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    Question Who makes Costco batteries?

    Costco changed their hearing aid battery products as of January, 2016. They didn't know who the new manufacturer was. Do any of you knowledgable viewers know by chance?
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    R: 10.. 20......30.....28......28.....30.....40......45... ...55
    L: . 10... 20......28.....60......65 ....25.....35..... 60......65

    PTA: R 25dBHL.. L: 25dBHL
    SRT: R 20dBHL.. L: 15dBHL

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    R: 100% at 55 dB...... L: 100%at 55 dB

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    I haven't been to Costco so far this year, so a little sad to read that. Up til now they have been about as good as any I've found. Who made the old ones? I used to get some fantastic ones at Radio Shack, then they changed manufacturers (and of course finally imploded).

    I'm due for new aids as mine are falling apart. I'm thinking of switching from and ITE device to a BTE (RIC) just to get better battery capacity.
    My Aids:
    2003 - Unitron Conversa - lots of features, poor audio quality. Rejected.
    2003 - Sonic Natura 2se - have been happy with them, kept.
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    2012 - Unitron Moxi 6 - had basically same reaction as Conversa. Rejected.
    2012 - Sonic Velocity 12 - Good sound quality, good basic no-frills aid. These are my backups! Great price.
    2012 - Siemens Motion 701 CIC. Sounded just "OK". Rejected.
    2012 - Starkey Wi i110 - Good, kept. (ReSound maybe better?)

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    The old ones were Ray-O-Vac. It had the name in fine print on the back of the package at one time.


    New! 2014 ....2016
    Freq . L/R .... L/R . . . Word Recognition and Equipment
    250 .. 25/20 .. 40/45
    500 .. 20/25 .. 30/40 . . . SRT L/R = 35/65 , WRS @ 35/85 L/R = 64/56%
    1000 .30/40 .. 35/60 . . Kirkland 5.0 Costco (December 2014)
    1500 .50/55 .. 55/65 . . Phone Clip+ (May 2013)
    2000 .55/70 .. 60/75 . . TV Transmitter (Dec 2014)
    3000 .75/90 .. 95/100
    4000 85/100 . 90/90
    6000 .90/100 . 90/105
    8000 .80/90 .. 90/95

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    The old ones were Ray-O-Vac. It had the name in fine print on the back of the package at one time.
    Nice to know. I just picked up my first batch of the new ones. I hate those rotating packages. You can't transport them without the batteries falling out. Ugh.
    My Aids:
    2003 - Unitron Conversa - lots of features, poor audio quality. Rejected.
    2003 - Sonic Natura 2se - have been happy with them, kept.
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    2012 - Unitron Moxi 6 - had basically same reaction as Conversa. Rejected.
    2012 - Sonic Velocity 12 - Good sound quality, good basic no-frills aid. These are my backups! Great price.
    2012 - Siemens Motion 701 CIC. Sounded just "OK". Rejected.
    2012 - Starkey Wi i110 - Good, kept. (ReSound maybe better?)

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    I asked yesterday while I was at Costco and was told they are still Ray-O-Vac

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    Wow, well I hope the quality hasn't gone down. Also thanks for the pill holder photo. I really liked the old cardboard version as I could cut a 2x2 or 2x3 section and safely carry it in my pocket. If the pill holder is tiny enough for just a couple of 10's then it might be OK.
    My Aids:
    2003 - Unitron Conversa - lots of features, poor audio quality. Rejected.
    2003 - Sonic Natura 2se - have been happy with them, kept.
    :
    2012 - Unitron Moxi 6 - had basically same reaction as Conversa. Rejected.
    2012 - Sonic Velocity 12 - Good sound quality, good basic no-frills aid. These are my backups! Great price.
    2012 - Siemens Motion 701 CIC. Sounded just "OK". Rejected.
    2012 - Starkey Wi i110 - Good, kept. (ReSound maybe better?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantb5 View Post
    Nice to know. I just picked up my first batch of the new ones. I hate those rotating packages. You can't transport them without the batteries falling out. Ugh.
    YEP...I opened them up to put the individual packets away....and batteries fell all over the place. Their package is extremely poor.
    ... ........Costco 09/15
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    SRT..... R 50 L 40
    WR..... R 70/48%
    ...........L 65/56%
    Fre......... R -- L
    250........ 35 - 20
    500........ 20 - 10
    1000.......50 - 30
    1500...... 70 - 65
    2000...... 75 - 70
    3000...... 90 - 80
    4000..... 105 - 95
    6000..... 100 - 95
    8000....... 75 - 70

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcummins View Post
    YEP...I opened them up to put the individual packets away....and batteries fell all over the place. Their package is extremely poor.
    My experience exactly. Poor packaging wrapped in worse packaging. Maybe they are just taunting us.
    My Aids:
    2003 - Unitron Conversa - lots of features, poor audio quality. Rejected.
    2003 - Sonic Natura 2se - have been happy with them, kept.
    :
    2012 - Unitron Moxi 6 - had basically same reaction as Conversa. Rejected.
    2012 - Sonic Velocity 12 - Good sound quality, good basic no-frills aid. These are my backups! Great price.
    2012 - Siemens Motion 701 CIC. Sounded just "OK". Rejected.
    2012 - Starkey Wi i110 - Good, kept. (ReSound maybe better?)

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    Im pretty sure costco gets off using poor packing.. If it really is problem for you spend $ more.

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