I'm trialing the Future but it's only been three days. So far I like them and I forget about them. I tried the demo of the Bernafon Verite in the store and I liked them as well. If these Futures don't work for some reason then I'll try the Bernafon. But so far these have a better fit for me and no feedback (compared to the Cobalts which I also liked) and they are cranked up there pretty loud. I'll have my first big speech-in-noise test tonight, loud restaurant and table for 9.
I would say, based on my audiologist's comments, if feedback is a problem try the Futures first, if not then it probably doesn't matter which one you try first. One thing I don't like about the Resound is that the aids don't talk to each other so you have to set each one. The Cobalts and I think the Bernafons talk to each other so when you set one the other follows. That was a pretty convenient feature.
You should already be aware you have a 90 day trial at Costco. I'm making heavy use of that.
Did you try both in the store (store demo)? OK, I just re-read your questions and it appears these may be your first hearing aids? If so then you would not know if feedback is an issue but post your hearing test results and compare to mine. If your low frequency results are no worse than mine and your higher frequency results are any better, then feedback will probably be manageable (your audiologist can adjust for it).
I'm right on the edge of being able to have an open fit (open fit is a good thing). I have an open fit with the Futures with no feedback, something I could not get with the Cobalts.
Freq . Left . Right . . . Word Recognition Details and Equipment
250 . 25 . 20
500 . 20 . 25 . . . . . . SRT L/R = 60/55 , WRS @ 105 L/R = 80/84%
1000 . 30 . 40 . . . . . Resound Future from Costco (April 2011)
1500 . 50 . 55 . . . . . Phone Clip+ (May 2013).
2000 . 50 . 65
3000 . 70 . 85
4000 . 85 . 95
6000 . 90 . 95
8000 . 75 . 85