After years of not wearing my old Widex Passion hearing aid, I decided to look into the world of hearing aids once again. I visited an audiologist after hearing about the Halo 2 and its BT capabilities with the iPhone. Once all discounts are taken off (including insurance), my cost would be approx. $4,000 CDN out of pocket for a pair. This would be for the top of the line one (the 24 channels one).
As I was doing my research, I came across Costco’s KS6. I know this HA is similar to the ReSound Linx with some very minor differences and that it is one generation behind the most recent release. And I also know this one has 17 channels (vs the Halo 2’s top of the line 24 channels). For this one, once all my discounts/insurance are applied, I’m looking at just under $200 out of pocket.
My question is, what am I missing out on by choosing the KS6 over of the Halo 2? Anything justifying the $3800 difference? If the difference is significant, I’m okay with paying more, but if it is nothing noticeable, that’s a pretty significant cost difference to justify…
And one more minor question, is there any significant advantage to having the Halo app vs the KS6 app?
Any help/advice/suggestion would be greatly appreciated as I can’t really find any info comparing those two.