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Jamie

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I got my hearing aids yesterday. It takes a while to get them adjusted properly. weeks of trial and error with Audiologist, and it will definitely take me a while to get used to them. When I first put them in yesterday the Audiologist had them adjusted to what would be normal hearing. Holy fuck, it was loud. hard to believe how bad my hearing really is. They are adjusted down now until I get used to it then the corrections needed will be adjusted up incrementally until I'm at the "normal" level. The ringing is unaffected as of now, but hopefully that improves over time. Ain't no deers ever gonna sneak up on me again. ;)
 

"J"

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I got my hearing aids yesterday. It takes a while to get them adjusted properly. weeks of trial and error with Audiologist, and it will definitely take me a while to get used to them. When I first put them in yesterday the Audiologist had them adjusted to what would be normal hearing. Holy fuck, it was loud. hard to believe how bad my hearing really is. They are adjusted down now until I get used to it then the corrections needed will be adjusted up incrementally until I'm at the "normal" level. The ringing is unaffected as of now, but hopefully that improves over time. Ain't no deers ever gonna sneak up on me again. ;)
Nice, glad too see they’re helping…. I need too quit procrastinating and move on this…. Not looking forward too the whole process….
 

giles

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Like most processes. It sucks at the time but when it's over, it doesn't seem that bad. Make the call today...
 

brock ratcliff

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I can tell you reading this thread while laying in bed listening to the deafening ring in my left ear last night did not help me fall asleep. Thankful it’s only my left ear at this point.
 

brock ratcliff

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A guy was in the shop today. While sitting with the liars club he mentioned he had just come from seeing an acupuncturist. She treated him for tinnitus... he said right now he had no ringing. She did tell him if it was caused by Covid or a number of other things she would not be able to help. Apparently his is caused by something else.
 

Stressless

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I never realized how bad I have it until I started reading this thread. I think maybe I was just used to it. Kind of like living close to a train track. After a while you don’t even notice them going by. Hopefully it doesn’t get worse.
Understandable, but 'hope' is a poor strategy- pls get yourself checked and go from there with the professionals help?

I've got the hearing aids, sleep aid noise makers, etc. It still sux x 10 but better than not hearing the bird calls, my wife, and hopefully my grand kids laffs...
 

RedCloud

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Ringing is horrible right now. I have a window fan in and I'm sitting maybe 7' away. My right ear must be picking up the frequency from the fan and causing my ear to ring the loudest I have ever had it ring excluding shooting handguns without hearing protection when I was young and dumb. Sinuses have been a mess since this afternoon too
 

GoetsTalon

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Not healthy for sure. I'm sure it has something to do with me not sleeping very good. The acupuncture thing has me interested. I'll tell you what. The human body is a fucked up design from the beginning lol. We could have threads for everything from knees to ankles, shoulders fucked up backs with sciatica down both legs. We could just call it the Golden years thread lol.
 

giles

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Not healthy for sure. I'm sure it has something to do with me not sleeping very good. The acupuncture thing has me interested. I'll tell you what. The human body is a fucked up design from the beginning lol. We could have threads for everything from knees to ankles, shoulders fucked up backs with sciatica down both legs. We could just call it the Golden years thread lol.
It's called "the garden thread"🤭
 
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Sgt Fury

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Sorry for the long post but a lot of stuff has happened since last posting here. Well I got tested last Tuesday for my hearing. The lady was very nice and told me I have a hearing loss within a certain range and also have trouble hearing words that sound alike and probably hearing kids as they tend to string their words together. BINGO I said! She then informed me that this wasn’t a exam for my hearing aids…this was an exam for compensation! I told her I’ve been trying to get an exam for hearing aids for months and thought this was it. She was very helpful and told me about a veterans clinic that just opened that wasn’t too far from my home. She told me to go there and register for medical, then when I get notification of being approved, I can then set up a exam for my hearing aids. Went there today and registered. People there were very helpful and told me that I’d be notified within 7-10 days, then I can come back and set up my appointment for my hearing aid exam. Seems like you get a lot more done when doing it in person instead of over the phone.
Then I get a call today about going to get my exam for my shoulder (I shattered my clavicle and the doctor never set it…it healed wrong and pops when I move a certain way). They wanted to send me to Baltimore. I told them I wanted something in Jersey. She then started that bullshit about they can schedule me anywhere within 100 miles of my home. I then told her I had filed a complaint with Whitehouse VA hotline (thanks @Stressless ) and that they were supposed to find something closer to my home like they did for my hearing exam. She then said she had to contact a supervisor and would get back to me. This isn’t my first rodeo with these people so I expect them to simply return the exam request back to the VA for refusal to go where they wanted to send me. I will then have to file another complaint, then someone will contact me and schedule something here in NJ. It sucks but at least now I know their procedure. It seems the people working the phones don’t really do their jobs right and create lots of aggravation for the vets. Their communication sucks too….here I thought that after fighting to get an appointment for my hearing aids since February that Tuesday was it, but it wasn’t….it was for compensation. The lady there steered me in the right direction. After knowing where to go and what to ask for, it took less than a day! Why couldn’t one of those assholes I talked to on the phone over the past 4 months have helped me? I unexpectedly recieved a check in the mail today from the VA for $30.71 for gas/travel expenses to the doctors office. I expect to get notified by mid week next week then will set up my hearing aids exam. Then just need to get my shoulder exam scheduled and I can put all of this aggravation behind me.