I have no doubt, given the average age of forum members and the noise exposure that pilots face, that this is not the first time this has come up. But since the technology changes so rapidly, maybe it couldn't hurt to bring it up again. As background, I've had some level of measured hearing loss since my 40's, so approaching 70 its not surprising its getting worse. In addition, I've lived with mild tinnitus for decades. About 8 months ago I made the mistake of firing a .223 rifle twice without hearing protection, and that did not help matters. About a week ago I saw an ENT physician and they said the loss was enough that hearing aids were definitely in order. And warned - somewhat caustically - that delaying them makes it harder for them to stop the progression, since ultimately the brain forgets how to process certain frequencies. I went in just wanting an objective measure, but feeling I was not quite ready for hearing aids - in day-to-day life I get by pretty well, perhaps only struggling where there's a lot of background noise. It has not noticeably affected my ability to hear radio transmissions using the LightSpeed headsets in my Sky Arrow. So, the journey has begun. I was wondering how some made their purchase decisions and what brands they ended up with and how satisfied they are. The ENT recommended an Oticon OPN2 at $4,600. I suspect they profit from sales of certain models, which is why I want to shop around. At least one family member was happy with the ones they got at Costco, for a whole lot less. I do consider the ability to link to an iPhone as highly desirable. Thanks in advance. I did not make this anonymous, since I don't think its a secret, but if anyone would be more comfortable posting anonymously or contacting me directly, I understand and will protect your privacy.