I was here in 2009 when I found out I had mild to moderate hi frequency hearing loss in both ears. I knew zilch about hearing aids except for the fact I knew I could not afford them. So for for the next 5+ yrs I have gone without. My hearing has gotten a bit worse since then, I just had a hearing test recently.
A few weeks back I was sitting in a waiting room and looking at a National Geographic and found an ad about these less expensive Personal Sound Amplifiers. When I posted here no one even mentioned that option. I had no idea these existed. If I had known about these back in 2009 I would have tried some of these. Plus I would have had an option where as there was no real option I could utilize in my price range. I think this forum should be a place to find out more options with better price points. Yes they may not be super great but at least I could hear better and could have begun figuring out what works for me inexpensively. I strongly urge this forum to consider adding a PAS type of category to at least let folks know about this.
With that said, I am now hot on the trail of these PSAs and SoundWorld is catching my eye. They sell PSAs and a specific hearing aid for 299.00 each or 479.00 for a pair!!! It has bluetooth too and they have an app for smart phones and computers to adjust the aids. It doesn’t have beeps but actually tells you volume up or down etc. Also they are rechargeable and have an 18 hour battery life. At night you just plug them in. Has anyone used them?
I would love to hear from those of you who have good feedback on these types of inexpensive hearing aids or PSAs. I want to buy a set this year and want to make sure I ferret this out as much as possible since I won’t be able to replace them so quickly.