So my mother has been losing hearing for quite a few years. She has never had hearing aids, although we did go to an audiologist who did some demos and made some recommendations. At the time, I was a little daunted by the cost of the ones he recommended, and I had my doubts about my mother's ability to use them. She has very poor fine motor control in her hands. I thought that even turning them on and off and changing the batteries would be challenging for her (if not impossible). Now she keeps seeing ads for these cheap non-prescription hearing aids and wants me to look them up online for reviews and issues reported for them. I'm not sure I can trust the online reviews, though. So I thought I'd ask here - does anybody have experience with any cheap ones that work? Right now she's looking at MDHearingAid products, if that rings a bell. A few years ago I bought her cordless headphones for watching TV and they really work for her, but she wants something for hearing conversations, especially in a group, like when she's playing bridge and there's background noise. Any experience or recommendations (or warnings) you can share. (And I apologize for the lack of paragraphs in this post - the website won't let me insert returns). TIA.