Ok, I have a weird question. There is a person close buy that is selling some Phonak Brio 2's for $400. They are a year old, he doesn't know much more about them other than his dad doesn't need them any more. (Died?) I currently have Starkey BTE that are on their last leg. I've always wanted to try the ITC aids and this may be the way to do it? I trialed some IIC's but they were just too expensive. There have been situations where I've needed to have these off my ears. (Headphones, glasses rubbing, etc.)
Things I know:
1. It's weird wearing something that belonged to a deceased person..
2. I can see from the pic that they were customized for his ear canal. Not much, but they are not "stock".
3. They were purchased from Costco about a year ago. (I'm also a Costo member)
Besides the obvious things that would need to be changed, programing, mold etc. I can't help but think for $400 it might be worth some hassel.
Would Costco "remold" them for me? (Even at a cost?)
Would the savings, only $400 for both, be "worth it"?
I think I may be "wishing" that this deal would work too much, but thought I'd get feedback from you.
Thanks in advance.
ps. I know that used BTE is not as weird as used ITC, but... it may be a good deal?