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    I have a Hitachi sound bar with a speech...

    I have a Hitachi sound bar with a speech enhancement option (Clear Speech) that's pretty decent. BT is, however, a bit better.
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    Sounds like you need to contact Apple for correct...

    Sounds like you need to contact Apple for correct settings.
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    Military loss> contact VA ombudsmen >> free aids....

    Military loss> contact VA ombudsmen >> free aids. Google "How to get in VA" That will help you get registered properly.
  4. If you are going to run apps in the background or...

    If you are going to run apps in the background or have ones like news operating, turn off the notifications. It is the only way to prevent "random" access into your aids.
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    Trialing aids helps but trying to find the "best...

    Trialing aids helps but trying to find the "best of the best" can be self-defeating. Wanting newest tech and waiting is the same. In the digital era improvements came fast at the start. Now the...
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    I doubt you'll be able to program them as the...

    I doubt you'll be able to program them as the software is Beltone specific and not generally available. You might want to consider used BTE aids from ebay that could be programmed.
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    I've used healhwarehouse.com for generics and...

    I've used healhwarehouse.com for generics and they're quite competitive in many cases.
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    Yes, and they are great. It is actually a large...

    Yes, and they are great. It is actually a large HA clinic in Rockford, Il. I found they went out of their way to help me with a repair that was out of warranty and they hadn't been bought there. ...
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    The alternative might be Costco at under $3k. ...

    The alternative might be Costco at under $3k. Molds there are $40/ea. Not sure if you are close to one.
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    I'm confused by the BTE being small. They are...

    I'm confused by the BTE being small. They are always the largest because they have the speaker in the unit which then sends sound through a hollow plastic tube to the ear. And they normally use...
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    I think you should discuss it with your ENT and...

    I think you should discuss it with your ENT and think about a second opinion from someplace like Mayo Clinic. Maybe consider a followup MRI.

    I've had Meniere's too. It does make hearing more...
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    Costco has a program for regular employees to bid...

    Costco has a program for regular employees to bid to be an HIS. It is a promotion type of thing for those with seniority that don't want to go the management route but deserving promotion from their...
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    I had Menier's and know what you've gone through....

    I had Menier's and know what you've gone through. I hope the attacks has lessened or ceased. With it my WR went from 80%+ to the teens. I share many of the same problem except for the car and my...
  14. Thread: Costco Batteries

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    I would agree that shorting is a no-no. ...

    I would agree that shorting is a no-no. Empirically, I have dumped them in a small case and not experienced a problem. I wonder just why the zinc would degrade in shield container? Without oxygen,...
  15. Thread: Costco Batteries

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    Ohm's law states: The sum of the voltage drop...

    Ohm's law states: The sum of the voltage drop around a closed circuit equals the applied voltage.

    The operative words are closed circuit and voltage.

    1. With the tabs on they are inert. ...
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    There is a thread around that says they are...

    There is a thread around that says they are Rayovac.

    I agree that the dispenser could be better. Pick up a pocket pill case and put them in it.
  17. Thread: Hi Pro problems

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    Missing or bad driver?

    Missing or bad driver?
  18. Thread: Q70

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    Really you aren't that bad off, Georgey. The Q70...

    Really you aren't that bad off, Georgey. The Q70 is pretty close to a "modern" aid. It has a slightly weakened noise feature but should be adequate in most situations. If they are properly adjust...
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    Well, it a lot more complicated issue than this...

    Well, it a lot more complicated issue than this guesswork. My original loss was the typical aging loss. Then I experienced Meniere's. My WR went from the 90's to the teens. I had hearing aids when...
  20. Double edged sword. 1. Remote adjustments 2....

    Double edged sword.

    1. Remote adjustments
    2. Recent statement not honoring warranty of online seller

    Be interesting to our Aussie friend. He could service the outback were clinics must be few...
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    The average user is a clinic customer where the...

    The average user is a clinic customer where the audi tells them what is "best" and it either works or they pay the 10% restocking fee and abandon hearing aids for the time being. At a later point,...
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    Um bongo is one of the 3-4 excellent fitters that...

    Um bongo is one of the 3-4 excellent fitters that offer advice here. Costco has at least 3 excellent aids that should give satisfaction. Until you try an aid for 30 or so days, you can't determine...
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    Freddy, the brands at Costco represent 4 of the...

    Freddy, the brands at Costco represent 4 of the 6 major manufacturers. Missing are Starkey and Widex.

    KS7 is from Signia -- formerly Siemens. Siemens had let the brand languish. Signia is...
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    Freddy, when people buy a particular aid, they...

    Freddy, when people buy a particular aid, they tend to promote it. It is, because they know they made the very best choice and they can't be wrong. :o Understand that every aid has its fanboys. ...
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    Siemens aids haven't been made for quite some...

    Siemens aids haven't been made for quite some time. They sold the business and the new brand is Signia.
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