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Thinking about hearing aids

Thinking about hearing aids

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Posted by Karen on March 11, 2000 at 23:15:01:

I've had tinnitus since I was 16 (and I'm almost 60 now) -- caused by a bad ear infection. Anyway, my hearing has been going downhill and I'm getting a test in a few weeks, then will see an audiologist. It seems to me the people I've talked to who have hearing aids DON'T WEAR THEM!! Why is that? I do remember my mother-in-law, when she wore hers you could hear a loud buzzing from them. Are hearing aids like glasses and you have to have a special prescription for them? Can you try them out before deciding on which one? Is one kind better than another? I've read that they can mask tinnitus. Can that really be, has anyone out there experienced success with that? Sure would be nice. I've also heard hearing aids use batteries by the dozens -- is that true? I saw a man while I was on jury duty and I think he had a hearing aid on, it was just a small wire looking device in his ear. What kind would that be?

Responses would be appreciated

Karen


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