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    Quote Originally Posted by JonPoli View Post
    I haven't been able to discern any improvement in the Noise/Party program over the Auto program while in a restaurant
    I ended up using Noise/Party program in noisy environments because I found that the hum (droning) is lower, like a car traffic for example.
    It is not as good for understanding as Auto program, but the noise is lower


    Quote Originally Posted by JonPoli View Post
    And my old bernafons seemed to change the sound for the better when in TV mode & these don't seem to change my perception or clarity at all over Auto. Is there a change I need to ask for in that program, or is Auto just so good there is no room for improvement?
    My perception of TV program is that helps a bit for a speech understanding. I used it a couple of times at my job when it was really important to get what everyone is saying. I know that at the beginning I complained about hearing echo in tv program and my audi changed something, but I don't know what. Overall I think it seems louder and that the higher frequencies are more pronounced than the Auto program
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    If a person purchases and then returns the HA's to Costco and subsequently purchases another pair does the 6 month trial start over?
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    I've never done it, but that's what I've heard.
    Quote Originally Posted by jtl View Post
    If a person purchases and then returns the HA's to Costco and subsequently purchases another pair does the 6 month trial start over?
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    6 months per model. Trial for 3 months then go back to that model and have 3 months left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDB View Post
    I've never done it, but that's what I've heard.
    If that is the case and I have no reason to think it is not a person could keep swapping HA's and get the latest tech. The HIS told me that they usually get a new version every year so every 6 mos is likely to be a new model for at least one of their vendors. I'm not saying I would have an interest in doing that but I bet some people might. People were pulling that with electronics, especially cameras, under their unlimited return policy years ago and they put a stop to it by limiting the return period. I did recently return a desk that was over 2 years old but not holding up very well with no problem.
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    I think one could do it, but I'm not convinced it would be very pleasant. "Getting used to" a hearing aid is often challenging. Repeating this process every 6 months doesn't sound like my idea of fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtl View Post
    If that is the case and I have no reason to think it is not a person could keep swapping HA's and get the latest tech. The HIS told me that they usually get a new version every year so every 6 mos is likely to be a new model for at least one of their vendors. I'm not saying I would have an interest in doing that but I bet some people might. People were pulling that with electronics, especially cameras, under their unlimited return policy years ago and they put a stop to it by limiting the return period. I did recently return a desk that was over 2 years old but not holding up very well with no problem.
    .25 .5 1 1.5 2 3.0 4.0 6.0 8.0

    15 15 20 30 30 55 75 90 NR ​KS7
    10 10 20 15 25 35 65 85 95 WRS 100/92@45/40

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    MDB, I am going to for sure trial the KS7 toward the end of my Brios 2 trial. I am still not sure if the KS7 is a Rexton or a Primax 7px. I like my current HA's as far as HA's go but if I can save some $$ I will. Way too much marketing hype with these products. In one form or another they are all amplifiers. Expensive amplifiers. Some even suggest they are "rewiring" the brain to hear better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtl View Post
    MDB, I am going to for sure trial the KS7 toward the end of my Brios 2 trial. I am still not sure if the KS7 is a Rexton or a Primax 7px. I like my current HA's as far as HA's go but if I can save some $$ I will. Way too much marketing hype with these products. In one form or another they are all amplifiers. Expensive amplifiers. Some even suggest they are "rewiring" the brain to hear better.
    If I were you I wouldn't wait until the Brios 2 trial to run out before I try the KS7. Reason being that you have 180 day trial period at Costco, right? Which is a very generous 6 months and plenty of time to try out both in parallel. After a month or 2 with the Brios 2, you'll have adapted to it and to HAs overall. So if you try out the KS7 next and don't like it as much as the Brios 2, at least you still have the Brios 2 to keep and you don't need to return the KS7 and buy the Brios 2 all over again. But of course you'll be tying up some fund if you try out both, unless you put it on a credit card which will give you some grace period before you have to pay.

    Another advantage of having both at the same time is that you can do A to B comparison much more easily and don't have to rely on memory.
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    Thanks for the input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtl View Post
    MDB, I am going to for sure trial the KS7 toward the end of my Brios 2 trial. I am still not sure if the KS7 is a Rexton or a Primax 7px.
    Costco carries Rexton.
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