Hearing Aids Experience


#1

Hello Everyone,

I am currently a student studying communication disorders to pursue a career as a speech pathologist. My passion is to work with individuals with language impairments and hearing loss. For my audiology rehabilitation course I am required to interview a few individuals who use hearing aids and their experience. I would greatly appreciate it if you took the time out to answer the seven questions below. Thank you so much in advance and I look forward to hearing from you as I further advance in this career path.

  1. How long have you worn your hearing aids?
  2. For how long before you got your hearing aids did you suspect you had a hearing loss?
  3. How long do you wear your hearing aids each day?
  4. Do you feel like you get benefit from your hearing aids?
  5. What complaints do you have about your hearing aids?
  6. Do you feel like your hearing aids have lived up to what your audiologist or hearing
    aid dealer told you they would do?
  7. Did you get your hearing aids from an audiologist or a hearing aid dealer?

#2

How long have you worn your hearing aids? since I was 6 months old
For how long before you got your hearing aids did you suspect you had a hearing loss? (my parents suspected it after not responding to my name being called)
How long do you wear your hearing aids each day? 10 hrs a day
Do you feel like you get benefit from your hearing aids? yep
What complaints do you have about your hearing aids? no complaints now that I have new earmolds
Do you feel like your hearing aids have lived up to what your audiologist or hearing
aid dealer told you they would do? yep.
Did you get your hearing aids from an audiologist or a hearing aid dealer?
both! (might get the OPN PP next though!)


#3
How long have you worn your hearing aids?
       6 years
For how long before you got your hearing aids did you suspect you had a hearing loss?
      2 years
How long do you wear your hearing aids each day?
      all day - after I shower in the morning until I go to bed at night
Do you feel like you get benefit from your hearing aids?
      a  qualified yes
What complaints do you have about your hearing aids?
     sounds/voice do not sound natural, are amplified, can have an echo effect, difficulty listening to music
Do you feel like your hearing aids have lived up to what your audiologist or hearing
      aid dealer told you they would do?
          No.  They are an improvement and I couldn't live without them, but I encounter problems throughout the day
Did you get your hearing aids from an audiologist or a hearing aid dealer?
       Audiologist

#4

Thanks for raising such questions.