I got my first hearing aids yesterday from the VA. They are ITE Starkey Destiny 1200’s with directional microphones, automated telephone setting, multi-environment button. I can hear extremely well with them.
My problem seems bizarre: I cannot turn them OFF except by opening the battery compartment. I doubt that this can be the EXPECTED way to turn them off before hitting the sack and putting them in a drawer. They seem so fragile in that opened state. (I had a neighbor with Parkinson’s who had the habit of snapping off the battery holder hinge every time he opened his…think $$$$$.)
Can anyone help me? It is from the VA and my next appointment is a MONTH from now and in any case nobody will be there over the weekend.
Is it POSSIBLE that the teeny button that chooses the “environment”: home, noisy, etc. SHOULD have been given a setting of OFF when it was programmed by the audiologist?
Any opinions appreciated. Do YOU have a model that has no turnoff switch? (there’s no volume control either…automatic means AUTOMATIC in this model:D )
Thanks in advance.