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    Rub the microphones and see if you are getting...

    Rub the microphones and see if you are getting sounds. Try changing wax guards and battery as suggested if you aren't getting sounds. If you have phone app, see if that aid is showing up. It may...
  2. Costco will not work with insurance. That would...

    Costco will not work with insurance. That would be up to you to fill in the forms and get reimbursed.

    You are being recommended the Resound based on a good record for hands free calling. That...
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    It sure appears this product was rushed to...

    It sure appears this product was rushed to market. One model and all the rest coming piecemeal. Accessories moved out farther by months.
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    "Soft Laser"? EUR420? Maybe a laser pointer...

    "Soft Laser"? EUR420? Maybe a laser pointer for $10 would do the same? I think an industrial laser would be out unless one can already see thru to the other ear. :)
  5. Thread: Best Practices?

    by KenP
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    REM validates the setting entered for the...

    REM validates the setting entered for the prescription. It makes sure that the setting for that aid are what they should be. The shape in the ear and the electronics can cause a variance that need...
  6. Seeing we're in the Costco thread, Costco only...

    Seeing we're in the Costco thread, Costco only demo aids inside the store. No outside use. You can take a friend along and chat or talk to the people doing the demos to get an idea.
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    Your device isn't using BLe. The neck device...

    Your device isn't using BLe. The neck device uses standard BT to the phone but connect to the aid using magnetic resonance via the neckloop antenna. That is in the 10 Mhz area. BT/BLe is a...
  8. Thread: Best Practices?

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    15 years ago REM hadn't been introduced; it's a...

    15 years ago REM hadn't been introduced; it's a fairly recent technology. I believe current Costco policy is to do REM with each initial fit and as needed thereafter.

    As Seb said, 50% don't...
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    Many "seasoned" fitter don't use REM. Consumer...

    Many "seasoned" fitter don't use REM. Consumer Reports has advanced engineering labs for sound equipment of all types and I assume they used well informed professionals to make the evaluation with...
  10. You are in that marginal loss category which...

    You are in that marginal loss category which makes getting aids optional. If you are having trouble understanding in normal environments, you should consider them. If you think you are doing well...
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    Your KS5 were made by Siemens -- now Signia. ...

    Your KS5 were made by Siemens -- now Signia. The KS7 is also made by them. The KS6 was made by Resound. I fear you will have similar problems going from the KS5 to KS7 as the phone device is very...
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    They would need to be transferred by the...

    They would need to be transferred by the owner/heir at Costco. You should talk to the Costco hearing specialist about such a transfer. You'd be charged for the refitting of them. Such models need...
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    Are you sure they aren't talking about finding...

    Are you sure they aren't talking about finding aids one has misplaced?
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    Gary, I believe the point being made was the the...

    Gary, I believe the point being made was the the fitter wasn't competent enough to fit to prescription.
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    Several years ago Consumer reports did a study. ...

    Several years ago Consumer reports did a study.

    They used 48 purchases and determined that 2/3rd of them were not set up properly.

    https://youtu.be/5lMuHQT2NtU
  16. The VA is the largest customer for aids. A...

    The VA is the largest customer for aids. A couple of years ago, someone pointed to a VA report that disclosed the cost per unit. I think they were paying around $330 per aid. They are set up as a...
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    It is part of the process to go over brands and...

    It is part of the process to go over brands and such. The "secret" is that you need a good fitter. Consumer Reports studied this and found that 2/3rds of new aids were misprogrammed. It is the...
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    Or you can ask to listen to both brands and see...

    Or you can ask to listen to both brands and see if you find a preference. Both aids have people who love them over all others. Don't bog down in the minutia. Features on all aids are very...
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    It is easy to become enamored with the "new and...

    It is easy to become enamored with the "new and improved" hype. The throw in "breakthrough technology" claims. However long you've been around this forum, you'll see the rise and fall of every...
  20. It took me 3 months waiting for my Costco...

    It took me 3 months waiting for my Costco reservation. Now it seems well worth the wait.
  21. The Cala is the Linx2-8 equivalent. Basically,...

    The Cala is the Linx2-8 equivalent. Basically, the 9 without tinnitus feature.
  22. Yes, Costco sells all the models. They also sell...

    Yes, Costco sells all the models. They also sell aids starting at $495. There is a display case that shows that.
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    I have had a unit replace along with a couple of...

    I have had a unit replace along with a couple of RIC. Your frequency seems unusual. Picking up a dehumidifier might help. The one I use is just over $10 and you can renew it yourself.
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    It never would when one's hearing was good.

    It never would when one's hearing was good.
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    I assume you have the necklace unit and it is...

    I assume you have the necklace unit and it is Bluetooth and does communicates with the iPhone using that protocol. That is the only way to communicate with any smart phone.
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