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Old 07-16-2018, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default You other old farts, what hearing aids are you using?

Is it a bad thing when the lady administering the hearing test is frowning while giving the test? Hearing is decent up to about 1500 hz and then falls off the table. I had suspected it. Hearing aids are definitely on the very near horizon. Just starting the process. What brands do you use? My ENT is suggesting the Oticon OPN, waiting on a reply from BCBS on insurance coverage before we get too far into the process.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:58 PM   #2
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huh?
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:59 PM   #3
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Costco sold me my last two pairs. First ones were.good.til one.broke.and.were so old, no replacement parts available. Thinking I paid $1600/pair for the ones I have now.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:02 PM   #4
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:04 PM   #5
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I went with custom and tuned for my hearing loss ITE Sport Ear a several years ago. Very pleased with service and turn-around. My only problem is I've no one else to listen to at home. And forget to put them in before leaving the house most of the time.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:06 PM   #6
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What was that TG?
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:25 PM   #7
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I use the time tested variety. Cup my hand and say huh ? Especially if it's someone I don't want to listen to. ( I learned that last technique from my JRT, he's a master at not hearing what he don't wanna )
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:37 PM   #8
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I thought the #1 desired thing for most old married men was hearing loss. I started suffering from selective hearing about 6 months into marriage and am now praying for full blown deafness.


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Old 07-16-2018, 08:38 PM   #9
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huh?
Thatís funny right there
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:45 PM   #10
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What was that TG?

I can still read! I ain't so old I'm blind, yet.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:49 PM   #11
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I went with custom and tuned for my hearing loss ITE Sport Ear a several years ago. Very pleased with service and turn-around. My only problem is I've no one else to listen to at home. And forget to put them in before leaving the house most of the time.
I'm not seeing where the problem is there?!?
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:57 PM   #12
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Wearing them since 22...so it aint an old fart thing. My hearing is so bad the digtals don't help...the Beltone I use is more for sound direction. I can tell you the Beltone office hours suck. 9 to 5....closed at lunch. ..not open on weekends. Something to think about
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:05 PM   #13
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I'm not seeing where the problem is there?!?

Memory of a GOF is the problem.


I keep forgetting to put them in.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:17 PM   #14
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I have the Rexton Inox hearing aids. I am at 65% hearing loss. These are not the high dollar hearing aids but work pretty good for me. Only complaint I have is loud background noises can over power what I am trying to hear sometimes. It is nice to be able to hear conversations again without going huh all the time. Still do sometimes though.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:20 PM   #15
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I'm not quite old enough for those, but would you mind using a bigger font when you type these things, please?
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:26 PM   #16
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Resound Smart Hearing Aids. Ain't cheap, $6000 per pair, but they are Bluetooth enabled, have an app that if you do not know where they are, you can find them through the app. Sure wish I had them on my last hearing aids that cost $4000! Bunch of apps that are compatible to Apple devices that I have no idea yet what they do, but these a some very comfortable hearing aids. Free batteries basically forever with the place I purchase4d them from.


I truly wish I did not have to have them, but after shooting display, commercial fireworks shows for over 20 years, guiding hunters for over 4 years and not having the best of hearing protectors if any, I am paying for it now.

I have lost over 60% of my hearing and it was women's voices and kids voices and when you work as a tacher in an elementary school, you better be able to hear!
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:31 PM   #17
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I have a dog...…..
But, he likes to play tricks on me...…..
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:42 PM   #18
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Had these since last September. Oticon opn minirite.

https://www.oticon.com/solutions/opn

Rechargeable, Bluetooth, multiple programs nd not very noticeable. Really helped my hearing.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:54 PM   #19
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Had these since last September. Oticon opn minirite.

https://www.oticon.com/solutions/opn

Rechargeable, Bluetooth, multiple programs nd not very noticeable. Really helped my hearing.
Thatís the ones Iím looking at. If you donít mind me asking, what did they set you back?
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:06 PM   #20
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Starkey Bluetooth to Iphone
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:06 PM   #21
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That’s the ones I’m looking at. If you don’t mind me asking, what did they set you back?
Around $6k I think... I’ll have to look up the bill. The tested the starkey and one other brand before I decided. The oticon worked best for me
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:11 PM   #22
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:22 PM   #23
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:23 PM   #24
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Around $6k I think... Iíll have to look up the bill. The tested the starkey and one other brand before I decided. The oticon worked best for me
Really..

