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What to look for...and avoid...in a hearing aid.

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 04:04 pm
@littlek,
Good, K. (you won't throw those molds out will you?).

Very happy about the change.
littlek
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 04:55 pm
@ossobuco,
Nope! I'll keep the molds.
Eva
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 05:03 pm
So glad to read that they're on the right track now! You are probably teaching them new skills!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 05:38 pm
@littlek,
Yay!!!! Making a difference at school?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 06:40 pm
@littlek,
Awesome!
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 1 Sep, 2011 07:48 pm
Thanks all! You helped me tremendously! They do seem to make a difference in school, especially in hearing across the room. It was only day one today, and I didn't wear them the whole day. I'm off until Tuesday (long weekend!).
roger
 
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Reply Thu 1 Sep, 2011 07:54 pm
@littlek,
Excellent. Now, just keep them dry and when you store them, do it with the battery out and the battery compartment open. Moisture is not your friend.

Compression ratios, huh. I never heard of that.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 1 Sep, 2011 08:02 pm
I'm so paranoid about them falling off/out of my ears somehow and into some sort of water (toilet, sink, puddle....).
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 1 Sep, 2011 09:07 pm
@littlek,
Mine fell into damp sink and were ok after a while.

They stick pretty well...I think I knocked mine off doing something weird.

Yay with better hearing!!
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firefly
 
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Reply Thu 1 Sep, 2011 10:04 pm
@littlek,
It's great that the hearing aids finally seem to be working well and making a difference for you, littlek.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 2 Sep, 2011 12:05 am
Mine never falls out. Almost did today, but was caught by the ear mold. Smile
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2011 07:16 pm
This is driving me crazy. After more exposure to being in school with the aids on, I'm not sure how much they help. I still can't hear the woman who mumbles sotto voce. I still can't hear the very quiet boy. But others have issues with them as well. I can hear a little better across a room. The tips still wiggle out when I chew food. I swear I change my mind every single day as to whether I'm keeping them or not. It is not at all obvious that they are worth the thousands of dollars they will cost.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2011 07:45 pm
@littlek,
Bummer, but good you know your qualms now rather than later. Tough decision.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2011 07:49 pm
@littlek,
Tough decision, but remember that there are just some people who mumble so badly they'll only be understood by someone who lives with them constantly. Kind of like a new language.
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 05:55 am
@roger,
Well, I decided to order another hearing aid (for the other ear, of course!)

I have a bit of cash just right now, which won't happen again, and I thought I'd go for it.

Exact same aid...only I guess it will be tuned slightly differently.

I also bought both of them the dearest little socks, to protect from sweat etc.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 01:28 pm
@dlowan,
Socks? You mean, they protect them while you're wearing them? Tell me more.
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 03:40 pm
@roger,
They claim to. From sweat and dust and such....also claim to cut down on wind noise and such.

It's gonna be summer here...that means sweat.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 05:44 pm
@dlowan,
C'mon. What's the brand? Where did you get them? If they're comfortable, I want one bad enough to buy a whole pair.
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 07:54 pm
@roger,
I went to my hearing aid place to get new batteries and order a new aid....they were on sale there.

The browser here at work is hi-jacked by some damn ad thing. They're called hearing aid sweat bands. Google 'em.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 08:05 pm
@dlowan,
http://aubankaitis.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/hearing-aid-sweat-band.jpg


you'll have to let us know how they feel
 

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