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How do I choose the best hearing aids?

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How does that work at Costco? Do you take them your hearing test done by a hearing aid specialist? Can you go back in for adjustments? How much did you pay for yours?

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Many Costco locations have a hearing aid dispenser and/or an audiologist to work with you for hearing aids. I haven't used them for HA's because I was wearing cochlear implants before I knew Costco had HA's, but from what I have been told by many, many people is that Costco's HA's are about 1/2 the price of elsewhere. They have good prices on their HA and CI batteries as well.

@nancydowling My experience with Costo in San Diego was as follows: Costco has hearing aid specialists. The hearing test is free. Hearing aids are recommended based on test results. They offer a 6 month trial period-I have never gotten more than one month through any healthcare provider/audiologist. The aids come with a warranty as well. While I waited for my test, they cleaned my old hearing aids. That fixed whatever was broken so I didn't order new ones. I was allowed to try Kirkland brand aids and walk around the store. Those aids took out a lot more background noise than my soon-to-be 5 year old Oticons. A pair of Kirkland brand costs about $1600 I think. Ear molds are extra. They sell a few other brands as well-prices are higher on those.

I went back for adjustment after 10 years from purchase date with no charge. But they don't have one month trial time when you purchase it in California.