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Old 02-13-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
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I have always had bad hearing, but I have never worn hearing aids. Today I went and got my hearing check done and my hearing came back moderate to sever hearing loss. Which is no shock to me. Anyways I gave up turkey hunting because I could never hear the turkeys till it was to late to set up on them. Now I am wondering when I get the hearing aids in will they help me at all in turkey hunting or am I just wishful thinking?
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:58 PM   #2
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Heck yes they will. Today's hearing aids are amazing.


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Old 02-13-2018, 08:01 PM   #3
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Yes, and you will hear so many other things that you're not accustomed to hearing.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:03 PM   #4
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I have a huntin buddy that sells audibel in Lufkin pm if you want his info


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Old 02-13-2018, 08:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the offer but I ordered some earlier today. They are suppose to be here Thursday or Friday.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:26 PM   #6
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Which brand did you go with and what did they run $$$
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:32 PM   #7
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Which brand did you go with and what did they run $$$
I got the Rexton Inox they are just the basic in canal hearing aids. Both together were $1578.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:48 PM   #8
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I had forgotten so may sounds I used to hear, till I got my hearing aids. What was funny is, the first time I put them in. I went out side and sat in the back yard. I didn't realize there were so many birds so close. And so many sounds where I live. Then there were two sounds I had trouble identifying. I got one figured out. It was some cicada in some near by trees. The second one really threw me for a loop. I was totally baffled! Then I realized it was my neighbor's air conditioner running.

Ya, they will probably help ya.


I can also now hear deer coming through the woods, rather than waiting for them to already be in bow range when I see them. And yes, you should be able to hear turkeys again. Even some of the people kind.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:50 PM   #9
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I got the Rexton Inox they are just the basic in canal hearing aids. Both together were $1578.
Are they tuned for your hearing loss?
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:06 PM   #10
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Yes sir, he said he would be tuning them for me.

Thanks for the feedback everyone I don't really know what to truly expect. The main thing for me is to be able to enjoy conversations with everyone. I am tire of saying what, and asking people to repeat things to me. Which usually means I get a scorned or putout look from people. I will be happy just with hearing everyone better. Now if I can hear turkey and deer coming in while hunting I will be ecstatic. The only turkey I ever shot was one that wondered through during a deer hunt a while back with my bow. To be able to hear and work one in would be amazing to me.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:09 AM   #11
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I started with the Rexton as well. Didn't have great luck with them. The left one had to be sent back multiple times. The right has never been a problem though. Like Texas Grown said, you will have to learn what every thing sounds like again.

You will be able to even under stand your wife better too. So not all good.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:28 AM   #12
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They will feel awkward at first. Give your brain time to adjust. If tuned properly they will be great and it will sound like silence when you take them off at night. I got the size 13. Lot longer battery life.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:31 AM   #13
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Been wearing them for years until I lost them during deer season. Too many guns and too many commercial fireworks going off close to me without proper protection. First set was $4000 for the pair, going in at 3 this afternoon to see what I need as far as new ones.

They will make a world of difference.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:35 AM   #14
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I hate mine except in quiet places even the blinker drives me nuts. Been wearing hearing aids for 6 years now and I still can't get used to them.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:41 AM   #15
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How do they affect tinidous? Worse than not being able to hear what I want to is the constant ringing that is always there.

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:29 AM   #16
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How do they affect tinidous? Worse than not being able to hear what I want to is the constant ringing that is always there.

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If the hearing aid has the tinnitus feature they can turn on some white noise to help cancel out the other noise.

I tired it and was better having the just the tinnitus. I heard both noise.

It will take you awhile to get used to them. I wear then at work almost 100% of the time... almost never at home
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:57 AM   #17
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That stinks. Guess I'll skip that investment. I can live with diminished hearing. The tinnitus bites.

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Old 02-14-2018, 09:06 AM   #18
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If the hearing aid has the tinnitus feature they can turn on some white noise to help cancel out the other noise.

I tired it and was better having the just the tinnitus. I heard both noise.

It will take you awhile to get used to them. I wear then at work almost 100% of the time... almost never at home
I am 33 years old. I have had high frequency hearing loss and tinnitus for as long as I have known that ringing in your ears is not normal.... Anyway, I have been wearing hearing aids going on 6 years now. I just got a new set of the Widex Beyond Z. They are very comfortable, and I hear my music and phone calls. They also have the tinnitus options.

https://www.widex.com/en-us/hearing-aids


Long story short and to answer the OP's question. Yes, you will hear turkeys and much much more. Also, with today's technology wind noise is not bad either.