I would of gotten on a S Texas lease and bought an oil funnel........
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:37 PM   #25
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Anthem ultra No knobs nothing to adjust. Just put battery in each and stick 'em in your ears... I have the behind the ear with the little wire that runs into your ear... Controlled by bluetooth to pretty much any smart phone... I'm at 60+% in the mid-to-high freq. sounds... Hearing aids are adjusted to your specific hearing profile. I have selectable programs to choose from that will automatically control background noise like a restaurant environment. I also have a program that I can activate and I can hear a gnat fart a hunert yards when I'm out in the woods bowhunting... so cool to hear birds and squirrels rustling around in the leaves and hear their claws on the trees as they scurry about... My phone is always hands free, and when I get in my truck, they disconnect from the phone when the truck starts up so my phone will connect to my truck... Amazing technology!!
When I get out of the shower and dry off, the first thing I put on are my hearing aids... They're the last thing I take off at night when I go to bed... LOVE 'EM! I got mine through New Sound hearing center. I have a buddy who has a franchise location in Conroe...

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Old 07-16-2018, 10:53 PM   #26
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Waiting on my third pair of Oticon hearing aids, getting the Oticon OPN. All my other Oticon's have been great. They are Blueetooth compatible, hands free and I don't remember what else they do. I am able to get a new pair every five years and am due new ones.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:57 PM   #27
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Waiting on my third pair of Oticon hearing aids, getting the Oticon OPN. All my other Oticon's have been great. They are Blueetooth compatible, hands free and I don't remember what else they do. I am able to get a new pair every five years and am due new ones.
do they wear out...or you just replace them? I've had mine bout a year & half...only broke one so far.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:02 PM   #28
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4 to 6 grand for hearing aids is flipping ludicrous. I'd rather just have the TV loud.


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Old 07-16-2018, 11:03 PM   #29
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I have had a pair of Seimens, a pair of phonak, and my current pair is Beltone. I got the Beltones because my ins covered nearly 100%! Anyway, I hate them all, but I canít communicate well with others without them, and canít talk on a phone at all without them.

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Old 07-17-2018, 08:58 AM   #30
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:06 AM   #31
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:22 AM   #32
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I have the Starkey Premium, and could have bought a good used side-by-side for what I paid for them. My wife made me buy them. I’m still trying to rationalize them being worth the price. She thinks they are worth it. Another problem I have is that I hate having something stuck in my ear. Glasses on my nose are bad enough. Every time I take my glasses off it jiggles the d**m things and sometimes one will fall off. You ever tried to find one of those 3 thousand plus gadgets on a ground covered with leaves you can’t help but cuss. Sorry for the rant here. I could do without them. Still I wear them for her. She really hates the word “huh?”
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:06 PM   #33
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Mine are Starkey. They work ok. Hate having to wear them, but I need them to be able to hear.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:43 PM   #34
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Some people are lucky enough to have insurance coverage for amplification. State of Texas workers, university retirees, railroad retirees, etc. have your hearing aid dispenser check insurance for (amplification benefits) you. Medicare does not pay for hearing aids... they are expensive, but Lyric hearing aids are awesome for their utility.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:10 AM   #35
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Phonak. ~$4000 total I think.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:21 AM   #36
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Beltone
I have had mine for several years and they are adjustable with app.
You can get re-conditioned ones for a lot less and still have the warranty.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:08 AM   #37
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Another Oticon user here. Been wearing off and on for about 15 years or so. First three pair were completely in the canal ones. Always felt like I had a bananna in my ear and they were useless. Then got the Oticon behind the hear with the little wire. Did pretty good but still not great. I have had current Oticon now for about 6 months and all I can say is WOW. I never knew what I was missing. It is all in the technician who sets them up for you. My wife made me go to a doctor. Not an MD but one who had a doctors degree in that field. Some of these folks that are on every corner were cutting grass last week and get some brief training on hearing aids. They definately have a finite lifespan. They tell me about 5 years unless they break or you lose them. Good ones are a life changer if you get them properly set up for your hearing loss. I still hate wearing them though.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:31 AM   #38
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Don't know the brand my hunting Buddy uses but he goes thru about two to three sets of batteries on a 10 day elk hunt. I will find out and make sure you DON'T buy them.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:40 AM   #39
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A family friend of mine has some that sync up with his phone, he also has a receiver/microphone necklace that is linked to his phone. It will trip you out when you see him just walking around talking like a crazy man.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:57 AM   #40
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Any hearing aid can eat batteries depending on how severe the hearing loss is. My left ear is worse than my right. Left side batteries last about half as long as right side.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:58 AM   #41
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Mine are ReSound GN. Rechargeable, Bluetooth to my phone. I got them through the VA. I love them, its amazing what I wasn’t hearing. They will eat some batteries, my rechargeables usually don’t last for a 12 hr day, but I keep a supply of regular batteries with me.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:08 AM   #42
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I change batteries about every 7-9 days, depending on how much I-Heart radio and phone talking I do.
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