The short answer is yes. Hopefully you have a good relationship with your previous hearing care provider. I would contact them and ask them to have them unlocked so that you will not incur a fee. Some manufacturer's charge a fee to unlock the hearing aid and normally the new provider would pass that fee onto you. I would do that prior to moving overseas. I would also ask your current provider to write down the manufacturer name and model as a courtesy to the new provider. Good luck!
It depends on the actual make/model. Most AGX hearing aids are not labeled with the actual manufacturer, but most audiologists are able to figure out who the manufacturer is based on the look of the device and/or indicators.
I have had several sets of Oticon devices labeled by AGX re-chipped thereby unlocking the chip, but again, it depends on the manufacturer.
Yes you can have the devices unlocked. However, unfortunately, even if they are unlocked, the devices may not be able to be programmed in another country. Let your audiologist or dispenser know where you are moving to to see if they can assist in getting you an answer. Best of luck.
It is possible but if you are moving overseas, ask the audiologist there. If you unlock them here, you will still run into the problem that it is USA software vs other country software (which is different). If you are moving overseas and still in USA then you will not run into this issue. Hope this helps!
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