I am a long time user of Widex. Started off with Senso then Senso Diva and finally Mind 440 in 2009). I would still be on Mind 440’s but the left aid is needing repair second time in 6 years. Both times, the wax guard holder fell off causing the aid to malfunction due to continued use without wax guard (my bad) :-/
To repair, my audi sends them off to Widex service who return them in 5-10 business days. It costs a few hundred but refreshes the warranty for another year as repair includes a full rebuild on existing molds. At least that’s what I’ve been given to understand.
I love the noise suppression and speech enhancement features of Widex but can not afford to buy new ones right now. If my aid didn’t need repair, I would keep them for another few years; for financials reasons as well as to wait for the blue-tooth and wireless connectivity technology to mature.
I CAN afford a pair of latest (and hopefully greatest) from Costco. But this will lock me in for five years till insurance is willing to pay for another round.
I like the Costco Service. Specifically the 90 day trial period. In past, I have felt rushed into a purchase on the usual 15-30 days trials.
If you are still reading, you are exactly the person who should advise me
Should I buy a GN Resound/Trax 42 from Costco now or repair the Mind 440 and wait for a year or two before assessing the market again?