In 2008, I met my hero and was fitted with my first pair of hearing aids; Rexton something or other open (RITE???). This was done at Costco and the gal who set me up was a Cosco HA trainer who travelled western Canada setting up new Costco HA centres. She is so good, I have followed her to other locations and call her when in doubt.
I now feel it is time to replace the 8 year old Rextons and she tells me that technology has advanced significantly and is recommending the latest Bernafon (Zerena?) or GN Resound (Forte?). She is cognizant that I am not rolling in money but says, if I can do it, I should. She will not be my fitter this time, due to our distance.
I am not a frills guy and don’t use Bluetooth. I just want the best every day conversation aid, in home and busy places, like restaurants. I also fear these old Rextons may fail on an extended holiday and leave me stuck, speechless.
So I ask, has technology changed much since 2008 and can I get comments on these two aids, please.