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    You get buggered when you are old ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    You get buggered when you are old ?


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    Yeah, older sphincters are more relaxed making it easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Yeah, older sphincters are more relaxed making it easier

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    Never trust a fart when you're over 40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    IIRC mine were around £1,600 - £1,700. They're from the SpecSavers Advance range, CIC (completely in canal), and at the time were one down from the most expensive ones. In reality, SpecSavers don't make them; they're made by Widex.

    One tip is to get an NHS checkup too, as although it takes months before you'll actually be tested, it's free. Don't tell them about the fancy ones you've got privately, and they'll give you a pair of NHS ones (which will be programmed to suit your actual hearing profile, just like the fancy ones). Then you have the NHS ones in reserve just in case the fancy ones need to go in to be repaired or something
    Good idea about the nhs ones....

    Yeh I saw specsavers did about 5-6 different "ranges". Did wonder what the difference was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Never trust a fart when you're over 40.
    Made me think of the weight loss stuff I had off the GP a good few years ago.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Good idea about the nhs ones....

    Yeh I saw specsavers did about 5-6 different "ranges". Did wonder what the difference was?
    Lots. They all make things a bit louder. Most will allow which frequencies are made louder, so you fill in the gaps in the hearing curve (like mine, where I lose high frequency sounds while not having lost any hearing volume). Some add Bluetooth (useful, since apart from the app to control them you can also use them as earbuds for your phone and car). Some add noise cancellation (a feature I should have paid for in hindsight). Size is also a factor in cost - in ear more expensive than the rest

    I went for the mid-range Phonak behind the ear pair for around £1600.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    I did ask the audiologist how long the batteries lasted. "That rather depends how much you listen" she replied.... At work, wearing them roughly 14 hours a day, they would last 3-4 days roughly, or about a week of more casual use.
    So the batteries last 10 times longer in mens hearing aids than womens apparently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    Lots. They all make things a bit louder. Most will allow which frequencies are made louder, so you fill in the gaps in the hearing curve (like mine, where I lose high frequency sounds while not having lost any hearing volume). Some add Bluetooth (useful, since apart from the app to control them you can also use them as earbuds for your phone and car). Some add noise cancellation (a feature I should have paid for in hindsight). Size is also a factor in cost - in ear more expensive than the rest

    I went for the mid-range Phonak behind the ear pair for around £1600.
    well complicated it seems
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    well complicated it seems
    Not really. The audiologist should be able to draw a graph of your hearing against the perfect result, and so show what bits you are missing. Simply making things louder doesn't work, you have to get your graph as close as you can to the ideal. So you want something that can program out those gpas by amplifying the missing frequency ranges.

    Bluetooth is bloody useful.

    Battery as opposed to rechargeable.

    I went with the Phonak Audeo Marvel M70 pair. YMMV...
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