i find the cost of "prescription" hearing aids absurd.
One alternative (that has a reasonable combination of features, technology, and price):https://www.soundworldsolutions.com/product/hearing-aid-hd75/
I have mild hearing loss, and my wife has slightly worse. She has a prescription aid in one ear.
I bought a pair of the HD75 aids, and found them quite useful in hearing lectures where the lecturer was un-miked. They were useful in my choir practice, to hear our soft-spoken conductor. Having someone sing into my ear -- that was not so good.<G>
My wife is now using one of them in her non-prescription ear, and finds it OK. Maybe not as good as the prescription aid, but worthwhile.
They have Bluetooth _control_ from any Android / Apple smartphone. That's handy for the self-administered hearing test (which adjusts the phone's frequency response), or the feedback control.
They don't have Bluetooth _connectivity_ -- you can't get a Bluetooth link to a phone call, or music app.
The company's help desk is helpful, but it's not a substitute for an audiologist. Adjusting the aids (using the smartphone app) is in your own hands.
I think there's a reasonable "free return" period. Order a pair, see how they work _for you_.
PS -- I have no commercial relationship with Sound World Solutions.