I’m currently sporting a pair of Starkey Halo 2 i2400s. So far I never had any issues with them, but because they were my first foray into modern digital hearing aids, I’m thinking about getting an upgrade of sorts. Problem is, I don’t really know where I should be looking, so any tips for suitable models would be nice.
I am also concerned about the actual performance differences between older and later models of hearing aids. Sure, every release of a new hearing aid model is marketed as “revolutionary” and other buzzwords, but I’m really not that sure whether or not I will actually hear the difference betwen the new and older model. And let’s be honest, the manufacturers aren’t exactly consumer friendly.
Some requirements and limitations I have:
- Made for iPhone. This is a dealbreaker.
- I will be able to program the hearing aids myself. Also a dealbreaker.
- A way to stream audio from my PC and other electronic devices. This is what I’m currently missing the most from my Halo 2’s.
- I live in Europe, so not all brands are available, but the major ones should be.
So, what models should I be looking at? Will the upgrade even be worth it?