Hearing management

Posted by: Sue | 2009/05/18


Hearing aids no good for severe sensory neural hearing loss

My Mum (aged 67) has severe sensory neural hearing loss in both ears and has been using ITE hearing aids for some time but they didn' t help much. She recently upgraded one ear to a Phonak ITE Solo tm T+ and says that her hearing in that ear seems to have deteriorated rapidly since using this device. What would you recommend as an alternative to ITEs?
Many thanks for your advice.

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Sue

I would advise her to try and use BTE (Behind the ear) hearing aids. They normally are stronger hearing aids that can provide more amplification. Let her discuss this as an option with her Audiologist. Most companies allow for a trial period, so that one can determine possible benefit.

Please let me know if you need any further information

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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