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    If you think you might use an FM, the Naidas...

    If you think you might use an FM, the Naidas would be nice for the option of a built-in receiver for the Roger Pen.
  2. They keep wiggling their eyebrows and mentioning...

    They keep wiggling their eyebrows and mentioning a big fall launch, but that's what everyone is always doing. That being said, they HAVE to do it to keep up so we can probably anticipate it fairly...
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    That's all true. But unrelated to my crap.

    That's all true. But unrelated to my crap.
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    Regardless, why would he switch from BTEs to RICs...

    Regardless, why would he switch from BTEs to RICs if he switched in the past and didn't like RICs? Just get the same technology in a BTE style.
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    "Poor"? No, not necessarily. Worse acoustic seal...

    "Poor"? No, not necessarily. Worse acoustic seal in comparison to a full earmold made of a soft material? Generally yes. Of course, ears vary, blah, blah individual differences. But your chances of...
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    The whole point of DSL, NAL-NL2 and other...

    The whole point of DSL, NAL-NL2 and other prescriptive targets that have come out of independant research, is that they are supported by empirical results and have been adjusted over time in response...
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    I've always wondered about that "Doc".

    I've always wondered about that "Doc".
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    No. Manufacturers underfit.

    No. Manufacturers underfit.
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    Is voice dial set up to work on your phone...

    Is voice dial set up to work on your phone without the compilot? Because if not, doing it through the compilot won't work.
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    Yup. You could probably manage to get silicone...

    Yup.

    You could probably manage to get silicone molds somewhere, but I haven't seen them yet. Still less power.
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    You'll never get the same acoustic seal with a...

    You'll never get the same acoustic seal with a RIC that you do with a BTE and a standard earmold. If he's used to the BTEs, why change? You can get the same technology that's in a RIC, but with more...
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    Essentially, the engineers input a number of...

    Essentially, the engineers input a number of different acoustic parameters that they believe are associated with those different environments, and then engage a bit of AI so that the software itself...
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    Aquaris has been discontinued.

    Aquaris has been discontinued.
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    Stick with BTEs.

    Stick with BTEs.
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    That's not a flat audiogram. You are on the edge...

    That's not a flat audiogram. You are on the edge of CI candidacy, but if you are in the US I don't know how affordable that is.

    In what way hasn't Costco done well for you? What sort of hearing...
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    What IS the Brio II? Is it the Audeo V? Does...

    What IS the Brio II? Is it the Audeo V? Does Costco have access to a product that is equivalent to the Naida V RIC? Because the Naida V line had Sound Recever 2, which is a big jump up on other...
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    I did indeed mean improve, thanks. You weren't...

    I did indeed mean improve, thanks.

    You weren't in directional hearing aids before though, is that right? You were in CICs? So the Opn is your first directional hearing aid?
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    Wait wait wait. Oticon's Brain Hearing marketting...

    Wait wait wait. Oticon's Brain Hearing marketting campaing was never meant to imply that the Opn forces your brain to learn in a way other hearing aids don't, or that your brain needs to learn to use...
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    Depends on the clinic. But do consider that...

    Depends on the clinic.

    But do consider that nobody works for free. Everyone has to eat and keep the lights on, and audiologists use a fair amount of expensive machinery to do their job which...
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    The acoustic profile of the ear canal can be...

    The acoustic profile of the ear canal can be measured pretty easily, although not all practitioners do it.

    But there are a lot more variables that affect the sound quality. It has been many years...
  21. Your audiologist doesn't fit you with a loaner...

    Your audiologist doesn't fit you with a loaner while your hearing aid is on repair? Or, given that you have been in hearing aids for the past 30 years--you don't have back-ups? Why does the entire...
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    Good lord, insurance companies are silly. Would...

    Good lord, insurance companies are silly. Would they still run a test at 65 dB if that were UNDER your thresholds?!
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    People get exicted about the KS7 not because it's...

    People get exicted about the KS7 not because it's better, but because it's cheaper and yet still fairly comparable.
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    See if you can get your currently unaided ear...

    See if you can get your currently unaided ear aided for a significant trial period. A few months. And then decide whether you are getting a benefit, or whether it is just making things worse. Word...
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    Why would someone test your word recognition at...

    Why would someone test your word recognition at 65 dB? That's basically testing AT THRESHOLD for you.
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