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.
My parents would find advertisements for this hearing aid or that hearing aid. Mom wanted to check on the one that is physically inserted into her ear.... I had to tell her her hearing doctor said those types are for people who were just starting to lose their hearing.
We went to another hearing aid company and the hearing aid worked quite well while at the office, no different than with the previous doctor. But two days later, it wouldn't work at all. It was all user error as Mom was afraid to put the ear piece too far into her ear.... [sigh].
Carla, I know what you are going through.
Oh, regarding the paragraphs, I think it might work [or not] if you double or triple space to make the paragraphs. I use a desk top computer and have never tired to use any other device for Aging Care.