Well, I had always assumed it was because of the power of the hearing aid? I am not sure if there is a feedback control on my current aids? I do remember asking about the feedback, they did try to fiddle with it, but it had its limitations and there wasn’t much they could do. But this was years ago and since then I just assumed I’d have to live with it.
Even when I hug people, I get feedback and people are like ooh, that’s loud. It’s so frustrating and annoying as I do like hugging people but I’m so conscious that I will make a noise if they hug me too close.
That’s another reason when I am trying the private sector is due to the technology available i.e. the OPN and it’s fantastic that you guys don’t get any feedback. That’s amazing.
And so far, going private has been amazing. Yes, I’m paying for it, but so far, it’s worth it as I have learnt more about my hearing etc in just the few weeks’ correspondence I have had with my new audiologist than I have had the entire time with the NHS.