Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Hearing Aids At Last!

Good evening everybody! It's so good to be here tonight. Last summer I had requested for new hearing aids from Beltone. They worked terrible, so I had them returned. Later my regular audiologist ordered a new pair of Phonak hearing aids for me. I had no idea how that would turn out due to my bad experience with the Beltone hearing aids. Believe me, I will never go back to Beltone, their hearing aids were awful. When I went to see my audiologist, he tested these new hearing aids on a machine hooked up to a computer. We had to pick out the level of the sound that I was comfortable with. Then he made new ear molds. This is what they looked like.

A few weeks later, I received a check given to me by my Empire Plan Insurance company. Happily I paid my audiologist the 3,000 dollars from my insurance company. That covered my hearing aids and my new ear molds, plus the batteries. So I didn't have to pay a dime. You could say I got them free. Boy I was lucky. Then I tried them on and they were very comfortable with the ear molds. I was very happy. These are much better than my old ones. I was hearing some sounds I never heard before in my entire life! So that is amazing. These are really good hearing aids.


  1. Brilliant news Susana. It must be wonderful to experience hearing all those new noises now and be able to clearly hear what others are saying to you. Good thing you got that cheque in time because those hearing aids were really expensive too.

  2. Yes, I am very grateful for my insurance. If it wasn't for that, i would not been able to afford buying them. One sound I have never heard before was the sounds of a hearing aid whistling. I had my old hearing aids packed away in my purse. I did not know I left it on, and it was whistling very loud. At first the sound scared me because I had no idea what it was. Then once I discovered what it was, I was relieved. It was just amazing to hear something I have never heard before in my whole life. These hearing aids work very well. Better than the old ones.


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