Cost: $3,000 per ear
Is vanity costing you your hearing?
A 2006 AARP poll found that half of boomers surveyedcomplain of some degree of hearing loss, but only one in four have seen a doctor about it.
You don't have to don Grandma's clunky tan hearing aid, though. Tucked into the ear canal, hearing aids today are undetectable and adjust automatically to pick up soft sounds and squelch loud ones.
Downside: Digital aids cost $3,000 per ear, typically not covered by insurance. They last five years.