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    Where I live I have 6, soon to be 7 Costco's...

    Where I live I have 6, soon to be 7 Costco's within a 12 mile radius; some of their HA centers are busier than others, booking out about a month, but a couple locations you can get into the week you...
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    If you want a different color just tell your...

    If you want a different color just tell your audiologist or HIS and they can order a different color for you.
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    Luckily for those of us with the first or second...

    Luckily for those of us with the first or second generation of Oticon Streamers the battery from Apple Ipods is basically the same as Oticon uses and can be bought off Ebay for less than $5 which is...
  4. Could be lost, stolen or a demo model, not to be...

    Could be lost, stolen or a demo model, not to be sold. Perhaps you need to contact who ever you bought them from on Ebay.
  5. Thread: Newbie Questions

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    You can get a free hearing test at Costco even...

    You can get a free hearing test at Costco even without being a member. Just call and make an appointment or go to the store and tell the person at the door you are their for a hearing test or to make...
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    My wife was told by her audiologist they could...

    My wife was told by her audiologist they could send it in to Phonak and they would either put in a new battery or more likely replace it with a new unit. She was also told the difference in price...
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    The resident expert on navigating the VA for HA's...

    The resident expert on navigating the VA for HA's is Doc Jake. He will get you where you need to go and what you will need to get what you want. A search of the site will also bring up probably many...
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    Sorry MIC, you're the sniper here, but as I've...

    Sorry MIC, you're the sniper here, but as I've said you do bring entertainment to the site.
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    Here are three: ...

    Here are three:
    http://www.hearingreview.com/2008/03...canal-options/
    http://www.healthyhearing.com/help/hearing-aids/types...
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    So Gery, where exactly does the RIC HA sit on...

    So Gery, where exactly does the RIC HA sit on your ear? By definition a RIC is a BTE that has the receiver sitting in your ear canal rather than having it in the housing of the HA. At the end of the...
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    I believe he was responding to Torinielsens post...

    I believe he was responding to Torinielsens post #8, not yours.
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    Just pointing out that a RIC is still a BTE. ...

    Just pointing out that a RIC is still a BTE. Nothing more, nothing less and Ken had already gone there.
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    A RIC is still a BTE; it just has the receiver in...

    A RIC is still a BTE; it just has the receiver in the canal rather than in the HA. The six types of BTE aids are: Standard open ear, Thin tube open ear, thin wire open ear(RIC), Standard occluded...
  14. Thread: Rate Costco people

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    Just out of curiosity, how many HA's did you...

    Just out of curiosity, how many HA's did you return to Costco>
  15. Thread: Rate Costco people

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    I too would ask for an explanation from the...

    I too would ask for an explanation from the manager as to why you were "red flagged." You are not the first person on this forum to be "red flagged," the others were given the boot for returning too...
  16. Thread: Repair or Replace?

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    Where do you live? If you're in the US you could...

    Where do you live? If you're in the US you could send them to Direct Hearing Aid Services in Garden Grove, CA for a quote on repairing them. You can also go online to see the price of their various...
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    PT Barnum said there is a sucker born every...

    PT Barnum said there is a sucker born every minute and the person paying the $9 grand was that minutes sucker! Beltone HA prices from what I have been able to pull up range in price from $2,000 to...
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    If you were in the US military, forget the...

    If you were in the US military, forget the audiologist and go to the VA, they will give you HA's and everything else free of charge.
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    Hearing aids will help, but they aren't going to...

    Hearing aids will help, but they aren't going to get your hearing to the point that you are hearing like someone who has good hearing. With your hearing loss it's going to take multiple trips back...
  20. Thread: Suggestions please

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    Your audi screwed up on this one. If they knew...

    Your audi screwed up on this one. If they knew you were having or had had problems with the HA's and the 3 year warranty was drawing to a close they should of called you in so they could send the...
  21. Dropped to 49% from what and in what length of...

    Dropped to 49% from what and in what length of time? Perhaps a trip to an ENT is in order.
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    Costco is just like any other hearing aid center:...

    Costco is just like any other hearing aid center: they have good ones and they have bad ones, the trick is to find the good one and go there. Where Costco kills the competition is their price,...
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    Sorry, I used The Hearing Review as well as...

    Sorry, I used The Hearing Review as well as Audiology Online as a couple of sources of information. I take it you don't agree with them.
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    Have you gone to your HIS or audiologist and...

    Have you gone to your HIS or audiologist and explained the problems you are having? If not that is probably the place to start. You could also have them turn up the overall gain by 5dB as well as...
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    Studies have shown that the acoustic seal of...

    Studies have shown that the acoustic seal of various types of molds and mold materials make very little difference in patient satisfaction. Exceptions are excessive jaw movement or someone who is...
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