I imagine there is many in here just like me, you’ve sat at a table with people all around you and you can hear them talk but can’t understand what they say. Its a terrible feeling. Especially when you can’t understand you grandkids unless ask them to speak up.
I’m 63 and for the past 10-15yrs I’ve had caption on my TV. Its not that I can’t hear words they just sound muffled. In person I can understand some people others I can’t I’ve often wondered if something is wrong with my brain understanding words and its not my hearing.
I went to Belltone once the aid they put in helped so I was thinking about getting it but no way I could spend $7,000. My income is very little($15,000/yr) so I would even hate to spend $500 on a aid that would not work/last years. I’ve read allot about people paying thousands of dollars only to have it go bad and they’re out that money, I can’t take that chance of wasting money, my hi-deductible insurance will not help I have to pay all cost.
So my question is, out of all the hundreds of aids out there is there any cheap aid that can help just a little. If I could hear half of what I’m missing it would be great. And if it fails after time I won’t be out more than a couple hundred $. Online there are some used ones selling, maybe that’s my best bet.