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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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
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.