I am having a hearing problem and am checking into getting a hearing aid. Can someone tell me their experiences with this - whether good or bad.
Need this quickly.
Billie from GA
Hi I live in Sask; Canada. I have had my digital hearing aids for 4 years. These are progamable to the amount of hearing loss and digitally adjust sound. Cost here is about $1,200.00 per ear. It is very important to keep the ears as well as the hearing aids clean. Alcohol wipes work well. Noisey
partys or people gatherings are a bit of a problem.
meetings and conversations are fine.""""
Hello, my Mother is hard of hearing and has tried many hearing aids over the years. She is now using Digital ones,she says they are fantastic. Cutting out all background noises~ they are the best she's ever had. One pitfall though is they are quite expensive. But i think worth every single penny for her happiness.
So my advise if you are needing these would be to definitely look into buying digital aids.
Good luck :D
I can really say that the digital hearing aids are the best! I have had two other types and I love the digital.
I have two programs for each ear and am able to put in on program 2 when in a crowd. These are very pricey. It cost me $6000 for the two from Miracle ear 2 years ago on sale.
I have a type of hearing loss that needs the digital.
What ever type you use or obtain please ask to get a mini-dryer. It is a plastic jar with a special insert in them to dry out the aids. (must leave battery out).
I also use white vinegar to wipe the outside of the aids.
It really does help to wear 2 aids for balance. The first time I had them I only had one; two the second and now the third time 2.
I am 61 now and have had hearing aids for almost 15 years or so. Best of luck to you
Remember, hearing aid specialist are in business to make as much money as possible, on selling a product that will best suit your individual needs!
Price is always a concern, so gather information on the various types of aids and prices, then compare apples to apples approach ... where ever you choose to get your aids. Being informed, sometimes can be a bargaining point in the price ... you may be able to negotiate a better price. Uninformed, you may pay whatever price the specialist sets!
Sometime ago, I pulled up information on the Internet on the various hearing problems and the different hearing aids for information purposes. I think it was www.earinfo.com back in 2001.
Do a Google search and there are probably many sites to check out.
I think there were specialists in my area (MD) that sold much cheaper (Internet pricing) than regular locally based non-participating specialist ... they were in a network that you could choose from, and visit personally.
Hope this helps.
There are different kinds of hearing loss, i.e. conduction, nerve etc. Each kind requires a different type of aid. Have a doctor (ENT) or audiologist prescribe the right kind for you, then you might price shop it online.
Hi Billie, In reading your post although digital hearing aids are good, they do have their drawbacks, one of the drawbacks is the price, most go for a round 1,200 dollars. You may want to check into assisted hearing systems. They work really well and are affordably priced. One that I use is the audium2. I have had a siemans hearing aid for years but after I purchased the audium2 i would not trade it for anything. Check out their website at http://www.audium2.com I think you may find it enlightening. Good luck
I am told the Siemens hearing aids cost approx $7,400 for a pair with 3 years of service 3 years of Batteries and a dryer does anyone have an opinion on this price?
Ibought the Audium2 on-line and it works perfectly for me. The quality is amazing and the price was right. Hope this helps.
This Web site:
offers two ALDs (assistive listening devices) that our customers say work great.
A hearing evaluation by a hearing care professional can help determine your individual needs. Digital hearing aids can work for every type of hearing loss, but there are many different technology levels. The most important thing is to find a hearing care provider that you feel comfortable with. The service and ongoing care is an important ingredient in rehabilitating your hearing. It is not a product that you are buying "off the shelf".
It is a hearing solution that varies depending on many individual factors. Understanding how hearing aids work and how the brain can be rehabilitated to improve speech understanding is a huge factor in someone's success in adapting to amplification. Most hearing care clinics carry many brands. All these brands have different technology levels. For example, Siemens has an entry level circuit all the way up to the latest technology available.
The individual that is working with you and the ongoing care you will receive is the most relevant factor in this process. That said, Siemens, Unitron and Phonak are all leading manufacturers and have informative websites, as does Sonus. (Sonus is a network of hearing care professionals, not a hearing aid brand.)
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