She mentioned that Bernafon were the first to go to 8 kHz, but that Phonek and Resound and others go to 8 kHz now. She feels given my concerns that Phonak and ReSound are the best bets for me to demo and make a choice. We are taking stuff 1 step at a time. However, she emphasized that she really wants me to demo ReSound and that they may be even better, but we didn't get into specifics. Only after did I start looking up ReSound to find out they state their new models have frequency response extended to 9.5 kHz with dynamic range of 116 dB! I am so happy with the Phonak right now - SO HAPPY - but also excited to try out ReSound, as the technology described at their website "sounds" like they will work for me as an audiophile even better IF the technology translates to my "subjective" better sonics. We will "see"!That reminds me of what happened when I went out into the parking lot after getting my HA's.
My universe expanded - there was a huge feeling of space from hearing hearing distant echos of street sounds, leaves rustling in trees, etc.
I'm very interested to hear your impressions of the Resounds and how much difference the extra 1.5 kHz makes (if any, it's just a fraction of an octave).
Does your audiologist carry Bernafon?