Countryside Hearing Aids?

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  1. Ed Norman

    Ed Norman Well-Known Member

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    Within the last 2-3 issues of Countryside I was reading a letter or short article and a lady mentioned she and her hubby had gotten hearing aids for $15.95 per ear. And they worked great. My boss just failed his hearing test again and said he can't afford the $3000 they want for hearing aids, and I cannot find that article again. Does anyone remember reading it? Can you point me to the issue? Thanks.
     
  2. Kathy in MD

    Kathy in MD Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hey ED, it was in July/August 2004 on page 20.

    Here is address: Ampli-Ear 2004 Fulfillment Center
    773 Victory Hwy
    West Greenwich, RI 02817
     

  3. tallpines

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    It was tacked on at the tail end of a letter in one of the last 2 issuses.
    Just previous to reading that comment, I had ordered some, they have arrived and maybe one of these days I'll give them a try.
    Got the initial ad from one of those insert fliers included with the Sunday newspaper.
    I'll see if I can find the address.
     
  4. I've been deaf for years. Have had 3 ear surgeries trying to correct it or to at least improve it. I went along for several years without hearing aids and finally got some digital aids a year ago. They're wonderful, but not 'perfect'. My brother is also deaf and has tried various aids and swears that he can't wear them because they don't filter out the background noise. I also have filtering problems with mine when in large crowds or noisy places. I'm saying this because I think you can't have anything positive coming out of hearing aids that cost $15.00. It would be best to save up your money and get some good aids and have something you can wear and enjoy.
     
  5. Gary in ohio

    Gary in ohio Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I saw that article. I have been wearing hearing aids for close to 30 years.
    While there have been lots of improvments in aids. If your hearing is so bad you need a $3000 hear aid, a $15 aid is NOT!!!! going to be a functional replacemet. The $15 hearing aids are nothing more than a simple amplifier in a generic ear mold. You can get them a number of places and while they do work for someone with a very mild hearing loss they dont correct for any freq loss or freq drop outs that a real hearing aid will. On top of that most hearing aids dont cost $3000. They start around $700 and go up from there. Depending on your hear loss and correction factors you need you can go from a very small in the ear hearing aid to a behind the ear aid.

    And like many medical issues, you should never self medicate. In ohio you cant get hearing aids without a perscription from a Doctor.
    You need to see an hearing specialist to properly get fitted for a hearing aid.
     
  6. sisterpine

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    Hi . my husband got some cheap 299 each hearing aids after his good ones died two years ago. what a waste of money. we would hve been better off to just save that much more toward purchase of new good ones. he has had the new good digital ones for almost a year now and they were 6000 for both. he still has trouble in noisy places but is much better off for hearing tv and me! dont waste time on cheap hearing aids!
     
  7. tallpines

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    I ordered my $12.95 hearing devices after visiting my Otolaryengologist several times over a 3 year period.

    He is a Medical Doctor who specialized in ear, nose and throat problems and is a noted surgeon who further specializes in the ear disease known as Meinere's Disease.

    Meniere's is the cause for my hearing loss.

    Apparently there is at least one well respected physician who is willing to let his patients try the cheapest hearing aid.

    Now I have to get around to giving them a try--------I'm not expecting a miracle.
    I mostly want them to better hear the Sunday church sermon.

    If they work for me, I will have saved thousands of $$$$.
    If not, I'm out $30.
    With my doctor's advice, I'm willing to take the risk.
     
  8. Shrek

    Shrek Singletree Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I use an ear amplifier that I ordered from heartlandamerica for $20. Its the old fashioned over the ear style, but is good enough for my needs and the batteries hold up real well.