Hi guys! I’m new here but I’m sure you’re all a lovely bunch of people. hugs everyone
Right, so, I went to another hearing appointment two years ago, after years of trying to get hearing aids and being told I would grow out of it. This time, however, they realised I had nerve damage and finally gave me hearing aids for both ears!* cue a parade with streamers and kittens. But not for long! They gave me the Aids a month or so later, and basically told me to strap them on and get used to them. Not the best approach to a 19 year old who’s always heard the world a little differently. Not surprisingly, I wore them on/off for a week and relegated them to a drawer. My promised follow up appointment never came so I had to make one myself, which was supposed to be discussing the hearing aids and seeing if there was anything I could change about them. After being sent to the wrong hospital I finally got to see someone who basically said, ‘What do you want us to do about it, that’s all you’re getting.’ Which made me pull faces like this: -.-’
I’ve tried wearing them again just a few weeks ago and now have a list of everything I want to change about Thing 1 and Thing 2**
~ I’ve been given a mold. But, I have delicate ears and my ear get rather bruised from wearing it for more than 20 minutes.
~ The sound. Oh god, the sound. It picks up TV easily and BLASTS it into my ear which doesn’t help with the whole ‘getting used to it’ thing. But if I don’t have noise in the room… oh God, the Silence. The Silence is something that I can’t describe properly. Like the jungle in Lost or something.***
~The fit. I’ve had to cut the tubs down to the mold to get them to fit my tiny ears.
To the main point: If I bang my head repetatively on the table enough and wail like a banshee being poked in the eye with a stick, can I get some different hearing aids?**** I cannot get used to these, I know it. Do you think they’d also have one of those rubbery dome things? I can’t take more molds. And what do I do if they insist I have to have these ones?
*I have about 50% hearing according to a private hearing guy and I have cookie bite hearing loss
**Also known as Danalogic i-Fit 71.
***You may have experience of this Silence.
****I’d totally buy some if I could but lack of money dictates…