Hearing management

Question
Posted by: KAREN | 2011/11/17

Q.

HEARING AID

I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT I URGENTLY NEED A HEARING AID IN 1 EAR AND THE OTHER EAR NEXT YEAR. I AM RAISING THE R20 000 BUT AM TERRIBLY CONCERNED ABOUT PROBLEMS AFTER GETTING THE AID. ALL TALK ABOUT PEOPLE NOT BEING ABLE TO GET USED TO WEARING IT. I CANNOT SPEND THIS AMOUNT OF SOMETHING THERE IS A CHANCE I WOULD NOT WEAR ? WHERE DO I STAND PLEASE. AM SO UNSURE. THNKS

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi Karen!

I hope that you are well and that your day has been good thus far. It is imperative that you discuss your concerns with your attending Audiologist. Based on your assessment findings your Audiologist will advise you accordingly with regard to your expectations. If you are a new hearing aid user, as normally expected, there is a short time period that it would take you to get accustomed to the hearing instrument {this varies amongst different individuals in congruence to the type and severity of hearing loss}. During this time your attending Audiologist would fine tune the hearing instrument {in the best approximation of normal hearing} to best suit your needs. If you are unsure of the selected/recommended hearing instrument, you may request a trial period before purchase. This would need to be discussed with your attending Audiologist.

Kind regards.....

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Posted by: MARC | 2011/12/01

Karen
Hearing aids go from about R4500 upwards depending on what you requier. Try to see an audioligist who also has a lab.(more beneficial)

Reply to MARC
Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011/11/18

Hi Karen!

I hope that you are well and that your day has been good thus far. It is imperative that you discuss your concerns with your attending Audiologist. Based on your assessment findings your Audiologist will advise you accordingly with regard to your expectations. If you are a new hearing aid user, as normally expected, there is a short time period that it would take you to get accustomed to the hearing instrument {this varies amongst different individuals in congruence to the type and severity of hearing loss}. During this time your attending Audiologist would fine tune the hearing instrument {in the best approximation of normal hearing} to best suit your needs. If you are unsure of the selected/recommended hearing instrument, you may request a trial period before purchase. This would need to be discussed with your attending Audiologist.

Kind regards.....

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