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NFT: Hearing aid recommendations for my mother

GiantCuse : 8/10/2017 6:14 am
My mother is in her late 60's and really struggling with her hearing. She's owned a cheaper pair hearing aids for a few years now but they are so bad she now rarely uses them. She says she's getting depressed from the isolation that you get from hearing impairment.

I really want to help her out and find her a great pair of hearing aids but I have no idea on the new tech and what's out there and what actually works. Willing to spend whatever it takes to help her out. She lives in a small rural town in central New York and her local specialist is some hack who only sells a cheap brand of aids so we are looking online for better options. Appreciate any feedback on specific models, features, etc. Thank you!

PS: She's a huge Giants and will get a kick out hearing that a Giants fan page is helping her out. Being raised outside the US, she doesn't understand everything about the game but watches every week, I think so so that she can talk Giants with me, really a sweet lady.
I've got Resound hearing aids  
Bob from Massachusetts : 8/10/2017 7:48 am : link
Invariably the aids probably do a good job but not as good as I'd like as even with the aids pretty much everyone still hears better than me. They are pretty small and the cool thing about them is they have Bluetooth so now I don't have to hold the phone up to my ear when I'm using it, which at first was kind of strange but now I really like it. And when the ball game is on I now get it live on my phone and then the sounds streams into the aids. So. Not sure if other ones like Oticon would give better sound resolution. And these are expensive (Lynx)
Get them from ENT doctors  
Gman11 : 8/10/2017 10:15 am : link
and not from a hearing aid store. Yeah, you'll pay a lot more, but it's worth it.

I have Meniere's Disease and, at times, I can't hear a thing without my hearing aid. Mine is a Phonak, but I'm sure there are others that are just as good.
Gman with great advice  
loafin : 8/10/2017 11:49 am : link
DO NOT go to a hearing aide store!!!

Go to an audiologist.

I have resound hearing aides currently and before that Oticon. Both are great hearing aides!

FYI - I am deaf in one ear and 80 percent loss in the other.
hearing aids  
snickers : 8/10/2017 2:10 pm : link
audiologist first so that exact adjustments can be made for each ear, ideally after seeing an ENT. I have a pair of in ear ha that are great and so does my brother in law. We both praise the difference they make in our hearing the world. They are digital with blue tooth, they are costly but worth every penny. Batteries for them from Costco are very reasonably priced, 10 v I believe. Cost approx. 4-5,000 per pair. My insurance picked up 80% of the cost.Good luck.
GC  
capone : 8/10/2017 2:42 pm : link
Costco has good deals and onsite audiologists...

also I keep hearing commercials for MD Hearing aids.. supposedly decent quality 75% cheaper.. 800-440-1759
money back gurantee
Snickers, which make and model do you and your brother have?  
GiantCuse : 8/10/2017 9:48 pm : link
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