- 7 posts total
- 7 posts total
I've been wearing hearing aids for about 20 years now, and wow, did my hearing of my sound system improve IMMENSELY after that; sure I've lost some high frequencies for good, but I'm also getting some with the hearing aids that were not coming through at all otherwise, and the audiologist worked with me on setting up a nice curve. I had a dilemma with headphones, as behind-the-ear ones won't work for those, but I got ones that go in the canal instead, and that solved the headphone problem!
For those of you who are considering trying aids and find them a bit outside of your financial comfort zone, I understand. When I started looking, i found that the really good ones cost more than any single component in my system at that time so I thought no way, not wanting to spend thousands of dollars on something of unknown acceptable value to my listening. I decided to try used aids and found a pair with a new MSRP of over $5000 for $400 on Offer UP. For hygiene considerations remember that the only part of the aid that’s inserted into one’s ear is the removable tip which should be fitted to your ear canal anyway. I took them to a local audiologist for reprogramming and for another several hundred dollars they even put me in their records of having bought them at their clinic so I would have a maintenance agreement. It didn’t take long to convince me that hearing aids would continue to be in my life permanently but I lost them a couple of months later. That’s when I bit the bullet and bought the new Oticons. I don’t remember the cost although it was significant but I it was worth it.