I haven’t been to my audie for about two years so I went in today to get my programs updated. I have had my current aids for about 4 years. He told me that his computer wasn’t communicating with my aids and that he would need to fiddle with them for a while. He asked me if I wanted to try some new aids which are SeboTek Voice Q-800’s for a day while he worked on my Unitrons. These are Receiver in the Canal models which are new to me. I said sure and have them in now. The quality of sound that I am hearing is far superior to my old aids. It is much fuller and richer although I am getting a lot of feedback when I eat, turn my head a certain way or talk on the phone.
Anyway, I am wondering if the price is reasonable. He is asking $5500 for the pair. I asked if they were Bluetooth. He said no, Bluetooth burns batteries so T-coil is better. I asked about auto program changes like the Phonak units. He said no, that people don’t seem to like this feature and would rather have control over the programs. These units have a little button that you push to change programs.
It seems to me that these units are somewhat outdated when compared to Phonak yet they are priced comparatively. These SeboTeks have four programs and 12 channels. He told me that more channels are unnecessary but most top of the line aides to have more. Have any of you had experience with the SeboTek and how do you like them? And is $5500 a reasonable price for these units? I felt that I was getting the hard sell so am very interested in others thoughts.
Thanks for your feedback.