70 y.o. male; retired; hearing/understanding difficulty for several years until discovering that my local VA Audiology Clinic would provide HA’s at completely no charge! Since then, I have been enjoying social situations a bit more (just a tad) and can now watch TV comfortably. Most notable, is the Widex Com-Dex interface which allows me to use my smartphone with the HA’s, allowing me to hear phone conversations much clearer. Wish I had taken this step many years ago.