You get old and then go deaf and blind, I was once told. Well, my eyes are still pretty good, but the old ears aren't what they used to be. So like most men (and a lot of women too), I was shamed by my wife to go see Dr. Strickland. After the usual, "I don't think I need any" routine, she said let's let the testing equipment tell us what is good or bad.
Well, an early life of no hearing protection when shooting and using explosives had taken a toll. So hearing aids seemed a good bet. the wife even thought she should be tested too.
Dr. S. showed us our hearing test results and suggested we try some aids that looked like good fits for each of us in terms of style and hearing augmentation, based on our tests. We tried the Phonak brand which probably make and sell over 20-30% of hearing aids sold in this country. We tried the higher end models (Phonak Audeo 90, rechargeable) which had some of the latest technology in premium technology. This makes it an excellent choice for individuals with active lifestyles, who need hearing aids that can deliver the most exceptional sound quality in any listening environment . She let us wear some Demo models for over 2 months. No high pressure, just try them and see if they sell themselves for your ears. Yes they are expensive, but you get what you pay for.
We bought pairs for both of us. On a visit to relatives, they gave us compliments on our dispositions and conversations. Heck, we could hear things clearly again. They have come so comfortable that we often forget they are in our ears and luckily they are water proof as we have worn them into the showers by accident. Our cell phones are streamed right to our hearing aids and so is the TV. Pretty nifty.
Dr. Strickland knows her stuff and for an honest appraisal we would recommend her. No hesitations. She will let you sell yourself and no pressure. Great service too.