My senior Dad with cognitive decline has lost his $4000 in-ear hearing aids while in his nursing home. He has many clear moments and days - and being able to hear conversations, on video and regular phone calls, and through nurses masks is much helped by hearing aids.
I inquired if Costco could sell him/me hearing aids even if he could not “come outside” for the testing/fitting. They said no - the person they are for must be present. Could I get my senior Mom (they are divorced) to go with me to “buy” the hearing aids- and I could just send them to him on the ‘inside’ - and get help prgramming them better for him by nurses there or have them send them out to me?
I have found variious Kirkland Signature hearing aids on ebay - how can I be sure of which ones I can program myself.
I know this is not ideal but to get him out of the home requires so much Covid protocol (and risk) that I don’t think it can be done.
How can I get some decent hearing aids - programmed neutrally - and send them in to him. It will be better than nothing - which he has now.
Are there basic “turn up the volume” controls on Kirkland hearing aids I find on ebay - are there any models to focus on/stay away from.
Thank you for your thoughts/advice in how to help him from afar.