Dad's New Hearing Aids

As most people know, my dad (Jeff Truesdale) is legally deaf. He began losing his hearing while in the Army in the 70s due to the lack of availablity of ear protection while running printing presses. My dad's hearing has deteriorated over the years to the point where he is unable to hear at all without his hearing aids.

Dad has attempted, over the last 3 years, to get assistance from the VA, but they have denied his claim.
At present, his hearing aids are doing a poor job to help him in hearing. Dad has quietly and patiently accepted the loss of hearing. I do not remember hearing him complain once over the years. He only made jokes, as he does about everything. He told my mom recently that his ears don't work anymore. They're just hearing aid holders. ;-)

He has developed the ability to read lips and asks people to repeat themselves.

Dad also has speech to text on his work phone, which is free available from Caption Call
...he is also a HUGE texter.

Dad is now on the hunt for a better hearing aid. And hey, he won't be the only one to benefit from this. You will too! That is, if you interact with him.

Dad will be applying for a Care Credit card to make the inital purchase. Anything you can give would allow my parents to pay off the card within the 18 month interest-free period.

My Dad's hearing aids are obsolete, he's had this pair (made my Phonak) for five years. The time has come to replace them. They're very expensive - the out of pocket $8,100 expense is huge making it nearly impossible to purchase (even with 18 month no interest credit terms) .

Hearing aid technology is advancing at an amazing rate. The new hearing aids he's looking at are made by NuEar which is a Starkey Company. They come with a lifetime of free office visits to his audiologist - A&A Hearing in Montgomery Village. They come with a lifetime supply of hearing aid batteries, 3 year repair and loss warranty. My dad says these are the Bomb Diggity! He also has 30 days to test them in every environment. Dad is looking forward to hearing in church, restaurants, prayer meetings and group settings where it now impossible to hear with so much cross-talk.

They feature:

Advanced noise reduction technology and precise directional microphones work together to help make speech easier to hear in today’s complex listening environments. SurfLink accessories offer a direct wireless connection between your phone – or any other Bluetooth® device – streaming directly his hearing aids. Wow!

NuEar’s best-in-class feedback cancellation system provides feedback-free, comfortable listening all day long.
To navigate listening environments with high wireless traffic, the 900sync™ Technology provides a
powerful solution. It delivers high bit-rate streaming, allowing for ear-to-ear phone streaming and wireless capabilities.

Sound comfort technology designed to provide distortion-free listening comfort for loud sounds while ensuring ultimate clarity for soft sounds. Listening to music again will be a dream come true. Advanced noise reduction
technology and precise directional microphones work together to help make speech easier to hear in today’s
complex listening environments. Streaming TV, music and more to his hearing aids. The remote offers carefree hands-free connectivity and control with no worn device.

SurfLink Mobile 2 is a hands-free cell phone transmitter, assistive listening device, media streamer, and hearing aid remote all rolled into one. It's everything he'll need to talk on the phone, enjoy TV, music and so much more. He'll get clear and consistent wireless streaming any time, anywhere.

The lightweight SurfLink Remote Microphone is worn by a conversation partner to aid in one-on-one conversations in difficult listening environments.

Hearing loss isn’t just an ear issue, it’s a quality of life and health issue.

Thank you for reading and for considering to give.

Suzanne Meredith
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Suzanne Meredith 
Montgomery Village, MD
Jeff Truesdale 
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