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Today in My History

2000:  Shades of Grey
2001:  Enunciation
2002:  Is This Any Way to Run a Wedding?
2003:  Deja Vu
2004:  Leap Frogging Up I-5
2005:  Girly Man
2006:  G
ive Me a Ring Sometime
2007: Ned's Life of Crime
2008: The Diagnosis
2009:
Now Yer Cookin'
2010: The Bevies, Year One
2011: Post Cousins Day Meme
2012: Sunday Stealing
2013: 192 and Counting

2014: Earth Mother
2015: Late Night Musings
2016: Today at Logos
2017:  No entry -- at Kaiser
2018: Sunday Stealing
2019: Another Day After
2020: Breathing


Books Read in 2021
 Updated 8/03
"Win" and
"Miracle Cure"
by Harlan Coben...and
"Mr. Monk Goes to
the Firehouse"
by Lee Goldberg


My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


Cast (updated 7/16)

Email
(you know how to fix it)
 


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Pińata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
Sold!


mail to Walt / mail to Bev  s

CAN I HEAR YOU?

9 September 2021

Was it Lawsuit concerts, or 30 years of transcription or both?

When I began to realize that I was losing my hearing, Char said she had just seen a talk by someone recommending Eargo hearing aids.  I didn't go shopping for hearing aids but just ordered them after talking to the guy at Eargo.  I didn't know how much other hearing aids cost, but these were $2,000.

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They are very small and fit entirely in your ear, so you can't see them.

I noticed a big difference when I first started using them, but there were things I didn't like.  It takes some getting used to the feel in my ears and I don't like that you get feedback if you try to use the telephone.  I found I started using them less and less, especially when quarantine kept me from going out of the house.  I wore them when I went to the theater.

I have almost no problem at all hearing Ned or Marta, but Walt speaks very softly and he can't seem to speak louder without yelling.  I hate it when I have to ask him to repeat something three times and then have him yell at me.

I'm finally starting to wear the hearing aids more often, but it's frustrating that they have a battery life of about  6 hours and when the battery dies, you get this clicking sound in your ear.  (The Eargo page says it's 16 hours, but the "comment" page says 6-8 hours.)

When things I don't like about these happen, it makes me upset that I never did any research.  I never tried hearing aids anywhere else so I have no idea how Eargo compares with other hearing aids.  Yesterday I went to do some comparison on the internet and every page I found said that Eargo was among the best, so I guess my $2,000 was worthwhile.

I am aware that my hearing has decreased significantly over the past year and my left ear is worse than my right ear.  There are four levels of hearing in the Eargo and when I first got these, I didn't have to use the higher levels, but I eventually had to go to the second level and now I'm using the third level.

I'm trying to make them work well by taking them out and recharging  them during my hour nap in the afternoon.

It's actually a bit easier to hear Walt, but he still speaks so softly that I have to have him repeat things, even with the hearing aids.

 

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