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flying_wahini

(7,116 posts)
Sat May 18, 2024, 03:21 PM May 18

I guess I need to go get my hearing checked. I was told by an acquaintance that he gets hearing aids

From Costco. My question is this, should I go to a “real” ear Dr. or are the hearing specialist techs at Costco good enough? I have Medicare too.

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I guess I need to go get my hearing checked. I was told by an acquaintance that he gets hearing aids (Original Post) flying_wahini May 18 OP
My late mother had a very thorough evaluation there. 3catwoman3 May 18 #1
I've had Costco recommended to me for hearing aids too. mahatmakanejeeves May 18 #2
Costco techs are excellent leftieNanner May 18 #3
I've been getting my hearing aids from Costco GP6971 May 18 #4
My doctor (been my GP for 25 years) told me to go to Costco for hearing test. 70sEraVet May 18 #5
If you have 20% or more disability, then hearing aids are free from VA and Wonder Why May 18 #8
My uncle went the V.A. route. They didn't help him much. 3Hotdogs May 18 #9
Thanks for that info! I'm a 20 percenter! 70sEraVet May 18 #10
I don't need hearing aids (yet), but a friend has used Costco for years and likes them. Lonestarblue May 18 #6
1+ keithbvadu2 May 18 #7
Thanks for the help, Costco comes up a lot, it seems. flying_wahini May 18 #11

leftieNanner

(15,351 posts)
3. Costco techs are excellent
Sat May 18, 2024, 03:33 PM
May 18

They also have more affordable hearing aids. I ordered Lexie brand from Costco online. Around a $1,000 delivered. I like them. Lexie uses Bose sound.

Edit to add: they are rechargeable and can be linked to your iPhone.

GP6971

(31,696 posts)
4. I've been getting my hearing aids from Costco
Sat May 18, 2024, 03:34 PM
May 18

for 20 years. Very reliable and competitive pricing. I don't think you can go wrong with them.
























70sEraVet

(3,725 posts)
5. My doctor (been my GP for 25 years) told me to go to Costco for hearing test.
Sat May 18, 2024, 03:36 PM
May 18

But I'm a vet, so I had a test done by their people.

Wonder Why

(3,797 posts)
8. If you have 20% or more disability, then hearing aids are free from VA and
Sat May 18, 2024, 03:55 PM
May 18

your disability doesn't have to be related to your hearing problems. Back in '03, I didn't know that and bought good aids. The same year I put in for the VA and said I had a service connected issue and they gave me 20%. My first meeting with my VA doctor went well and at the end he asked if I had any other issues. I told him I had just bought hearing aids and he said that with 20% they were free. Since then, I've used VA aids and hearing tests.

3Hotdogs

(12,809 posts)
9. My uncle went the V.A. route. They didn't help him much.
Sat May 18, 2024, 05:21 PM
May 18

(Caveat) Some people have hearing difficulty that cannot be corrected by aids. My MD ent told me mine was such. I went to Costco and when through the routine. She told me the Costco aids wouldn't help. I tried three of them. She and the M.D. were right.

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