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    does anybody know if there is a charity or something that i can donate hearing aids to?they are behind the ear ones not fitted,bluetooth compatable,with remote.....didnt mean to start a bickering session.
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    thanks ill call.......everybody else sends them to 3rd world.......id rather help someone here

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    Steve, from a friend in the business I learned that hearing aids are leaps and bounds ahead of the technology as little as five years ago.

    Used hearing aids might not be as useful as you think.
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    uh old used hearing aids are better than none at all for those that can't afford them....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingqueen View Post
    uh old used hearing aids are better than none at all for those that can't afford them....
    With the government grants available, that is quite inaccurate.

    And if you want to blow out what you have left of your hearing by self diagnosing, by all means, go ahead!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    With the government grants available, that is quite inaccurate.

    And if you want to blow out what you have left of your hearing by self diagnosing, by all means, go ahead!!!
    When was the last time you needed a gov't grant for hearing aids?
    my Grandma recently needed them and through the Gov't she could get some, but very crappy ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingqueen View Post
    When was the last time you needed a gov't grant for hearing aids?
    my Grandma recently needed them and through the Gov't she could get some, but very crappy ones.
    Very crappy??

    Sorry. Walmart doesn't sell hearing aids, and I don't believe for a minute that the aids themselves were the problem. There ARE places in town that don't do a good job setting them up, and that is one of the reasons my friend is becoming quite successful.

    I would PM you info if you were interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    With the government grants available, that is quite inaccurate.

    And if you want to blow out what you have left of your hearing by self diagnosing, by all means, go ahead!!!
    Don't know what you call affordable, but after the "government grant" i received, they still cost me $1200.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guess Who? View Post
    Don't know what you call affordable, but after the "government grant" i received, they still cost me $1200.00.
    I hear that the range is 3 to 5 thousand for a pair, plus fitting and testing, so 1200 doesn't sound bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    I hear that the range is 3 to 5 thousand for a pair, plus fitting and testing, so 1200 doesn't sound bad.
    Right, so I'll just go out and buy me a second pair, because, ... yeah, the price is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    With the government grants available, that is quite inaccurate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    I hear that the range is 3 to 5 thousand for a pair, plus fitting and testing, so 1200 doesn't sound bad.
    So $1200 is affordable if one can't afford that if a government grand means it's not more than $1200? I'm sure that makes sense to those more educated than myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stupefied View Post
    So $1200 is affordable if one can't afford that if a government grand means it's not more than $1200? I'm sure that makes sense to those more educated than myself.
    Tell ya what I'm gonna do, GENTLEMEN!! I'll get a first hand report on hearing aid costs, and get back to you with something OTHER than this BS, along with one anecdote!!
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    So our fact is BS, but your 3rd hand info will be fact. Nice rationale there buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guess Who? View Post
    So our fact is BS, but your 3rd hand info will be fact. Nice rationale there buddy.
    Oh, if you post it, it's a fact. Got it.

    And the 1200 you had to pay was likely tied to your income.

    I have a professional I can refer to.

    You got nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    And the 1200 you had to pay was likely tied to your income.

    I have a professional I can refer to.

    You got nothing.
    Ooooh you have a professional you can refer to. We believe you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Official Cat of Soonet View Post
    Ooooh you have a professional you can refer to. We believe you.
    Well duh, wouldn't you figure an old guy just might know a few people after 45 years in this town!!
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    My wife received two hearing aids about two years ago and I was billed for nothing and her batteries are free as well. Insurance works wonders. I have a primary and secondary insurers to cover off what the primary only pays part. On pension I would not be able to afford several thousand dollars out of pocket. Hell, $1200.00 out of pocket would hurt and require budgeting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    Well duh, wouldn't you figure an old guy just might know a few people after 45 years in this town!!
    Um yeah...I think everyone has a professional they can refer to. You think that makes you special is what I find funny. The fact it took you 45 years to develop a list of professionals that you can refer to is hilarious.

    PS if you ever need some teeth cleaning.... I know a guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Official Cat of Soonet View Post
    ... You think that makes you special is what I find funny. .....
    Special??

    Less of a BS artiste, at least!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Morris View Post
    Special??

    Less of a BS artiste, at least!!!
    Saying you can refer to a professional makes you an expert BS artiste.
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