Currently wearing a year old pair of Bernafon Zerena 9’s from Costco. I did trial Oticon OPN 1-3 as well (not from Costco of course). I found that the Zerena’s were (for me) better by far than OPN 3; at parity with OPN 2; but not as good as OPN 1. I had already purchased the Zerena’s before the OPN trials and while the OPN 1’s were definitely better just couldn’t bite the bullet for such a significant difference in cost (double).
Prior to the Costco purchase the audiologists I have seen has all pushed the Oticon models almost exclusively.
Doing a lot of reading I wonder if the Widex 440 may be a better “fit” for me/my type of hearing loss - which I have been told is not the typical type loss? If so, then I would need to find someone around me that works with that brand.