Best of luck!
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:40 AM   #19
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With my Audibel Anthem Platinum+ hearing aids (my third generation of this technology), I have near normal hearing plus with pre-programmed circuits that are controlled with my smart phone, I have an outdoor mode that when activated, I can hear a gnat fart a hunert yards!!
Seriously, when I first got these things I was amazed how many things I hadn't heard in years... I remember getting frustrated with birds and squirrels rustling around in the leaves makin' all kinds of racket making me think a deer was coming... armadillos were the worst... hadn't heard any of that in years... Well all those sounds are BACK!! Funny thing is, they no longer irritate me. I'm just glad to hear 'em... I can now get a morning nap when sitting on stand and wake up when the critters start crunching on the corn... I can tell the difference between deer, javelina, hogs and such just by the sound they make eating corn...

I love turkey hunting, and I hadn't heard a Kee-Kee run in years... I can now hear a putt from a hen when she's still waaay out there!

You'll be amazed IF they are tuned correctly for your hearing needs. Good luck sir!
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:29 PM   #20
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I heard if your were in the military you can get them free.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:44 PM   #21
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Isn’t this guy is it?

http://m.ktre.com/ktre/pm_/contentde...id=od:vIgedVmk

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Old 02-14-2018, 09:59 PM   #22
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I heard if your were in the military you can get them free.
This is true,my dad just picked his up a couple weeks ago from the VA.He has bought the cheaper ones himself for years.He told me these new ones where the best ones he ever had.

He drove a jeep with a 105 recoilless gun on it,he said the just put their fingers in their ears or wadded up toilet paper.That was in 61-63 said it was really cool till your hears started to bleed.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:34 PM   #23
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What? Did you say something?
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:51 AM   #24
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While I really like being able to hear again, does any one think they are a money grabbing scam? I recently bought an all in one computer with wireless mouse and key board and a printer for under $900. One hearing aid costs over a grand. I don't get it.
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:21 AM   #25
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I just got fitted this afternoon for "in the canal" hearing aids to see if I liked them. Reception was crystal clear and you wear them for 6 to 8 weeks then they are replaced with new ones. No batteries. Problem is, they are $3800 per year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had them put in around 4:30 and had to take them out around midnight as my right ear started hurting and when I pulled them out, the right had blood one it and my ear still hurts! Going back tomorrow for the normal ones I had before!
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:45 AM   #26
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I heard if your were in the military you can get them free.
That's true veterans can get them free through the VA, but as for me I was born with bad hearing. With my hearing I never would have passed the physical to join the military and I would have joined. My dad was the same way he wanted to join but was denied because of his hearing too. Bad hearing is very common on my dads side of the family.


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While I really like being able to hear again, does any one think they are a money grabbing scam? I recently bought an all in one computer with wireless mouse and key board and a printer for under $900. One hearing aid costs over a grand. I don't get it.
That's part of the reason I never have had hearing aids. I could never afford them. I never qualified when I was in school to receive hearing aids and my parents couldn't afford them. All I got was classes in speech therapy to supposedly help with my speech. What would have helped is being able to hear how the words actually sound vs speech therapy. The set oh hearing aids my dad got last year for himself was $4500. The $1500 is a lot for me to spend. I couldn't begin to think of paying $4500 for me.

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I just got fitted this afternoon for "in the canal" hearing aids to see if I liked them. Reception was crystal clear and you wear them for 6 to 8 weeks then they are replaced with new ones. No batteries. Problem is, they are $3800 per year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had them put in around 4:30 and had to take them out around midnight as my right ear started hurting and when I pulled them out, the right had blood one it and my ear still hurts! Going back tomorrow for the normal ones I had before!
Ouch, hope it didn't cause any additional damage for you.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:16 AM   #27
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Best decision I (my wife) has ever made for me. I began to lose my hearing about 15 years ago and I have been fighting it ever since.

My wife decided that I needed to have a professional hearing test. It showed what we knew all along, I can't hear!!!

We went with a local audiologist (Oticon) and he worked with me for 2 months, giving me loaners to try, never pushing.

In the end the price scared me, but my wife reminded me that with the aids I can hear her, the kids, and all of the other stuff I was constantly missing.

$5,000 is a lot, but being able to hear everything is well worth it.
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Best decision I (my wife) has ever made for me. I began to lose my hearing about 15 years ago and I have been fighting it ever since.

My wife decided that I needed to have a professional hearing test. It showed what we knew all along, I can't hear!!!

We went with a local audiologist (Oticon) and he worked with me for 2 months, giving me loaners to try, never pushing.

In the end the price scared me, but my wife reminded me that with the aids I can hear her, the kids, and all of the other stuff I was constantly missing.

$5,000 is a lot, but being able to hear everything is well worth it.
Bro, be sure and get "The Wife Mode" programmed into 'em!! I just push one little button on my phone... silent bliss!!
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:30 PM   #29
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:50 PM   #30
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I hate mine except in quiet places even the blinker drives me nuts. Been wearing hearing aids for 6 years now and I still can't get used to them.
Me to I kept taking mine out and also blowing off getting tuned
I guess I should try them again
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