I received Siemens Pure Carat Hearing Aids through the VA on 14 Dec 2012. They were gave to me with no programs and told to do a return visit on 04 Jan 2013 with notes on what I thought I needed done to the aids. I returned on 04 January 2013 with these notes:
- The ringing in my left ear is very much more noticeable now.
2)Can’t hear people in the car beside me very well and cannot hear people
in the back seat area at all.
3)I do Volunteer bartending at our local VFW Post and have a alot of
trouble understanding people if there is a crowd or the Juke Box is
4)I have never hear the Hearing Aids beep to warn me of low battery
5)Requested more volume.
These are the responses I received from the audiologist:
1)Maybe the increase in volume will help that.
2)Microphones are only directional for in front of you, can’t help you if you
can’t hear people in the back of the car, that just the way your hearing
3)As far as working in the VFW Post, there is no way to control or
help the background noise issue.
4)Sometimes battery may I beep, but it probably did during the nite
when you had them in the dryer( Hard to do that with the battery out.)
5)Did get the volume increased which has helped alot. But I still can not
control it myself if I wish to turn it down.
It is my understanding of researching Siemens Pure Carat XLC Hearing Aids
that I have many of the options that I have requested available in my hearing aids. I am very pleased with the hearing aids that the VA has provided me, (I am a 100% disabled Veteran) but I don’t really think that they have the training or expertise to fine tune these aids. I don’t blame it on VA audiologists as I am sure they are very overwhelmed in that department.
I live in Shenandoah, Va. Zip 22849 about 20 miles from Harrisonburg, Va.
Is there a knowledgeable Siemens augiologist in the Harrisonburg, VA area that would work with a veteran to help set up the programs to get the most use out of my hearing aids.