OP here, to follow up…
I went to Costco this morning and had a hearing test and talked to the dispenser. I was favorably impressed. The hearing test was as good as any I’ve had from an audiologist (no significant change from the one in my sig) and he seemed be knowledgeable and willing to work with me. I came in leaning toward the Brio 2 and he agreed with that. He suggested either the BTE or the custom RIC (I think that’s the correct term…the RIC that’s imbedded in a custom mold). While I’ve always had BTEs, I’m kind of leaning toward the custom RIC, partly to try something new and partly to get away from the big clunky tubes & ear molds. If they don’t work out I’ll try the BTEs.
As mentioned above, I did try RICs once with the soft dome and they didn’t work out for me. To be honest about it, I think it was mostly that I just didn’t want to mess with them at the time. I think I could probably have gotten them to work if I’d had the inclination.
At any rate, at this point I’m thinking I’ll go with them. The price & 180 day trial period make it hard to pass up. Not much to lose but time and I’m retired.
Thanks to all for the inputs (even of they did wander a bit off topic ).