I've been one week so far with hearing aids, mostly to manage the tinnitus. It's going well. I find I'm not saying "what?" as often when I'm addressed. I was at a huge social gathering last weekend and I could actually understand what people near me were saying.

They don't actually eliminate the tinnitus but they give me more to hear and focus on so that the constant hissing fades, unless I'm thinking about it (like right now).


The hearing aids are also bluetooth-enabled and I mostly have them paired with my phone. So they act as earbud replacements too, although not surprisingly, they don't boost bass as well as earbuds.

Also when I answer the phone with them, I get weird looks because unlike airpods and other wireless earbuds, you can't see the hearing aids unless you're looking very closely.

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