I have a mild to severe hearing loss and up until the age of 14 used to wear two NHS aids. I’m now 29 and quickly realizing that I need to revisit the world of hearing aids once again. However this time I have decided to go private and find an aid that’s better than the Seamens Reflex M that my local heath authority would provide.
I have been looking at the Resound Alera 5, if appears to meet most of my needs and is nice and neat. Whilst reading around the spec and the wireless features, I stumbled across the this forum and other talking about the Airlink adapter and the ability to program your Alera’s. However there does not seem to be any firm conclusions as to whether you can buy the USB Airlink adapter without being an approved audiologist.
I understand that programing your own aid is not going to be simple, and I would get the audiologist fitting the aids to carry out the main adjustment, but I think the ability to fine tune the aids at home would be useful.
So if any one can clear up the availibility of the Resound USB adaptor I would appreciate it. Also am I being naive to think that I can learn how to use the software and make changes to my own aids?