Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! WHAT???

After more than a year of being half deaf in my right ear, I broke down and did something that makes me feel really old!
Cute little bag, right?  Wonder what's in the cute little bag?

I'll give you a couple of hints...it's smaller than a breadbox, it costs a lot of money and most likely, no one will ever know I have it.
Cute isn't it?  My very own, personal hearing aid.  UGH!  It's a little larger than the smallest ones available because I wanted a volume control.  The funny wire on the left is a kind of anchor that helps keep it in my ear.

I've been wearing it for several days and it's okay.  It reduces my hearing loss by about half.  I think I hear better, sometimes it's hard to tell.  It definitely increases background noises, especially road noise.  Some days it's very comfortable and other days it makes my ear hurt and I can't wait to take it out.

It's guaranteed for two years and hopefully will last at least five.  I was surprised to learn that the battery only lasts a week, so that adds about $40 a year to my budget.  

Bill says I don't talk as loud now ;o)

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