I had Seimans Lotus 23P hearing aid sellers bookmarked for some time in hopes I could afford them one day. I like the manual 3 trimmer (NH MPO Gain) option that it provides. I have watched the price rise steady for this product. I put in my order, but the sale failed due to being out of stock.
I found it odd that I can only buy them from Asian manufacturers, who then provide it through western internet sellers. I would even buy them locally at the marked up price if I can find a mud and brick retailer on this continent that sells them.
I can run a list of speculation and conspiracy theories at this point as to why this is so, but perhaps there is an obvious answer. I can’t find any other make of digital aids with external trimmer options that is also recommended or used by hearing professionals. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence.
I responded to an ad from a local audiologist who was anxious to start up a clinic in my area. I made one specific request that I wanted this aid, and that I would even pay the mark up. He declined. He had the usual selection that conveniently only allowed app adjustments and one external volume change. I have no objection to the scheduled adjustment appointments, but I like the convenience, and I would sign a damage waver if I turned the volume too high.
Any help would be appreciated.