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Re: hearing loss

Postby boondocks » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:34 am

:shock: I read that there's a company or two lobbying for over-the-counter sales of some devices that would help mild to moderate loss. Maybe it's needed; I think the current costs are insane. My glasses were 600-700 and I about fell over. How many people go around w/o hearing aids due to the cost? I have no issue with a reasonable out-of-pocket cost for them. But the tests and fitting (audiologist's services) ought to be covered by insurance IMHO. Get the device price down to a grand at least, sheesh.

True story: my great-aunt was a good ol' WV mountain girl. A real hoot. Drove her grandson's motorcycle off her farm house's (high) porch at about age 75, hollering over her shoulder "how do you stop this thing?" in her gravelly voice. Accidentally went in the men's rest room and came out asking what the funny things on the wall were. Anyway, as she got older she got a nighttime cough and would keep a lozenge by her bed. Woke up one night in a coughing fit, grabbed in the dark for the lozenge on the nightstand, and crunched down hard. It was in pieces time she realized it was her hearing aid. :shock:
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Re: hearing loss

Postby Turkeybird » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:42 am

Huh, say what
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Re: hearing loss

Postby Dave » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:06 am

Password to the old timber fallers club, Huh?
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Re: hearing loss

Postby Nesikep » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:38 am

Dave wrote:Password to the old timber fallers club, Huh?

Probably the old catskinners too!
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Re: hearing loss

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:50 pm

Yea, I have hearing loss thanks to old tractors/equipment guns chainsaws night clubs and my vehicles with 12 sub woofers and amps and such
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Re: hearing loss

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:28 pm

http://www.gsmoutdoors.com/walkers/
These work really good and are reasonably priced.
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