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Old 09-13-2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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This feckin getting old bullship

Who is getting hearing aides? This mother fucker, that is all.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:56 PM   #2
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WHAT?
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:59 PM   #3
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:00 PM   #4
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Hearing aids are great! They protect you from further hearing loss. Better now than later.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:01 PM   #5
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I'm more interested in the Bluetooth function where I can pretend to be interested in a conversation while rocking out.

The bit about maintaining my brain cuz I can hear whats happening is kinda big as well.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:44 PM   #6
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You’ll be amazed at what you were missing.
Maintaining your brain is a pretty good benefit too.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:18 PM   #7
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I've been wearing them since 1981. Last time I was tested the Doc said the bad news is you can't hear shit, the good news is you can buy the $1,000 model because the $5,000 model with all the bells and whistles won't help.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:33 AM   #8
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Why are hearing aids such a global racket?

Some while ago Dad responded to an ad which promised him miraculous hearing improvement.

I told him that there was great risk of being taken to the cleaners and asked him to think again before I posted the letter.

However, once he makes up his mind forces greater than me aren't able to persuade him to change it.

An appointment was made and a few days later the sales bod turned up parking his very expensive car on our drive.

A lengthy 'consultation' took place with a thorough explanation of the technology and a demonstration of the aids.

This was followed by casual mention of the price. £3000!

After Dad expressed his surprise (understatement alert) the sales bod mustered as much dignity as he was able and left.


ETA:

At the beginning of his spiel, the salesmen went to great lengths to stress that they weren't 'used car salesmen' (his words) and were regulated by a statutory body.

After he left, I did an internet search of the chap's name and found that he had been fined a considerable sum by the regulatory body for various irregularities.

A search of Companies House data revealed a string of compulsory liquidations he'd been involved in.


Caveat emptor.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:20 AM   #9
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I've been wearing them for a couple of years, they do make a differance. And if you don't want to hear somebody you can turn them off.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:31 PM   #10
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The VA gave me a pair of the 4 grand +/- (each) ones a few years back. They wouldn't spring for the kind that help with tinnitus.
I guess they improved my hearing in that I could hear the refrigerator, the wall clock and the neighbor's radio playing Rush Limbaugh in perfect fidelity.
Conversations and the rest of what I wanted were unchanged.
I gave them back after a month.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:09 PM   #11
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my dad got them a few years ago. changed his world. He's a musician, so....


good luck with your's PappyG!
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:05 PM   #12
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When I first got them I religiously wiped them down with alcohol and placed them in their case every night, but kept getting ear inflammation and infections. Then I started just throwing them on my desk at night and knocking off any dried wax in the morning and bingo, no more problems.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:18 PM   #13
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Too dirty for germs to live on them, I guess.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:54 PM   #14
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More likely the residual alcohol killed the good bacteria in his ears, leaving him open to opportunistic infections. Like how mouthwash perpetuates your need for more mouthwash.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:48 PM   #15
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No residual, overnight between the alcohol and the ear. I'm thinking the squeaky clean plastic was irritating to the ear.
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