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This week, Ken Stone tells us just how strong Audicus hearing aids can be. He lost his hearing aid at the mechanic’s shop, and came back to find it was actually run over by a car, possibly multiple times! Find out what happened!

Ken Stone, a California grandfather, first noticed that he was losing his hearing when his family started telling him that he had trouble understanding what they said. The hardest things for him to hear were voices and conversations, and high tones. He said that he would often respond to questions inappropriately, giving irrelevant information at times.

To try to resolve the problem, Ken started off by visiting audiologists and stores, trying to find the best option for his needs. Having a background in electronics, he knew a little bit about hearing aids already, but was surprised by the prices. The market prices in electronics are decreasing, yet the price of hearing aids in particular is continuing to increase, he said. He did some online research and found Audicus, read some of the blog posts, and called to speak with customer service.

He felt a little bit of apprehension about making such a big investment on a medical device through the internet, but ultimately decided, because of the 45-day trial period and good impression of the company, to purchase his first hearing aid from Audicus. He said, to his delight, customer service was helpful and responsive, and he settled for one hearing aid for his left ear.

Since Ken didn’t purchase a Bluetooth remote control, which would sync his hearing aid to his cell phone, he would remove the device and put it in his pocket whenever talking on the phone. This is what presumably led to the loss of the device at his auto mechanic’s shop, when he took a phone call and removed his hearing aid.

When he got home and realized he had lost it, he drove back to the shop and searched the area. To his surprise, he found it on the ground in a very rough and asphalt covered state. He replaced the battery, though, and the hearing aid was still working! He said he was shocked and impressed by the quality of the hearing device.

Here’s a picture of the hearing aid after it got run over.

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“It’s a real good testimony to the engineering, I mean this thing really held up. It didn’t crush, it’s still together, [but] there are asphalt pieces ground into it. Good engineering, very substantial.”


by Kenzie Hagan

4 responses to “Hearing Aid Reviews: Ken Stone’s Hearing Aid Survived Getting Run Over

  1. I am 71. When I finally saved up enough money to buy a behind the ear hearing aid one year ago, I purchased one. My left ear has good hearing for my age but my right ear is suffering the gradual loss after two stapendectomy operations lowering my score to 20%. So I have enjoyed having a hearing aid. I do have a problem now as four days my hearing aid was lost between church and home. We have searched repeatedly involving many people. At this point, I am thinking it is beyond misplaced so I am doing research on finding any replacement that will help me. I am sure this is a common problem. I would appreciate any advice on refurbished hearing aids, used or donated. Who do I turn to for help and direction? Thank you ahead for any help you can give me. Most sincerely, Faye Gilkison [email protected]

    1. Hi Faye, We sell refurbished hearing aids that sound like they would meet your needs. A member of our customer service team will reach out to you shortly.

  2. my experience was a little different. when my unit was stepped on, all that Audicus would do for me was to offer me a factory rebuilt for half price, which was fair as it was not there fault that my unit was stepped on and demolished.BUT, i have American Express , so they stepped in to reimburse me for the new unit.

  3. So what happened in the end? Was he able to get a fresh covering for it, or turn it in to be refurbished? Just curious.

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