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erastus (19)

About me:
Woodworker, cabinet maker, hobbyist blacksmith. Wish I was a Shaker.

Member since:
Jan. 7, 2011

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Stowe, VT 05672

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Re: "I want a hearing aid"
(from mitch 8 years, 8 months ago)
A few years back, my Mom had to get hearing aids. She got a pair (not these) on the recommendation of her ear doctor and they cost her over $4,000.

They worked great, until her little 5 pound poodle found them on her nightstand one night and chewed them to bits. That was pretty traumatic for a fixed-income person who struggles monthly to make ends meet.

I have since suggested that she try this pair. Considering how much less they cost (priced at $330 for a pair) and how highly rated they are. I figure, if she can get 90% or more of the hearing for less than 1/10th of the cost, that's a good deal for her (and her dog.)

FYI, this is the product page describing them: Acoustitone PRO Hearing Aid from MDHearingAid

I'll post a follow-up once she has tried them out.

UPDATE! NOTES FROM MOM
(Direct from email, newest to oldest):


"I'm loving my hearing aids. They are about 3 times the size, but they're so light and comfortable on, it doesn't matter. The main thing is I can clearly hear much better with these.
Isn't that something? Don't tell me you always get what you pay for. We learn by our mistakes."

"Mike [family friend] is really happy with your hearing aid research. He ordered the same ones, just got them, and is really impressed. Unbelievable! We're comparing things we're hearing, that we haven't been hearing for a while. Things we take for granted."

"Loving my new hearing aids! Hearing little sounds around the house that I didn't know existed. Pretty neat! They're very comfortable too, even though they're about 3 times larger. They're very light. Definitely an upgrade, and a lot more reasonably prices. Fool me once, their fault, fool me twice, my fault (lol). So glad you did the research Mitch."

"So far, so good! We can't believe how good I can hear the TV. That is going to be so nice. Loving it!"

"Just got them. Bumpa's fitting them to me. So excited! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Will let you know how they work."

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Erastus has posted 1 Want

"I want a hearing aid" posted on Dec. 1, 2010, 7:08 p.m. [2 replies]

Erastus has posted 4 Replies

Erastus replied to mitch re: "I want the best pet vacuum - a handheld, powerful, cordless dustbuster" on March 16, 2011, 11:14 a.m.

Erastus replied to HandyAndy re: "I want a benchtop planer" on March 10, 2011, 11:40 p.m.

Erastus replied to HandyAndy re: "I want a 3HP 10-inch cabinet saw" on Feb. 7, 2011, 8:46 p.m.

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"UPDATE: I got the Acoustitone model that Mitch recommended below and I am loving them! Like Mitch's mother, I find these hearing aids to be very comfortable and excellent at improving my hearing. Can't ask for anything more than that!" submitted on "I want a hearing aid" on Sept. 24, 2012, 2:34 p.m.

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