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  1. Decisions about first HA when primary problem is tinnitus

    After six years of tinnitus, it has gotten worse. Or my tolerance has decreased; same outcome.

    So I started looking at HA. Audi says Lynx w/ tinnitus masking enabled; helps some fraction of tinnitus sufferers. No way to know until you try it. $5200

    Costco sells Cala 8, almost same HA, w/o tinnitus masking enabled, for $2600. But one can use the Resound Relief Tinnitus Masking app and stream any of a huge variety of tones/sounds to the HA's.

    I've posted to ...
  2. Hearing Aid Practitioner employed at Costco…Ask Me Anything!!

    Quote Originally Posted by EDK View Post
    I am new at this, just visited Costco , I am looking for Resound Linx2 962 , Costco has resound called CALA , Not sure if Cala is the equivalent of Linx 2 model 5, 7 or 9 . I am searching to find any equivalent info , would you please help me ? thank you
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  3. Buying a used hearing aid

    Quote Originally Posted by rasmus_braun View Post
    The CROS II can be paired with any Venture RIC or BTE hearing aid, but the two need to be programmed together by a hearing professional.
    By hearing professional you mean an audiologist? Not an otolaryngologist?

    By the way, I bought two Oticon Epocqs from an estate sale on EBay. I had been wearing an Epocq (did I spell that right?) but it got lost with no insurance and so knew what to expect. I paid $800 for two of them. From a local hearing aid shop with an audiologist ...
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  4. Buying a used hearing aid

    Quote Originally Posted by rasmus_braun View Post
    The CROS II can be paired with any Venture RIC or BTE hearing aid, but the two need to be programmed together by a hearing professional.
    By hearing professional you mean an audiologist? Not an otolaryngologist?
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  5. Phonak Lyric and the new iHearHD Hearing Aid by iHear Medical

    Quote Originally Posted by dreganism View Post
    The iHear Medical iHearHD hearing aid raises the question of "why are hearing aids so expensive” when they are not, if you buy their top of the line hearing aid at $299/each, or $598. You'll need their iHearTEST audiometry solution ($100) - batteries ($100/year) and comfort tips ($50/year). So, on a 3-year replacement schedule: Total $(598+100+3*100+150)= $1,148.

    By comparison, the rough cost for an equivalent brand-name hearing aid is approximately $1,650/each, or $3,300, plus
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