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Is it true that some hearing aids are locked? I am considering purchasing hearing aids at Costco, but want to be sure I can have them adjusted elsewhere (in case I move, etc).

Yes.  At Costco, the brand that is has proprietary software is Kirkland, which is made by Resound. Other proprietary brands available elsewhere...

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Are there any differences between the Resound hearing aids sold at Costco and other Resound hearing aids?

The ReSound Cala is essentially the same as the ReSound Linx2-9 product, with the exception of the absence of the tinnitus management feature....

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Are there any differences between normal Phonak hearing aids and the Phonak hearing aids sold at Costco, in terms of quality and performance?

The Phoank Brio is the line available at Costco. The new Audeo models (Vs) run on a newer/faster computer chip and therefore give better sound...

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Is Costco a good place to buy hearing aids?

It depends.  If you can find a Costco with a good provider and you don't mind hearing aids that are mildly de-featured then Costco may be a good...

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Does Costco sell rechargeable hearing aids? If so, what models are available?

Yes, Costco does sell rechargeable hearing aids. Here are your options as of October 2019: Philips HearLink miniRITE T R - $1,249.99...

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What is the average cost of a premium hearing aid? Should I purchase from Costco or an independent doctor?

If we are to define the Premium as each manufacturer's top of the range device then in England the answer would be as little as £2500 a pair to as...

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