My head would spin. I had determined to buy new hearing-aids. They were on an emergency setting as I had silt in the river, also known as earwax. Charmed.
“Hello, can I look in your ears?”
This would normally be an invitation to scarper, but the chances are that he or she is a Hearing-Aid Audiologist. I have the lady version, who speaks my language, I hope.
Ten days later my ears were wax-free, if that is the term. Now we could see what they were really like.
These hearing-aids have receptors in the tips. They aren’t the plastic half-open moulds that I had two years ago and they aren’t the ‘tulip’ tips that I’ve had until now. With the latter, I couldn’t hear because every time my head moved, they stopped working. I’m having the same problem with these. I shall have to find some people to talk to, so that I can test it properly.
This is what I want from a hearing-aid:
• I want them to automatically re-adjust to people speaking loudly or softly.
• I also need a dampener on them, to alleviate loud noises.
• I don’t want to hear the conversation of the people behind me. Just sounds will be enough to warn me of a lorry etc.
I want a conversation in a group. I’ve just heard of Book Club locally.
Can you think of anything else?
Have a great hearing week
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- A Guide to Cleaning and Maintaining Your Hearing Aid (epicahealth.com)