It looks like I am heading down the road to being a first time HA user. And, unless something unforeseen develops, I expect it will be a Kirkland Signature KS 8.0 model. So, to get to the point, what can/should I expect for setup of the HA to suit my personal needs. I assume that correction of the hearing loss to the degree it can be achieved, is a given. What I am concerned/confused about is the setup of the 25+ features of the machine. I believe some of these features are likely important to the comfort and function of the HA’s. Is the technician just going to say something like “This is how I set them up for users with your type of hearing” stuff them in my ears and send me on my way. Or should there be a process to identify what my needs are for HA’s and what will make them acceptable or not acceptable. Is there some kind of checklist that the fitter goes through and feature by feature we discuss and turn them on, off, and if on at what level? Or is that expecting too much?
And kind of the same things about setting up the 6 potential programs. Should one expect that to be a collaborative effort, or they likely to say, “This is how we do it at Costco”.
In the last year I have become a member of the CPAP club, and that process has made me a bit skeptical. It seems that they just leave everything at the default setting, take your money, and send you out the door. Fortunately they are not hard to set up after the fact. But, they certainly do require individual customization to work well.