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    Default Worthwhile Trying Costco?

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

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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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    Use to be amazed now simply amused

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    So you're saying that the folks with high powered receiver's and rics that have acrylic modes have poor sealing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neville View Post
    "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 fitting a severe-profound loss without feedback without running the feedback manager and thus limiting the gain go up with an earmold.
    Problem here is the OP's loss is basically in the Moderately severe to severe range, so he really doesn't really need a soft mold unless he has an allergy to other mold materials. No matter what material is used, if the impression and mold are made correctly the acoustic seal will be okay.
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    Most SP or UP ric receivers require a hard mold fitted at the factory.

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