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#4390986 - 11/23/17 03:33 AM Hearing aids  
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Just got my first pair, and my life is transformed. I can here every sound. Even in a crowded room with music, I hear every word. I can even hear myself breathing, even the keyboard sounds different.

These are top of the range, big bucks, but they contain microprocessors that analyse and filter every sound, getting rid of any "noise". My Tinnitis has gone. The steamwhistle in my head has gone silent for the first time in decades. It will take a couple of weeks for my brain to catch up on processing all the new data, then back to the doc for fine-tuning.

I never knew I was so deaf. Apparently I was getting about one word in three or four and my brain filled in all the spaces, sometimes with hilarious results.

Anybody else had this experience?


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#4390988 - 11/23/17 04:22 AM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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Good on you Max !

I have not, but my father-in-law just got his first pair too. Transformed his life for the best with the exact same results as you have.
He also tells everyone to stop screaming when talking to him biggrin We had all picked bad habits !!!

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#4390989 - 11/23/17 04:27 AM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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Good to hear the positive experiences. I am about 40% deaf in one ear (live music is surely to blame for some of it) and I know I will need them sooner of later.


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#4390994 - 11/23/17 06:09 AM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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Can you hear me now?????

Good for you Max wink
Glad to 'HEAR' it..........

Waiting for that replacement lung, bronchial tube, and pancreas. wink


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#4390996 - 11/23/17 07:24 AM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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Wore hearing aids since 2 years of age. Be warned though, there may be co-workers or buddies who may become total jerks towards you when they expose their "deaf and dumb" attitude.

#4391007 - 11/23/17 01:11 PM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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Originally Posted by Mad Max
Just got my first pair, and my life is transformed. I can here every sound. Even in a crowded room with music, I hear every word. I can even hear myself breathing, even the keyboard sounds different.

These are top of the range, big bucks, but they contain microprocessors that analyse and filter every sound, getting rid of any "noise". My Tinnitis has gone. The steamwhistle in my head has gone silent for the first time in decades. It will take a couple of weeks for my brain to catch up on processing all the new data, then back to the doc for fine-tuning.

I never knew I was so deaf. Apparently I was getting about one word in three or four and my brain filled in all the spaces, sometimes with hilarious results.

Anybody else had this experience?


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#4391014 - 11/23/17 03:03 PM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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congrats. glad to hear you're hearing well!

i have minor tinnitus but imagine it'll probably get worse in the future.. modern tech is amazing sometimes.

#4391022 - 11/23/17 03:29 PM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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Originally Posted by Mad Max
My Tinnitis has gone. The steamwhistle in my head has gone silent for the first time in decades. It will take a couple of weeks for my brain to catch up on processing all the new data, then back to the doc for fine-tuning.



Seriously??? I need to look into this, my hearing is a bit poor but I can live with it but the Tinnitus I would love to be rid of!


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#4391028 - 11/23/17 04:03 PM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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good stuff Max..happy to hear it works for you smile


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#4391035 - 11/23/17 04:20 PM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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Would think my hearing would be bad after all the noise over the years. But I find myself every once in while having hyper sensitive hearing.
Would down into garage and the heaters are running and normally would hardly notice them except when this happens. It sounds more like
a jet engine and I must retreat its so loud. Same in the car, car radio suddenly way to loud. Its a strange sensation when this happens and I
sure look forward to it being normal again.

Glad you are able hear what you have been missing Max.


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#4391052 - 11/23/17 05:20 PM Re: Hearing aids [Re: Mad Max]  
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