You haven't posted your audiogram results here to share so it's hard to say whether you should get HAs yet or not. But if your audi is already recommending HAs then I presume that this is already an answered question, assuming that your audi is not just trying to push HAs on you. But if you share your audiograms here then other folks can chime in to help you with that question.
Originally Posted by jcwoman
You can always go the Costco route just to try out a pair to help you determine whether you think you need it or not. Costco has a 180 days trial period so that should be liberal enough for you to try them out for a couple of months to get accustomed to them, then take them off for a month or two to see if you'd miss them or not. In the end, if you prefer to settle on a brand being pushed by your insurance company, or on a brand from an independent dispenser that Costco doesn't carry, you can always return your trial pair to Costco and go with the others. Don't be afraid of not being comfortable with "taking advantage" of Costco. You can think of it as they're willing to do this to get the first shot at winning your business. So they're not really being taken advantage of by you. They're offering you an easy no-brainer choice for a chance to win your business at their own risk that they're willing to take.
So just try it out with Costco to settle your question on whether you need HAs or not, then worry about which HA to buy from whom later.
Last edited by Volusiano; 01-13-2017 at 05:19 PM.
HA wearer since the 1990's > Rexton Insite+ CIC (2011-2016) > Oticon OPN RITE (2016)
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