Well the wife is after me.

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  1. glens67

    glens67 Well-Known Member

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    I need hearing aids, What works for you?
    I want something that is Frequency specific, and fits in the ear canal. I think that the ones behind the ear would be uncomfortable, and cause problems when putting on my helmet for drag racing.
  2. geds

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    These work for Highboy, but I'm not sure your wife would like them....
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  3. glens67

    glens67 Well-Known Member

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    I all ready have those. Not fun when you have to listen to an idiot, you can't turn them off
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    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    We have spent a lot of money over the years at many brand name establishments without much help to my wife. I finally convinced her to see the audiologist at COSTCO 5 years ago and he found a set that works very well for her.

    Their prices are at least 50% less than anywhere else and you get lifetime adjustments free (to include a rebuild when the dog decided that one of them was a chew toy.
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    I hope you can find some that work for you. I think the "hearing aid" business is a huge racket that fleeces lots of folks for lots of money. Just my simple opinion.
  6. glens67

    glens67 Well-Known Member

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    I agree some of the reason that I don't have them yet.
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    glens67 Well-Known Member

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    Good tip, I'll check them out.
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    That is priceless! :D

    Sorry I can't be of help. :(
  9. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Just don't settle for these Glen. It is hard to wear these and pack your elk at the same time. Also, way too much drag when you are on the strip.

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  10. JohnHenry

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    There's nothing wrong with your hearing .... your wife just isn't talking loud enough !
  11. cpttango30

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    Best bet is to go to the ENT get a hearing test and see what they offer.

    My dad has the small behind the ear hearing aids. He forgets they are there most of the time. With his gray hair (None of which is from me) and the gray color of the body you can't even tell he has them on as the part that goes in the ear is clear.
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    Wow, this guy is toast when the EMP hits.
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    My dad went to Belltone, got the hearing test, and had a mold made of his inner ear. About a week later the Belltone guy came out to his house with the new hearing aids, and made sure that they both fit, and worked. Dad was impressed right away! Then he went out the back door into the yard. The first thing he heard was a Jet flying over. When we came out he was standing in the yard looking up, so we all looked up too. When we couldn't see anything, and he was still looking up, and all around the sky. So we asked what he was looking for, and he said "The Jet". There was no Jet, it was the light breeze that was blowing. Dad took those hearing aids off, handed them back to the Belltone man, and sent him on his way.
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    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

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    My daughter has been wearing hers since she was 1. Shes now almost 6. You can't just get a pair and have them work perfectly. Trust me I know. She gets hers adjusted all the time. They tweak hers at least every 6 months.
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    At lunch with some of the fellows in the neighborhood two of them were telling about them getting hearing aids through the VA for no cost. I don't know the particulars but if you are eligible it might be worth checking out. After watching my father struggle with hearing aids and seeing the ridiculous prices they charge I will resist getting them as long as I can.
  17. medalguy

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    Good luck. My wife decided she really needed hearing aids about two years ago, and went to one of the highest recommended ENTs in town, with an audiologist on her staff. They did a lot of testing and found she was deficient in several frequencies, and fitted her with hearing aids to the tune of about $5K. Went back several times to have them adjusted for the specific frequencies she has difficulty with.

    Long story short, she still can't hear crap, has problems with the radio in the car being too loud, which is a problem because to have it where it's comfortable for her, no one else in the car can hear it including our kids who have great hearing. She also complains of road noise in our Navigator which I think is crazy as it's the quietest car we've ever driven. Sounds like the jet plane carver mentioned. :p

    She says I have hearing problems. Who's been shooting 55 years that doesn't? But I'm not buying hearing aids. I just ask people occasionally to speak up a little, works for me.
  18. cpttango30

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    Most of the time tinnitus can't be fixed with hearing aids. So you really need to get a hearing test done to see if hearing aids can even help you.

    There is a surgery for tinnitus but I don't know much about it.
  19. Mike1959

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    Oh mine does! lol
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    BassPro sells you ear protection and if you don't use it they sell you hearing aids. Cover all spectrums of the market.
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