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    It sounds like you have an iPhone and don't need the Phone Clip -- so that wouldn't be a good swap. But it is a solid device for Android and a BT transmitter attached to the TV.

    If the family thinks the TV is to loud or you have a hard time with some dialog, then you might switch to the TV accessory.

    The above is assuming that the right mic doesn't happen.
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    I do have an iphone 6 and i am under the impression that i can use that as a remote for some hearing aids including the Cala and KS7. I am not really familiar with the other accessories you are talking about, what they do and how much they cost. Without the hearing aids i hear good with both the land line and wireless by holding the phone to my ear.

    I have had several hearing tests performed including one at Costco. The HAS talked about the Cala and the KS7 but he was suggesting that i seriously consider the Cala. He made no offer for me to try any on that day, it was a Saturday and they were busy. I have talked with 2 other hearing aid offices to get an idea of what is available and the cost and to confirm the hearing test at Costco.

    I have made an appointment with Costco to discuss the hearing aids they sell and the lady that i talked with on the phone indicated that i could walk around the store with them on to see what i thought. The man that gave me the hearing test said with the Cala i can stream to the hearing aids without any other equipment. of course for that benefit it will cost about $900 more than the KS7. I am not sure if the ability to stream is something i would use regularly and if it really makes a difference in understanding all the dialogue on the TV.

    I have a home theater set up and my receiver has blue tooth, i have not checked if it is possible to pair hearing aids with a Denon BT receiver, i have paired my iphone and ipad with the receiver. I also have blue tooth in the car with telephone conversations coming thru the sound system of the car.

    I am sure its obvious that i know very little about hearing aids since this is my first experience. While i could swing the Cala financially, i would prefer not having to spend the money if it is not necessary to have a satisfactory improvement in hearing from the hearing aids.

    I had a session with a local audiologist and when they told me the prices ranging from $4800 to $7000 (when i woke up, i found someone beating on my chest and giving me mouth to mouth ) had i not been a customer of Costco and passed the brochure rack a number of times, i suspect that i would have just gone home and asked people to speak louder and turned up the volume on the TV.

    I really do appreciate the advice and suggestions you all have been providing me
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    You need to do some research.. For around $2100 you can get the ks7 with smart connect and tvlink. Hands totally free cell and you own volume on the TV. Plus you can BT whatever you like into the smart connect.

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    Do you currently have any problems hearing TV? "Problem" would include anybody in your household who complains you play the TV too loud. If no, then TV isn't really an issue. If yes, then streaming can help. I don't think your TV will stream directly to the Calas as the Calas work on LE Bluetooth. You'd need a device connected to your TV that would stream in LE bluetooth. The Smart Connect is a device you put around your neck that lets you stream Bluetooth to the KS7s. I think it would let your bluetooth TV stream to your hearing aids. Both the Calas and KS7s are good hearing aids. From what you've said, I'd suggest getting the KS7s and see if they're satisfactory. If not, return them within the trial period (180 days in US) and get the Calas.

    Quote Originally Posted by busterbrown885 View Post
    I do have an iphone 6 and i am under the impression that i can use that as a remote for some hearing aids including the Cala and KS7. I am not really familiar with the other accessories you are talking about, what they do and how much they cost. Without the hearing aids i hear good with both the land line and wireless by holding the phone to my ear.

    I have had several hearing tests performed including one at Costco. The HAS talked about the Cala and the KS7 but he was suggesting that i seriously consider the Cala. He made no offer for me to try any on that day, it was a Saturday and they were busy. I have talked with 2 other hearing aid offices to get an idea of what is available and the cost and to confirm the hearing test at Costco.

    I have made an appointment with Costco to discuss the hearing aids they sell and the lady that i talked with on the phone indicated that i could walk around the store with them on to see what i thought. The man that gave me the hearing test said with the Cala i can stream to the hearing aids without any other equipment. of course for that benefit it will cost about $900 more than the KS7. I am not sure if the ability to stream is something i would use regularly and if it really makes a difference in understanding all the dialogue on the TV.

    I have a home theater set up and my receiver has blue tooth, i have not checked if it is possible to pair hearing aids with a Denon BT receiver, i have paired my iphone and ipad with the receiver. I also have blue tooth in the car with telephone conversations coming thru the sound system of the car.

    I am sure its obvious that i know very little about hearing aids since this is my first experience. While i could swing the Cala financially, i would prefer not having to spend the money if it is not necessary to have a satisfactory improvement in hearing from the hearing aids.

    I had a session with a local audiologist and when they told me the prices ranging from $4800 to $7000 (when i woke up, i found someone beating on my chest and giving me mouth to mouth ) had i not been a customer of Costco and passed the brochure rack a number of times, i suspect that i would have just gone home and asked people to speak louder and turned up the volume on the TV.

    I really do appreciate the advice and suggestions you all have been providing me
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    Everybody in my family tells me the TV is to loud, my daughter tells me she can hear it in the driveway. I am now doing some research to find out if my Denon AVR-S920W can stream the sound directly to KS7 or Cala without any additional equipment. I am searching in internet, if unsuccessful i will call their customers service area next week. My hunch right now is that the receiver can transmit, dont know if the HA's have a BT receiver that will accept signal































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    Sounds like your receiver can transmit bluetooth. Issue is getting hearing aids to receive it. Calas can receive LE (low energy) bluetooth. KS7s need SmartConnect to be able to receive bluetooth. Another option that works remarkably well is called TVears. I used it for several years without a problem and have only recently switched to streaming. For me, I can't say that streaming sounds any better than the TVears.

    Quote Originally Posted by busterbrown885 View Post
    Everybody in my family tells me the TV is to loud, my daughter tells me she can hear it in the driveway. I am now doing some research to find out if my Denon AVR-S920W can stream the sound directly to KS7 or Cala without any additional equipment. I am searching in internet, if unsuccessful i will call their customers service area next week. My hunch right now is that the receiver can transmit, dont know if the HA's have a BT receiver that will accept signal































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    I would suggest try the Cala first. It will connect directly to your iPhone. As to accessories, the TV unit will also transmit directly to you aids. The mic option is good for students, seminars, talking to one individual in a noisy situation. As mentioned you have a 180 day trial; if they aren't working out, you can try another aid.

    You really don't have anything to lose. The $2200 cost is fully refundable anytime the trial is still active.
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    Kenp,
    You mentioned the Cala at $2200, i was thinking the Costco HAS mentioned they were $2600, now that was a couple of weeks ago, perhaps i misunderstood him

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    My understanding is that the price of the Cala is $2600, as you mentioned.

    Quote Originally Posted by busterbrown885 View Post
    Kenp,
    You mentioned the Cala at $2200, i was thinking the Costco HAS mentioned they were $2600, now that was a couple of weeks ago, perhaps i misunderstood him
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    Typo or mental gas...take your pick.
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