Not all hearing aids work for all ears. It sounds like the people next to your parents have a very moderate hearing loss whereas your father has a level higher than that. I wear a BTE in one ear (other ear is just there for looks these days...doesn't work at all) because the inside-the-canal HA's simply aren't strong enough for me. If I had to guess, and this is purely a guess, it was a perfect situation of your hotel-mates didn't need stronger HA's and your father does. Neither one had a need to know of the other options available because the option THEY needed was the one that suited them.
You, sir or madam, are ignorant. Most insurance plans don't cover hearing aids. And try to get one of these digital hearing aids through the gummint. Ain't gonna happen.
True on the insurance part, not so much on the gov't part. I get a digital hearing aid for 100% free (thank you, taxpayers) every two years from the VA. They rolled to full digital HA's a long time ago.
How about fail2ban? We use it to block multiple SSH attempts. It blacklists IP's for a user-defined amount of time and then unblocks them again. Works like a charm, every time. Hell, it's even locked me out on more than one time (because I didn't update the whitelist file for my workstation's IP).
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>If they skimmed money the traditional way (bribes and scams) would we call them a "financegang"?
No, we'd probably call them "Congressman".
They already paid for your time in class and the expense FOR the class. Their obligation is done. You should be doing it for yourself. Don't expect it to all be handed to you.
Ask your interviewers how long they've been with the company, and why do they stay? The second one is more important if you're in a current "hot" field where people jump ship quite a bit. It tends to give a little more insight into the corporate culture and those you'll be working with, in my experiences.