Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's Official.........I'm Old!!!

 Ok, just kidding on the old part, but................yesterday I finally got my hearing aids from the VA. I've known for a long time that my hearing has been going down the tubes. I've checked into hearing aids in the past, however they have been way to expensive, so poor hearing is something most of us just live with. Well, after X number of years from being retired, I went to the VA, obtained a disability rating (hearing and other issues) and found I qualified for them. Since the VA provides them free of charge, I jumped at the chance to get a set. I was very impressed with the VA as it only took a couple of months to get them.
I chose the smallest, behind the ear type they had, after the consultation, they seemed the best choice. As you can see they are not very noticeable, which is what I was hoping for. At first I really didn't notice a big difference like I was expecting, but the more I wear them, it the suttle things, sounds you don't remember ever hearing. I'm here to tell you, I didn't realize the world was such a noisy I've also began to realize how annoying all these little nosies can be. On the plus side, I don't need to have the TV turned up as loud, and the absolute best part is being able to hear my lovely wife again, what a great feeling and of course Sheryl is happy not to have to constantly repeat herself...........happy girl!
That's it for now, I'm really pleased with their performance and glad I decided to get them. Take Care everyone ad we'll see you here next time.

1 comment:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

What did you say? ;c)

Good for you getting them from the VA, glad they treated you right and took good care of you. They are not noticable at all (the hearing aids, not the VA).

I'll be wearing some of these in the future, too, I'm sure. Too many days spend in loud engine rooms with ear plugs and headphones that didn't help much. My bonnie bride claims I ignore her...