I got new hearing aids

whm1974

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Well yesterday I picked up my new hearing aids, and man oh man is everything quite different now. I can now hear everything.

I'm really glad I gotten these.
 

balloonshark

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The older I get the less I want to hear what most people have to say.
 

squirrel dog

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good for you . Do they help with ringing in the ears ?
 

squirrel dog

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Whm , that's great for you . I do have tinnitus and would love to do something about it .
 

Ackmed

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You can't really do anything about tinnitus. It's just there.

I too have hearing aids, don't always use them. But they do work well, pretty tiny too.
 
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I've had tinnitus for years now, I really don't notice until I think about it anymore though.
 

Ackmed

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Different backgrounds, etc does make a difference. Like most things, you can become accustomed to it and not notice it as much.
 

Iron Woode

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Well yesterday I picked up my new hearing aids, and man oh man is everything quite different now. I can now hear everything.

I'm really glad I gotten these.
are they those fancy ones with Bluetooth?

my friend has those and they are hooked up to his cell phone.
 

KillerCharlie

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I got hearing aids a year ago at age 34. I bought really high end ones (Widex brand, about $6k for a pair). They sounded terrible at first and took a few months to get used to. Now I don't notice them 90 percent of the time. Even when they sound a bit funny, it's far better than not wearing them. They have bluetooth connectivity, but that requires wearing a small lanyard, presumably because the actual sound is transmitted through an induction loop. Cheap earbuds sound better than using them to stream music.

I also have debilitating tinnitus, so bad that I miss a lot of work and have trouble functioning some days. The hearing aids didn't help with that. However, the majority of people with tinnitus and hearing loss notice an improvement when they get hearing aids.

The older I get the less I want to hear what most people have to say.
One of the doctors told me that if I was old, he wouldn't recommend me hearing aids for that reason.
 

Ken g6

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How much should they cost? I took my Dad to get hearing aids and they want to charge $1800 each after insurance!
 

Mayne

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Well yesterday I picked up my new hearing aids, and man oh man is everything quite different now. I can now hear everything.

I'm really glad I gotten these.
thats awesome...I stopped wearing mine when i was 6 years old...kept getting into school yard fights and losing them. I really should do what you did though.

fun fact about me. I was held back in kindergarten because no one realized I was deaf.
 
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Well yesterday I picked up my new hearing aids, and man oh man is everything quite different now. I can now hear everything.

I'm really glad I gotten these.
I got them 7 years ago, life changing experience for me. I had no idea how deaf I was until I could hear everything.
 

whm1974

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How much should they cost? I took my Dad to get hearing aids and they want to charge $1800 each after insurance!
Sounds about right. Medicaid paid $3000 for both of them and that included all the tests and everything.

More Importantly they will also pay for new molds every year and new Hearing Aids every three years.
 

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