My Mom refuses to get hearing aids, and her hearing loss is significant. She is visiting my sister in another city, my sister is bringing her home (my town), and wants to have discussion about hearing aids again. I have beat this horse to death. I already know the what the outcome is going to be, she will say they are too expansive (which they are), and EVERYONE that wears them say they don't work. It seem rather morbid, but people pass away every day, and many people have hearing aids. What happens to them, is there an organization that recycles them? Her hearing loss has gotten so bad, that she is basically alienating everyone she know because it is practically impossible to have a conversation with her. As a result she just talks and talks, and it is very one sided. Anyone have suggestions?