Well, huh, I think it's about time I start looking into hearing aids... It's getting to the point that if I'm not looking at you or in the same room, I never pick up what someone is saying. Most of the time it's the tone of someone's voice I don't hear. Some people I hear better than others. With the expense of the things I was wondering does anyone use them and do they really help. I don't want to wear the things if they sound like I'm in a barrel. When shooting do they blow your ears off? Thanks for the info.