suggest you consider buying only ONE hearing aid. The sales department says you really oughta buy two. My fitter at Costco suggested I get only one, since my bad ear is pretty bad.
Fitter was right. I bought two (have insurance) but have used only one for the past 2 years. One good aid makes a helluva difference.
If I didn't have insurance, I'd only buy one.
The only professionals who work w/o commission are at Sams and Costco, so most other fitters will trot out the myth (??) that you really gotta oughta get two. Doubles the commission.
Wouldn't hurt to buy two, try using just one, and return the second if you find it's not worth the price. Or to start with one, see how it goes, and add a second one day if you wish.
I love the 90 day trial at costco. Same at Sams?
one last thought: amazon customers are consistently happy with the $150 Mdhearingaid which amazon sells. look at reviews. You might try one. Returnable. It might do the job for you? Could try it at same time as Sams, and return one or t'other.
good luck! watch the myths. elijah
COSTCO audiogram 22jan2010
hz 250 500 750 1k 2k 3k 4k 6k 8k hz
left: 65 75 80 75 85 90 90 100 95
right 25 30 25 25 25 45 50 60 65
(left eardrum ruptured many times diving, rebuilt by ENT in 1995)
Ph.D in mathematical psych in 1966. Retired from Univ. of Calif where I taught for 30 years.
Also retired from U.S. State Department (baby diplomat in Barbados for 2 years).
Now living in Hawaii (big island) and West Seattle. Don't sell anything.