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    I've worn HAs for more than 25 years. My six year old Phonak Naida BTEs are showing their age so I'm researching replacements. I'm thinking about giving Costco a try. The audiogram in my sig is fairly old but I don't think it's changed much. Which of the aids at Costco would be worth considering? I'm leaning toward the Brio 2 but would be open to others. I've read positive things about the KS7 but I don't know if they would work for my loss. Also not sure about RIC vs BTE. I've always worn BTEs altho I briefly tried some RICs before I got the Naidas and was not happy with them but maybe the technology has improved since then. Anyway, just wanted to see what folks here think before I go in for a test.
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    Do you give a rat's ass about streaming from an iPhone?

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    No I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedd View Post
    No I don't.
    You'd be great on a pair of Resound Enzo2, whether you wanted all the new fangled app stuff or not.
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    Stick with BTEs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neville View Post
    Stick with BTEs.
    Why?????????

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    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 power. In my experience, BTEs also tend to be a bit more robust over time. They are also less likely to flip off your ears. Retention is better generally. If you are used to having both volume control and program changes on the ear, there are a fair number of RICs that don't offer that.

    He's been comfortable with BTEs and the one time he tried RICs he didn't like them. So yeah, why change?

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    it depends on the mold I guess, you can get the same mold made out of acryl for rics, if for some reason you like the silicon molds of BTE then that would be a plus for BTE. Not sure why you whouldn't get the same sealing? Because acryl can't close properly since it's too hard? Well try thermoplatic molds for RICs.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gery_R View Post
    Because acryl can't close properly since it's too hard?
    Yup.

    You could probably manage to get silicone molds somewhere, but I haven't seen them yet. Still less power.

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    Use to be amazed now simply amused

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