Long story short, my first week into the virus shutdown, my TV died, a short time after that, my left hearing aid died too. It’s a RIC and my second time being repaired. The first time it broke it was under warrenty, but no more. It’s a Widex Clear 440 RIC. I have to admit I’ve always hated RIC because I find them just as fragile as the Starkey ITE models I’ve worn, which is the replacement I’m wearing right now. Like all of my ITE hearing aids, this one is now broken too - the standard, the battery is stuck in the hearing aid and the battery door won’t open to allow me to change it. I knew this would happen. So…all my old hearing aids for the left ear, are broken.
I let my audiologist know that going forward, I’m done with RIC as they’re not as solid as BTE which have a longer life and less hassles. No one is open to repair anything. So…anyone wear Widex? I’m considering Dream Fashion or Dream Fashion power. I’d appreciate opinions.
Secondly, I want a back up pair but I’m planning on something from Costco (when it’s open). I’m thinking of Phonak Brio 3. I prefer using batteries rather than a recharger. Can anyone give me any input here? My next hearing aids are going to have a thick wire and pure plastic custom ear mold with no more wax guards. Looking forward to your comments and thank you, folks.