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  1. Well, all the talk is about phones but it...

    Well, all the talk is about phones but it will/should offer direct connectivity to a lot of other devices -- tablet, pc, tv.
  2. Selecting a level is often more emotion than...

    Selecting a level is often more emotion than fact. Entry level aids will work well for many. Those with more loss should consider intermediate level -- close in results to premium for noise. If...
  3. Well, our losses are similar but that means...

    Well, our losses are similar but that means little.

    The Resound would be one to trial. It was among the first to provide direct iphone connection. It Phone Clip works well for Android.
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  4. It is looking like the BT 5 standard is more...

    It is looking like the BT 5 standard is more backward compatible than one could have guessed. This appear to be the Phonak's PR release on steroids. Looks like everybody's next aid will do this. ...
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    Keep an eye on your Word Recognition scores. It...

    Keep an eye on your Word Recognition scores. It can tell you as much as the audiogram. Look at your bone conduction numbers on the audiogram. If they are staying up, you would be a candidate for...
  6. Funny...barely. I use a garbage bag. It...

    Funny...barely.

    I use a garbage bag. It easily holds the phone, pencils and your posts.
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    You need to be a member to purchase aids. But...

    You need to be a member to purchase aids. But you can let that lapse and still get service.
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    You might also check with the state's employment...

    You might also check with the state's employment commission. Many will provide support getting aids to keep people in the workforce.

    Many of us here share the "ouch" about cost.
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    If you buy the Kirkland's on ebay, you're...

    If you buy the Kirkland's on ebay, you're screwed. The setup software is limited to Costco. If you find a pair, they must be transferred to you by the owner in person at Costco. You can then buy a...
  10. Well, I do have a Phone Clip but I haven't used...

    Well, I do have a Phone Clip but I haven't used it in months. I got it when I had an Android phone. I tried it with the TV and my sound bar (with a feature called Clear Speech) give the same...
  11. Well, I'm not an Apple fanboy. But they have the...

    Well, I'm not an Apple fanboy. But they have the phone that works with aids. There is a simple, low-tech way to use it hands-free. It is called a shirt pocket. I suppose one could attach a...
  12. Well there are more ways than having your...

    Well there are more ways than having your necklace to get hands free. My car does it fine. Lifestyle may also minimize the impact. It is certainly something you are right to point out. Then, he...
  13. As far as I know, the buttons act on both units. ...

    As far as I know, the buttons act on both units. Are you trying to turn off or do you want to just mute one aid? Phone apps can mute a single aid.
  14. Typo or mental gas...take your pick. :)

    Typo or mental gas...take your pick. :)
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    The alternative is to go with a rechargeable...

    The alternative is to go with a rechargeable battery setup. That available with the Siemens/Signa brand.
  16. If you have a favorite option, it will use data...

    If you have a favorite option, it will use data to display a small map. If you are concerned about data loss, it can happen with any app. You can go to setting to disable data. Then there will be...
  17. I would suggest try the Cala first. It will...

    I would suggest try the Cala first. It will connect directly to your iPhone. As to accessories, the TV unit will also transmit directly to you aids. The mic option is good for students, seminars,...
  18. It wouldn't use your data because it has no...

    It wouldn't use your data because it has no connection to it. The TV is broadcasting locally. If you walk out of its range, you are just losing a local connection. You can verify this by turning...
  19. It sounds like you have an iPhone and don't need...

    It sounds like you have an iPhone and don't need the Phone Clip -- so that wouldn't be a good swap. But it is a solid device for Android and a BT transmitter attached to the TV.

    If the family...
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    In the simplest term, I'd guess adjusting your...

    In the simplest term, I'd guess adjusting your aids to your audiogram. :)
  21. With Jake's info, I think your best bet would be...

    With Jake's info, I think your best bet would be to get a referral to them from your family doctor. Going the other way might tie their hands for making recommendation of a preferred ENT.
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    That's a bit of a problem. If it were your...

    That's a bit of a problem. If it were your phone, the solution is pretty simple. You would either turn off the notifications from an app or set it to buzz. She might be able to change the ones she...
  23. Costco provides all at no charge. The KS7...

    Costco provides all at no charge. The KS7 doesn't need a remote to have its setting changed. They have an app for iPhone and Android. I trialed the earlier version (Trax42) and it worked well. ...
  24. Well I looked for "review ent doctor in dallas" ...

    Well I looked for "review ent doctor in dallas"

    The one that looked best is: https://www.healthgrades.com/otolaryngology-directory/tx-texas/dallas

    I didn't read the reviews but there are quite...
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    With your WRS, I think you'll find you'll do...

    With your WRS, I think you'll find you'll do well. The brain for many adjust. It just takes a bit of time. I have much worse scores and get by. I just ask for repeats more than the average loss. ...
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