Costco offers a variety of quality hearing aids. The most affordable are labeled under Costco's Kirkland Signature brand. Others are from Philips, Rexton, Phonak and GN ReSound. In many cases, these brands have created less expensive models with fewer details exclusive to Costco.
While both the Vida and Preza are Bluetooth headphones, they don't connect directly to Android mobile phones to stream audio. The Resound headphones available at Costco are the Preza, which is based on the new LinX Quattro 9, and the Vida, which is based on the LinX 3D 9.You'll have the same wireless features, hands-free calls and telecoils to access the ear loops. Phonak, a subsidiary of industry leader Sonova, makes Phonak Brio hearing aids for Costco to sell. There is a TV streaming accessory for the device that allows you to transmit audio from any television or sound system directly to the headphones without the need for a transmitter.
For anyone familiar with the industry, Jabra Enhance Pro hearing aids look a lot like the latest flagship ReSound (also owned by GN) ReSound One models. The device is available with four levels of receiver power, LP, MP, HP and UP, which means that it can cover a large number of hearing losses, in fact, from mild to severe and profound. The Brio 3 range is a complete range of hearing aid models with several RICs, two BTE and several ITEs available. We thought it would be good if someone could explain the levels and characteristics of hearing aid technology in simple language that everyone could understand.
The Costco audiologist informed me that NO hearing aid will reduce or cause tinnitus. As I said, Costco offers hearing aids from some of the world's leading brands and they have their own devices with the Kirkland label. The Preza rechargeable hearing aid comes with a special portable charging case, while the Vida model requires disposable batteries. For the uninitiated, “locked” hearing aids can only be programmed at the point of purchase or within a closed network of vendors, such as Beltone or Miracle-Ear.
There are several accessories available for purchase with Costco's ReSound hearing aids, including a remote control for easy adjustment. They can provide you with the best possible evaluation of your heart rate and help you choose the best hearing aid for you and your lifestyle.