Wow! Thank you...that's very thorough.
I just made an appointment with an audiologist at a place that also recommends the aid they think right for you. They swear they are not connected to any particular manufacturer.
Luckily, I pushed and pushed my Health Cover people because first they told me I had to have an ENT referral then a GP. The wording was "referring practitioner" and I didn't read that as doctor at all. They went off for ages and came back and said an audiologist was the one who needs to refer, as made sense to me in the first place.
Appointment on April Fools' Day...but so it goes.
I wonder how they do with lashings of red dust and numerous bities?
This is kind of exciting.
I know lots of people have lots of problem with background noise and such.
Is that a big issue for any of my fellow deaf here?
Will I really be able to hear stuff and all?