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My husband has a deficiency that is significant and should wear hearing aids. There is no Social Security or hearing compensation from our insurance. This keeps him from getting hearing aids
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I've been wondering how to get this done without getting roped into buying a device.

 

I don't think I have a problem with volume...but I don't seem to hear fast enough to catch what a lot of these younger people are saying....sounds funny, but I really do have to keep asking them to repeat and slow down. This only happens with certain people and others are just fine.

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I noticed hearing loss in left ear but overall I thought I was OK - got tested.  Had hearing loss in both ears, more left than right.  Mostly in crowds, it was hard to hear conversation above noise of say, a noisy restaurant.  All came to a head when in a crowded retaurant the waitress asked me how I was today and I said "Diet coke please".   Wife had a good laugh.  

I am curious as to pricing plans people are seeing.  I went first to ENT office and they were nice but I followed up at Costco and saved SUBSTANTIAL $$$ there.

 

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No, but need to.

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I don't know why they cost so much either.  Luckily I was able to make payments..some people can't even do that....

Should be somekind of discount offered by AARP, unless there is one and I don't know aboutl.

 

Yes truly helped me

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Yes. I got the free test at Costco (membership required), and a second time at a hearing specialist in Los Angeles. The Costco test showed I had a 30 Percent loss, and the second test showed almost a 40 percent loss. I purchased two hearing aids and my life has improved immensely. I encourage every senior to get tested. Before my hearing aids, I was withdrawing socially because it was embarrassing to keep asking people to repeat themselves. Luckily, for me, I have an incredible health insurance plan, which picked up most of the cost. I don't understand why these tiny devices cost so much.
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You have to go back to audiologist to have them adjusted and also he can give you some oil to use in ear to stop the itching.It was just a small bottle ran out, but on reading the ingredients Vitamin E, so I just bought a generic Vitamin E oil...Yes, takes a while to get used to...your brain has to adjust,.. It will eventually do so.  But you might need the other one,  to even things out with your hearing...

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Yes Just yesterday got hearing aids. My ears feel stopped up and itch constantly. Everything is louder but understanding voices has not improved. I will try to remain hopeful that in time I will get used to them and my hearing with understanding will improve.
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We apologize for the issue with your post... we have corrected the problem and you should be able to post all words now.  Thank you.

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