Hearing management

Posted by: Dirk Wessels | 2018/10/24


Hearing loss

I have a hearing loss in both ears. Been to a audio health specialist a couple years back and was told my hearing is bad and it is getting worse. I can't afford a hearing piece and would like to know what are my options. I  have no medical aid and don't know were to go for help. 

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert
- 2018/10/25

You can try state programmes - depending where you are. If in south africa, you can go to any provincial hospital and find out if they have an audiology department and hearing aid budget.

Alternatively I am unsure about internationally, but universities which offer audiology should also have a clinic to fit hearing aids.

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Posted by: Ian | 2018/11/03

I have a hearing aid of a reputable brand for both ears, but It is only marginally better, than not using anything. The audiologist adjusted the frequency response and gain several; times, but to no avail. I also got tired about the continuous expense of buying new batteries for both hearing aids at about every to weeks. for questionable benefits. I believe that since much more critical devices, like for instance, heart rhythm regulators can use a battery for years, hearing aid manufacturers make more money with batteries that last only about a week. I am disappointed and chose not to wear my hearing aids. The only really big problem is talking/listening on telephones.

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