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My husband for years insisted on buying so called hearing aids online. They never worked well or lasted. Finally I got him into Costco and he got a pair that actually fit him and worked (also got them hooked up to the TV). He is now showing enough signs of dementia to be diagnosed with it. He has problems with his HAs now but we can't tell if it his aids or the dementia. He has problems with anything mechanical (remotes, computers, phone, appliances, etc.)
Now he is back to wanting to order more HAs online. With his condition (and moderate to severe hearing loss) I know they won't work for him.
I also discovered the returning - regardless of what was promised - did not always work and I had to fight the charges through the credit card company. So save all correspondence. Get their return policy in writing to you. Keep records of dates ordered, received, returned etc.
Also Bill ran into a lot of scams re HAs - kept me very busy rescuing us from them.

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@billchitwood Part of me wants to side with your husband. Regardless of his dementia, its possible that he did not see an improvement with a better fit and better technology. I am tired of the promises from the manufacturers that state their product is best for background noise. They know that is our number one complaint and take advantage of that with their marketing. My hearing loss is hereditary on my fathers side. My dad is 92 and he has dementia. He, too, does not embrace technology. There is a link between hearing loss and dementia so I'm concerned that his dementia may have been delayed if he would have used two hearing aids as he should have. He has two now but I remember when I first got my second aid, he said that it would be a "cold day in hell" before he wore two. Not sure what convinced him to finally get that second aid. Because of his dementia, it makes me want to get a cochlear implant before my hearing is too bad. I'm already in the severe to profound range. I know the CI criteria has changed so I may indeed now be a candidate. I do not understand speech with my hearing aids out but I do like the residual hearing that I have.
Tony in Michigan