I may be very ignorant about this but I have seen several posts from people trialing several different types or brands of HA’s. How do they do this? Do they have to pay full price for every aid they trial? Then when they return them of course they are refunded. Do they do this for a couple weeks or a couple months?
Do they trial them in the office but would have to have an REM done to truly get the perfect fit. Some offices have several brands on hand. Is this what they trial? In one office before I went to Costco I tried a Phonak and an Oticon off the shelf. There were no adjustments done. But just with that short test I found that the Oticons had better sound.
I would hate to have 3K to 9K charged to my Credit card. With Costco you may be able to do this because they have a six month trial. But with Audis who do not have this how do you work it out?
In a previous post it was stated that audiologist do not permit you to walk out of the office with the aids before paying. I believe that is correct.
Sorry, I am just curious about this.