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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Pat | 2005/07/27

Q.

Hearing Loss

My husband not only suffers from tinnitus but also hearing loss.
I have to shout at him for him to hear me. He says he hasn't got a hearing problem and will not use a hearing aid as he claims it "gives off siren noises"
He refuses to do anything about it. He saYS there is nothing that can be done.
We have used up our medical aid limit already this year. Cataract op and later a Angioplasty op.

Is there anything that can be done for him. What? Where? When?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear Pat

Hearing loss can be very frustrating for the person as well as for the family. There really are wonderful technology available and there is no reason for anyone to walk around with a hearing loss. A hearing aid will be able to help with the tinnitus and correct the hearing loss. The best is to have a full hearing evaluation done and then discuss his options on the most suitable hearing aids for him. If finances are a problem one can do the evaluation this year and wait or save for early next year to get the correct devices. Another option is to go to a public hospital near you, have his hearing evaluated and see if he can be put on the waiting list for an aid.

Please let me know if you need a referral to someone in your area, i will also foward some reading material for your husband that will explain the whole process of hearing aids to him. Please forward your detail to my e-mail address: izabelle@widex.co.za.


Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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