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I'm brand new to hearing aids and have a couple of questions, for those of you who, (I assume there are some users in this forum) have experience with them and woodworking.

1. How do you typically deal with them in the shop? I've been taking them out on my way but then I thought I could use a "muff" type over them?

2. I travel some wanted to know what you use to pack all the items for a trip (extra batteries, domes, wax traps, stay-dri container. All I got from the audiologist was a cardboard box - $3500 + and they come in recycled cardboard - seriously?

3. What battery do you think is the best value?

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Thankfully, Berry, I do not use hearing aid at the moment, although 'her indoors' says that sometimes I can be as deaf as a post.

My thought would be that you leave them in while in the shop and use ear muffs so that you retain the same hearing level as a person without aids.

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I wear aids as well. I don't wear them in the shop first because of the dust contamination, and second there isn't much I want to hear anyway. I don't wear them all the time at home either since my hearing loss, for now, is only high end so normal conversation is not a problem.

I think I have too big an investment to chance bunging them up in the shop. As for travel, I take batteries and the case and forgo major cleaning for the few days I am gone. Hope that helps.
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I'm brand new to hearing aids and have a couple of questions, for those of you who, (I assume there are some users in this forum) have experience with them and woodworking.

1. How do you typically deal with them in the shop? I've been taking them out on my way but then I thought I could use a "muff" type over them?

2. I travel some wanted to know what you use to pack all the items for a trip (extra batteries, domes, wax traps, stay-dri container. All I got from the audiologist was a cardboard box - $3500 + and they come in recycled cardboard - seriously?

3. What battery do you think is the best value?

Thanks for reading. If you are uncomfortable replying to these queries in our forum a PM is okay.
I don't wear hearing aids, Berry, but my mom did, and she used a variety of things.
She had a box from Beltone she kept them in, and when it came to traveling, she
had a travel pouch she used for when she went out of town for long term with her
extra batteries, and her tools to clean them with. She kept one of those "jewelry-
type" boxes (like those you get at Meijer when you buy one of those cheaper pieces of
jewelry) in the living room next to her chair for when she took them out, and kept
the main box next to her bed for when she took them out for the night. I would look
for a leather-style case that you can keep in your pocket. I would look at places that
sell hearing aids and accessories. Either that, or do a google search for hearing aid
accessories in your area.

Batteries she ordered from Beltone. I don't remember the plan she was on, or how
she got them, but she said there really wasn't a "good battery" "bad battery" that
they all kinda lasted the same. It all depends on how high and how much you use
them.

As for shop use, I would look into a set of headphones/hearing protectors that you
can wear over your hearing aides, but fair warning: phones, hearing gear, etc. can
cause your hearing aides to squeal.

I hope this helps.

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I do not wear hearing aids but when in shop I ware my ear muffs made for hunting and shooting. They block loud noises but ampfli noises like people talking at normal level. Thought about waring about the house, if wife shouts at me it will cut it out. Got mine at Bass pro shop for less than $30.00 several years ago. Battery last a long time.
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I wear two aids all the time and I cover with good quality muff protection when I operate noisy tools. To travel I would use a hard shell glasses case to hold batteries and stuff, as for batteries I use mallory 312 they last about a week at 16 hours a day.
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Berry, I wear HA's. I have the CIC type (completely in the canal). Like rweerstra I don't wear them in the shop for the same reasons that he mentioned, I dont really need them there and I don't want to get them dirty. CIC's are costly and mine were $6,800 so I really don't want to get them messed up in the shop. I also only have high end loss so I use them mainly for work at meetings when I have to hear women or "soft talkers." I get my batteries for free from the audiologist and they give me Siemens batteries which are made in Germany. I get not quite 4 very full days out of the batteries. Lastly, I use hearing protectors while running all machines, particularly the shop-vac because of the high whining noise. Good luck.
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I'm brand new to hearing aids and have a couple of questions, for those of you who, (I assume there are some users in this forum) have experience with them and woodworking.

1. How do you typically deal with them in the shop? I've been taking them out on my way but then I thought I could use a "muff" type over them?

2. I travel some wanted to know what you use to pack all the items for a trip (extra batteries, domes, wax traps, stay-dri container. All I got from the audiologist was a cardboard box - $3500 + and they come in recycled cardboard - seriously?

3. What battery do you think is the best value?

Thanks for reading. If you are uncomfortable replying to these queries in our forum a PM is okay.
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I don't wear mine in the shop. Bought them at Costco. Very good quality, guarantee and service. Came with a hard plastic case for travel and 8 batteries. Also buy my batteries there. Batteries last approx iweek. They came with a remote which I don't bother to use.
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I also wear hearing aids, but never in a high noise environment e.g. woodworking, grass cutting. I do wear ear protection in all high noise areas to protect what hearing I have.

My aid came with a small plastic case and batteries last about 5-7 days. I always store them in the case to act as a dust shield for the most part and clean regularly.
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