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I know many shooters have hearing issues...and I hope it's Ok to ask here.

But what "brand" hearing aids do you wear and why.

I'm going to have to make that decision soon.

Thanks...Stan
 

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EARS digitals. I've used mine for 6 years without a problem. By the way, "hearing aid" I believe is not the proper nomenclature.

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Stan ,

I have been wearing hearing aids for over 40 years. For about the last 28 in both ears . Do yourself a favor and go to a ear,nose and throat specialist ( an MD ) and get a professional evaluation and recommendation from someone NOT in the business of selling aids . You won' t regret it .

I hope this helps .

Good shooting .

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I looked for a long time and went into Miracle Ear for an evaluation. Well - $6.5k was a little too much for me. Did some research and tried the MD AIR aids for $600/pair. Very happy with them. Mike
 

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Okaay...

I just made an appointment with a Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist....tomorrow at 2:00 pm.

I also called Costco.. They carry 3 brands of hearing aid...Rexton, Bernafon, and Resound.

I have heard of several other brands...but none of those.

So what "brand" hearing aids have you guys used successfully? Cost is always a factor...but not as important as quality aids. Satisfactory or good personal experience with any product is always helpful input...

Thanks again...Stan
 

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Thanks Blade, Mike and Space Gun...you must have made a post while I was working on mine..

Anyone else...

...Stan
 

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Typical shooters after 50.


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Mine are Bernafon. I went to a specialist (ear nose and throat) then to a hearing aid specialist and they recommended the bernafon behind the ear hearing aids. They told me they have the best program-ability and do the best job. I have 4 programs in mine from normal setting to back ground noise reduction (coffee shops) to a mute. Mine come with a remote control that I can change the program, raise/lower the volume and mute. I am told they can handle blue tooth and also have a module that can hook up to the tv so you hear the tv with out raising or lowering the volume. When it comes to shooting, I just leave them out and use ear plugs.
 

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There was a post a few months ago saying " All veterans" were eligible for free hearing aids from the VA regardless of income.

Has anybody done this or have any info? ~ Mich
 

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Costco carries a Kirkland brand (their own brand, made by a well know maker) I forget who. My uncle sold hearing aids and he told me that there are only a couple companies that make them for everyone. With Costco's you get up to a 4 year warr, no interest for 12 months, rechargeable batteries, remote control 5 or 6 programs (as needed) most use only one or two. BUT check them all out, get all the information you can find and buy what you feel is right for you! Hearing aids have come a long way in the past few years, the computer does all the work today. It gives the test, reads it and even programs the devices. good luck do the research and you will make the right choice. Talk to them all!
 

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mich746

Based on that thread I attempted to get hearing aids from the

V.A.,6 years service(Vietnam era but not incountry)Honorable disch.

No disability rating.Was told to go pound sand that I made too much money,

Im on s/s and a small pension.

Another broken promise from our government !!

JIM
 

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My best Friend was in the Navy, 6 years during the Vietnam era, he went to VA about 4 months ago in Cleveland Ohio and received hearing aids and eye glasses and he has a good pension and S.S., He wishes he had done it sooner. If your having trouble with them I could as if he minds posting. thanks
 

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Mine are Phonak Q70 bolero they were more money but worth it for me I farmed with a crawler tractor for 30 years and had substantial hearing loss in all ranges they are substantially better than others I tried,they are also equipped with custom ear molds and a mute button and are nearly as good as molded earplugs for observing or scoring in the mute mode,for actual shooting I still use earplugs.Jerry
 

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Stan: I've tried 5 yes five different styles\brands over the past 10 yrs, ie in the ear and behind the ear, 3 or 4 programs etc. all did just about the same thing, (for me) amplified everything and I still can't\couldn't separate speech well enough to justify the cost, wound up returning them all. I sure hope you have more\better luck than I did.

My son made up a set that work wonderfully for me but they really only work well when you are talking to one other person because that person has a small mike that they clip to their lapel. I think the reason that they work for me is they only pick up and amplify "that" persons voice. Also battery life is short about 3 hrs on AAA size. But at least I can carry on a conversation with one person, and hear\understand doctors etc. I wish you the best of luck. Ross Puls
 

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I have used ESP devices for years. They will help you hear things on the range while protecting your hearing from gunfire.

I like mine very much. After the warranty period, they will go through them, to the point of replacement, for a fixed fee. I have had mine long enough to have had them replaced.

Don't like to shoot without them, won't train without them. I did not buy the digital, am not listening to music. LOL
 

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I got my Phonak Q90 hearing aids about 2 months ago and I am very pleased. I have a profound hearing loss in both ears and the audiologist programed them to amplify only the tones that I have trouble with.
 
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