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    FWIIW: I have been wearing Starkey Halo's for...

    FWIIW: I have been wearing Starkey Halo's for over 3 years and am pleased with them. No repairs and the only "failure" was the little mono filament whisker thingie came off one of them. Didn't bother...
  2. My Halo's (not the Halo 2) connect via Blue Tooth...

    My Halo's (not the Halo 2) connect via Blue Tooth (BLE). There are 2 ways to "talk" to the aids. A quick triple click that allows me to adjust volume and pick a program. Trulink app that also allows...
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    I went to change batteries one night and got...

    I went to change batteries one night and got distracted. I left them on the table overnight before putting them in my HA's. That was in Dec, 2014 and they are still going strong.
  4. On my Halo 1's: Open both battery doors. On the...

    On my Halo 1's:
    Open both battery doors.
    On the iPhone:
    Settings/General/Accessibility/Hearing Devices
    Close the battery doors. You should get a R and L,
    click on the ">" on that line.
    You...
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    May be a while: "That, at least, represents...

    May be a while:

    "That, at least, represents the future envisioned by supporters of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, which would give the Food and Drug Administration three years to...
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    As Seb said, Doc is the expert. My experience: ...

    As Seb said, Doc is the expert.
    My experience:
    First, you have to sign up for VA health benefits, your Veterans Support Organization is a good way to get that done. I applied, on line, myself (I...
  7. I think the advantages are minimal in that...

    I think the advantages are minimal in that regard. I can set a location to a customized setting, volume and tone. So, when I get home, it knows it and picks the program via GPS location. You can have...
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    I have had Starkey Halo's for 3 years. Never had...

    I have had Starkey Halo's for 3 years. Never had a repair. I walk a lot and sweat a lot in the summer, no problems with that. The little whisker thing (fishing line) that is supposed to lock them in...
  9. Thread: Costco Batteries

    by louyo
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    +1 for Power Ones. :cool:

    +1 for Power Ones. :cool:
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    My AuD was open to my choices but I am sure she...

    My AuD was open to my choices but I am sure she would not have let me select something that was wrong for me. She is the type person who would have talked me out of it, not just refused. She was very...
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    Better yet (if you are in the USA), apply to be...

    Better yet (if you are in the USA), apply to be an Honor Flight Guardian.
    https://www.honorflight.org/guardian-application/

    Here, they are still taking WWII vets. I have never been to the VA but...
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    +1 Couldn't agree more.

    +1
    Couldn't agree more.
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    "Overall, my point is that "experts" disagree on...

    "Overall, my point is that "experts" disagree on whether higher bit depths than 16 are necessary and/or useful, and we shall see how it plays out!"

    When the output goes to a 1/8" diameter speaker,...
  14. Thread: V A benefits

    by louyo
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    They have to establish that the loss is service...

    They have to establish that the loss is service related, as far as I know.
    The worst thing they can say is no.
  15. Thread: V A benefits

    by louyo
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    Yes, I have HA's via the VA. I went direct but...

    Yes, I have HA's via the VA. I went direct but DocJake's good advice is to go through the Veterans Support organization nearest him. I did not know about that and did it by myself.
    Your friend will...
  16. But, “People all over the internet have been...

    But, “People all over the internet have been talking about the new Wonder Hearing Aid.”

    Must be true if it is all over the Internet :cool:
  17. Thread: Civility

    by louyo
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    The VA clinic here has walk-in Audiologist...

    The VA clinic here has walk-in Audiologist support Mon-Wed-Fri. No appointment needed, not a hospital. Can't find better support anywhere.
  18. Best not to feed trolls.

    Best not to feed trolls.
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    I have used my HA's with an iPhone (5 and 6) for...

    I have used my HA's with an iPhone (5 and 6) for about 2.5 years. Makes a huge difference on phone calls, especially in noisy places. People look at me a little funny when they see me talking into...
  20. Thread: Civility

    by louyo
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    >>Shocked I tell you. Good advice: "Do not...

    >>Shocked I tell you.

    Good advice:
    "Do not believe every quote you see on the Internet"
    Winston Churchill 1944.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    >>Just to add some perspective to others' VA...

    >>Just to add some perspective to others' VA experiences

    +1
  22. My audi was fairly new and had never fitted the...

    My audi was fairly new and had never fitted the model aids that I got. BUT, she was very willing to fit them, very intent on doing it properly and making it the best for me. She too was salaried....
  23. Different aids, but on my iPhone: Settings,...

    Different aids, but on my iPhone:
    Settings, General, Accessibility, Hearing Aids, Audio Routing
    There are settings for Call and Media. Automatic/always/Never.

    Lou
  24. Thread: Honest answer

    by louyo
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    ---------------------I doubt that you will get...

    ---------------------I doubt that you will get dishonest answers here, maybe bad ones. :)Effect it in what way? I guess that it could decrease your hearing if you turn them up too loud. HA's do not...
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    I have no experience with, or knowledge of them...

    I have no experience with, or knowledge of them but I think I would be a little careful.They show: Siemens Lotus 12SP: Regular price $1575.98, Special Price $198.78Quick search on ebay shows...
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