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lloydsp
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« on: October 05, 2019, 00:42:22 am »

I have shot fireworks, done live-fire combat in RVN, run a machine shop, and shot weapons (without ear protection) for over 50 years.

Yesterday, I went for a biennial ear exam, and it turns out I've lost just about everything over 2 KHz.  Since most of my wife's sibilants are above that, I was having trouble understanding her.

Well, I walked away with a pair of digitally-programmable hearing aids, and the result is nothing short of amazing!  I can clearly hear things at about 1/4 the volume I was listening before... radio, Linda, everything.

It wasn't bad financially, and the wonderful blessing of being able to hear again is beyond compare!

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 11:38:26 am »

Where did you get your aids?  I've been contemplating a pair from Costco for a year or so, but vanity gets in the way.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 14:36:37 pm »

Kvom,
I got mine from a local hearing aid specialist.  These are TINY little behind-the-ear units with an almost microscopically-thin wire going from the unit to the in-ear transducer.  Even my son didn't notice them until he saw me walking away from him!

Check warranties and 'packages' well before committing.  My company offers the 'whole deal' for $2600... there's an unconditional 30-day 'return with no charge', a 2-year unconditional warranty, loss/damage insurance, a telephone bluetooth adaptor, a TV bluetooth adaptor, carrying cases, cleaning equipment, and three months' worth of batteries.

He even talked me OUT of buying a more-expensive rechargeable unit, saying the zinc/air batteries will actually be less-expensive over the expected 8-year life of the units, and that a $600-more rechargeable will nearly always require factory replacement of the batteries late in the initial warranty period!

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 00:17:01 am »

Lloyd,
Put off getting mine for 5 years after an exam where they asked me if I work with explosives or large guns! Just got a pair of Phonaks behind the ear with blue tooth phone connection and it is great. Sounds like you got a really good deal. Mine cost me $6500 including a year worth of batteries and insurance.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 01:06:58 am »

Wow!  We're a 'party', now!  If you work with fireworks or other explosives (which I do and have done for 50 years), you're eventually going to need them!

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