I’ve been wearing hearing aids since the late 90’s. I started with an outside provider but switched to the VA about 2013 when I became aware that they provided hearing aids to veterans. From the time I started with the VA until Covid started up around March of last year the service at my local VA was just fantastic in regards to audiology. Once Covid hit everything really went downhill. I tried last week to get an appointment for a hearing test since I haven’t had one in 4 years. I’m also hoping to get new hearing aids since it’s been 4 years with my Oticon OPN’s. The first available appointment is in January 2022, four months away. I asked about maybe getting in to the nearest outlying clinic which is a longer drive but not too bad. The earliest available appt there is mid November so I accepted it.
Have things gotten this bad everywhere in the VA system? Just out of curiosity I stopped by my local Costco and the first available appointment there is late October. Just to be clear, my OPN’s are working well, I’m really just looking to upgrade. I do have difficulty with noisy situations and see from reading through the forum here that the More’s may be much better for me.
Are things this backed up everywhere? Thanks.