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    Default Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

    We want to get a pair of rechargeable hearing aids for a woman in her 80's. We have no clue about brands, features, quality.

    Anyone here researched this, know of a good unit? i know we've got old farts, guys who shot out their ear drums at the range, and many of you have older relatives.

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    Default Re: Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

    I'm 100% deaf in my right ear, and 50% in my left. After a LOT of trial and error, I settled on the Phonak Cros system, they work well enough for me. It's all about expectation, I've found that no hearing aids duplicate natural hearing.
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    Default Re: Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by GunLawyer001 View Post
    We want to get a pair of rechargeable hearing aids for a woman in her 80's. We have no clue about brands, features, quality.

    Anyone here researched this, know of a good unit? i know we've got old farts, guys who shot out their ear drums at the range, and many of you have older relatives.

    Help a brother out here . . .
    This is best for people in their 80s. It's not all highfalutin with those newfangled electronics.



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    Default Re: Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

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    Default Re: Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

    No batteries required.

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    Default Re: Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by buxbandit View Post
    I'm 100% deaf in my right ear, and 50% in my left. After a LOT of trial and error, I settled on the Phonak Cros system, they work well enough for me. It's all about expectation, I've found that no hearing aids duplicate natural hearing.
    The PHonak are over $2000 per hearing aid. I have them, but my hearing problem is I have great difficulty distinguishing B- C-D-E-G-T-V-M-N and more. Plus people don't pronunciate, speak at a monotone, fast etc.etc. I have to tell people talk slower.

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    Default Re: Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

    I was issued GN ReSound LiNX Quattro Rechargeable Hearing Aids by the VA they are behind the ear, bluetooth ready (great for the phone) and the best one I ever received from the Army no damn batteries to change you just use the charging station. I have a had a few and so fa these have been the best for sound and maintenance as well as keeping charged. But to be fair all hearing loss is not the same and an audiologist can best determine needs and functions required.

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    Default Re: Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by ideaman View Post
    The PHonak are over $2000 per hearing aid. I have them, but my hearing problem is I have great difficulty distinguishing B- C-D-E-G-T-V-M-N and more. Plus people don't pronunciate, speak at a monotone, fast etc.etc. I have to tell people talk slower.
    Everyone with hearing problems says people don’t enunciate. . I just got a chuckle out of that. Yeah I’m half deaf with permanent ringing. I do a lot of deciphering in my head. I make people repeat all the time.
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    Default Re: Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

    Here is one link to peruse, there are also others on Consumer Reports:

    https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/...uide/index.htm

    Also check out the Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) mentioned at the bottom of the article.
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    Default Re: Any hearing aid recommendations for octogenarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    No batteries required.

    Helps with your hearing and if you choose you can always have a pipe to smoke .Pther applications you can put oil in your car without spilling a drop ! A three I one deal !

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