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fj12ryder

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Posted: 12/14/20 07:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Guy Roan wrote:

I love my hearing aids, but hate it when I go to take my Covid mask off and the tiny tubes get tangled in the masks strings.
I am now to the point where before the mask goes on the hearing aids come off and don't go back on until the mask comes off

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Just get masks that have elastic that goes around your head. That's what I use. I won't use the ones that go around the ears.


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I have learned to take the mask off after I get back into the car. That way I know where they fell.


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AJR wrote:

I have learned to take the mask off after I get back into the car. That way I know where they fell.


I get back in car, sanitize hands, then remove mask.

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OP here.

Thanks to all for the replies.
I've ordered The EARGO NEO Hi-Fi model. They are for in-the-ear canal, which I wanted because I do wear glasses.

They have a forty-five day trial period with a "no questions asked" policy if returned. It was easy to take their on-line hearing test via my laptop.

But, they are expensive. The pair is $2950.00. However, they have a $350.00 off sale right now, and I found that my insurance will pay $500.00 toward the cost.

They also offer a two year, interest free payment plan, for those who want it.

I'll let you know how they work out.

Thanks again.

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I have tried a few, but those that get set up once by an audiologist have never worked out, and I have had the mask issue too. Then there is the mask fogging the glasses. I just don't go anyplace I have to mask-up and that is anywhere outside the house in Michigan.

The hearing aids don't work because I have holes in my hearing and if the gain profile can't be configured to match that, then all they do is make the noise louder. With my level of tinnitus, that is worse than useless.

Currently, I am trying to work with Olive Union that has devices you can individually and rapidly program with a smart phone. It is promising, but I still am not sure that they beat nothing. The stable whistle of the tinnitus is at least something I can count on. Yes, I have tried the treatments for it, but none have worked.

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Hearing aids are very personal. Everyone has different types of hearing losses, different types of physical issues and we all work/play in different environments. Those who go out looking for a quick fix are often disappointed. Over the years I have had three different sets. My situation is unique, but so is everyone elses. I have a couple of friends who purchased theirs online, got them in the mail and paid little for them by comparison. Trying to get them tuned in long distance was troublesome for one person and he eventually gave up. The other person never went to a specialist for a hearing test. They did theirs in the store and he could never get them adjusted. He paid more and ended up unsatisfied. I would suggest that you go to a doctor and have them check you out*. Follow up with a trained audiologist and keep going back until they work for you. I have a high frequency loss and am almost totally deaf in one ear. I wear a cross system and am amazed at how well it works. I went in like three times to get it just right and how I return once a year for a tune up. Best thing I ever did.

*I was losing my hearing gradually over many years. I got aids and things improved but then one ear was getting worse. Because I was under the care of a doctor, they found a tumor growing in my auditory canal. I doubt a hearing aid tech could have spotted that.


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I replaced two hearing aids that I got through the VA. My friend suggested me visiting another hearing aids audiology center. He was very satisfied after addressing it as he was helped to choose a good hearing aid at an affordable price. So, I visited that clinic, was examined there, and bought a Signia Silk NX 3 hearing aid. Finally, I feel comfortable with the device. In my opinion, it is better to pay more for the visit, but be examined in a proper way and finally have the most suitable hearing aid.

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Been quite a while since I heard well. Exam at Ft Campbell 1968 I had along with three or four others were retested because our hearing was on the top line and above at some frequencies on the IBM like card.
aa a child I remember hearing and seeing a bumblebee across the field.Now with holes in ears without without hearing aids if any noise around can't understand some words or faint sounds.

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FWIW, a good audiologist working with good hearing aids can profile those hearing aids to boost where needed, and not boost where the hearing is decent. Almost infinitely programmable. But, and a big but, you need a good audiologist and good hearing aids.

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Selective hearing is only part of the problem, remembering if you have it or not is the real problem.[emoticon]


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