This allowed me to gain information and test 2 demos in an office setting to get some idea of what a hearing aid can do for me.
Once at Costco, I found the folks knowledgeable, willing to answer my questions.
If you’re on Medicare with AARP’s supplementary insurance these are a no-brainer.
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“I ordered 2 a Blues with just the simple remote and have been wearing them for almost 3 weeks. I was at a very noisy event last night and by using the remote to cycle to the correct setting was able to participate completely in conversations with everyone at the table. I have also noticed a huge difference at work – so much less having to ask for repetition.” Another user recommends the slightly more expensive Audicus model: “You should have purchased the a Note instead of the a Blue.
“The a Note is a Hansaton Sorino, a much newer and more advanced model.” Another benefit, the a Note is also adjustable from the remote.
The site does not allow advertising or promotion of any brands.
By browsing the forums I’ve found information on low cost options, which brands of hearing aid are best, how to avoid scams and ripoffs, how to find a reputable audiologist and much more.
Audicus hearing aids range from $599 to $699 each and are extensively advertised online.
I read on the forums that they use technology from Siemens, a major hearing aid manufacturer, but the company cuts out the middleman-audiologist.
The main reasons the store’s prices are low, according to a forum member, is that audiologists earn a commission when they make a sale.
Costco uses hearing aid dispensers (not audiologists) and they do not earn a commission.
Costco is the low-cost hearing aid provider that’s rated highest on the hearing aid forums (and probably everywhere else, too).