consultation (which they decided was unnecessary after I got there), but not all of the other stuff they did. I’m not sure that I trust them with RSHL suggestions after that debacle.
Regardless, I’m in a different state now, insurance still doesn’t cover hearing aid related charges, and I’m happy with Costco. I ordered a set of KS9s, a dryer, and a tv connector that will be here the 14th. The dispenser called Phonak while I was in the office and confirmed open domes and targeting certain frequencies, so I feel comfortable that they will be a better fit than previously. My question is this: should I ask about custom molds with my loss or will the occlusion resulting deem them unsuitable?