Ok, so I am using the Quattro RE-988DWT
Great aids, but I couldn’t resist…
On Facebook marketplace. Resound One set for $800 …the 7 level… These are 4 to $5k per pair. So I think…scam. But…he is only about 100 miles away, so I get hold of him. I talk to my audiologist who generally will not deal with ‘eBay’ aids. I work to get him the serial numbers. The guy is trying so hard to get me pictures of the aids’ data plates. So I start driving. After meeting the guy, my instincts say…completely legitimate. I try to get the guy to keep them and get used to them…he has NO desire to do so. He has no real loss, but just bad tinnitus… The aids are being used for tinnitus maskers and he hates the effect. He is disabled so did not pay out of pocket.
I buy them for $600/pair. My audiologist says the numbers aren’t coming up…but that was from blurry pics. I call the guy’s audiologist and that office gives me Resounds number. I call the aids in and tell them who had them, where they got them etc. They were new in March. So I get with my audiologist. The aids have been transferred to me. I have warranty until March 2024.
So I am getting my molded shells for the new receivers. (Can’t use his…low power) . Getting REM done.
My moral monitor is resting easy. He was never going to use them. I will use the crap out of them. I am not supporting a rip off group.
The biggest hitch is my audiologist has to come up with an ala carte pricing structure. He was laughing saying he needed to do that anyway. Oddly enough, I am the first. I was also adamant throughout the process that I did not expect him to fit these to me for nothing. I have explicitly requested keeping these Ones and the Quattros separate as possible in his book keeping.
So opinions, thoughts???