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New in wearing hearing aids
August 13, 2019
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JohnNeilsen
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Over the past 4 years, I have gone to 4 different audiologists to have my hearing tested, each one had the same results, moderate to severe hearing loss in both ears. I delayed getting them because of the cost. About a month ago I finally decided I was tired of saying “what” all the time, and the final thing that got me to take it seriously was a friend said she was talking to me and I completely ignored her, she asked my wife if something was wrong and my wife explained that I probably didn’t hear her, which was right, I had no idea she was talking to me.
So I went to an audio shop near me and they did a test and it was again the same results, they said I needed hearing aids and recommended a set that was way too costly and also offered a discount at the same time. I asked about trying them out in the real world but was not allowed to do this. It was either buy them or don't.
Then I went to an audiology clinic in London, Ontario and did the test, again with the same results. They recommended trying the hearing aids. It fitted me and told me to take them home and try them for a few weeks. I was surprised, they didn't take any credit card information or ask for any security at all. I took them home and tried them and was amazed at the sounds that I could hear that I didn't know I was missing out on. I always saw a lot of birds in my yard but I had no idea how noisy they were. Coming from the IT world, I like bells and whistles on my gadgets so I ask to try the higher model of the aid, I liked it better. I wore those for a week and am now thinking that since the top of the line the higher model is only about $400.00 more and has even more bells and whistles, that I should go with them.
Now, finally to my question, am I wasting money going for the higher-end hearing aids?
Is there that much of a difference?

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