Has anyone ever done this? My father is clearly losing his hearing but refuses to do anything about the situation. The situation is manageable for now, but there is a lot of miscommunication and repeating. I've signed to him (rather than talking loudly), but his response is a smack on the head or imitation- neither parent knows any sign language. He keeps saying that hearing aids are too expensive. I offer him my old ones (Phonak - brought 8 years ago) which could be reprogrammed for him. I would have worn the hearing aids until they broke, but the audiologist decided that I needed the new settings - for large groups and so forth. Anyway, he won't take them. I won't be home for 9 month. So I'm going to leave them with the bills I guess. What happens with your old hearing aids?