Turns out I don't need hearing aids after all. As a matter of fact I PASSED the hearing test with much better grades than I had in High School (not that hard to believe!)
Joan's hearing test, on the other hand, did not fare as well. Her first test was at the Mayo Clinic. They suggested purchasing hearing aids at Costco (the audiologist previously worked at a Costco hearing center). Joan had her hearing checked (again) at Costco. The test results matched her Mayo graphs. We decided to purchase the Costco brand ($1595 for the pair of hearing aids).
When her hearing aids arrived they were programmed using the hearing tests. The program filled in those areas where Joan's hearing was deficient. She can now hear perfectly. No problems with background noise or other common issues. She can't express how happy she is. "SHE CAN HEAR"! HOWEVER, she can now hear everything I say . . . didn't say it was all UPSIDE.
The aids are light and compact. I can tell you YOU CAN'T SEE THEM. Even if you know Joan is wearing them! Both Joan and I would recommend that if you need hearing aids GET THEM! Joan started this process dead set against wearing hearing aids but now is a great proponent. We couldn't be happier!
Updates on our Summer Rally next week!
Turntable - 50's . . . The flipSide - Marty Robbins . . . The Club Pub . . . Market panic is a virus we can contain!
That's a wrap!
Till Next week / be safe &
I'll see you on the Turntable!