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It does reminds me of my grandfather who has gotten a bit hard of hearing in the past two decades - not much surprising as he's over 92 now. Lately it seemed he was not talking much in conversations, seemingly becoming borderline senile. (ah, the false ideas about old age)

About one year ago he got new implants, I suppose digital... And he sounds rejuvenated , talking much more. Obviously table conversations aren't painful to him any more.

Digital does seem to be doing wonders.

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Thu Aug 30th, 2007 at 07:17:15 PM EST
He's had a cochlear implant?  Really glad it's working well for him.  I think the technology in the aid is similar but the sound is transmitted by electrode directly to the cochlear.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 31st, 2007 at 02:35:26 AM EST
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(Dumb me) No, he just had a hearing aid. I still want the BabelFish kind of hearing aid to avoid stupid mistakes...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Fri Aug 31st, 2007 at 03:06:16 AM EST
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lol! I was thinking that he must be an extremely robust 91 year old to have gone ahead with an implant and anaesthetic!
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 31st, 2007 at 04:47:10 AM EST
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