DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Hearing Aids, Hats, Oh My ....

I'm in my 60s but wear hearing aids from hearing loss caused by loud music days in the 70s (lol).  I love them.  When I am on deck and its windy, the "sound" of the wind plays havoc with them as they try to "self-adjust" to the noise.  I've tried a variety of hats and headbands, scarves etc ...  Then I discovered ear plugs.  I keep a pair in my pocket and pop them in and out as needed and it works terrifically.  MUCH easier than removing the hearing aids and more comfortable than a headband.

My audiologist said no problem, even suggested trimming the ear plug down a bit if more comfortable.  PS I always take my hearing aids in for cleaning after a cruise as the ocean air takes it toll on them.

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Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

As I get older I think hearing aids are in my future. Good info.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

They're not like the old cauliflower pieces hanging off your ear - technology is amazing - I love them and didn't realize how much my hearing had diminished until I could hear again.  Don't put it off as long as I did ...it's been life changing for me.

 

Um glasses, hearing aids and maybe even teeth too are in my future. Big Smilelol

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Now if I could get a new motor for my brain ... It's a B getting old, but look at the alternative

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Getting old is not for wimps Big Smile

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Try the moldable type of plugs that swimmers wear.   You can cut them in half to make them thinner so they don't block out conversational noise.  They are available in any pharmacy.

ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

 

Glasses were in future 20 years ago and hearing aids, well 4 months ago, the Phonak v90 aids are in my present ears. 

 

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

No hearing aids for me.... I really don't want to hear some of the crap I'm have to listen to.

But then, I guess you can always turn them off.

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I do not need a new motor ... but sometimes I do need a new filter ... the other one is in the gutter ...lol

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Luckily  I do not need hearing aids yet but perhaps my husband does.  I like the idea of ear plugs though.  Music around the pool is Too loud - great idea!  Getting old sucks! 

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