Can You Hear Me Now? Senate Bill On Hearing Aids May Make The Answer ‘Yes’

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

Last December, Deb Wiese bought hearing aids for her parents, one for each of them. She ordered them online from a big-box retailer and paid $719 for the pair. But her parents, in their 80s and retired from farming in central Minnesota, couldn’t figure out how to adjust the volume or change the batteries. They soon set them aside.

“Technology is not only unfamiliar but unwelcome” to her parents, Wiese said. “I don’t know what the answer is for people like that.” Continue reading article here…

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