I’m so very happy with my hearing aids. I had no idea I was missing so much.
My right hearing aid has a larger ear piece because that ear has more severe hearing loss.
When I first put them in everything sounded so loud. I could hear my own voice way too loud, but within just a couple of hours I wasn’t noticing my voice, and I was enthralled by all the little sounds I could now hear. The audiologist told me that I might find some noises annoying, and she could program my hearing aids so they wouldn’t bother me. Some people find the clicking of typing too loud, or high heels on the floor, or even news paper. I’m more fascinated by the fact that I can now hear these things. However, I have found one noise that is bothersome.
I told my husband a few days ago, “My hair is too loud.” (he laughed and said it sounded as if I dyed my hair pink or something) Seriously though, I hear my hair brushing against the hearing aids. It makes this swishing sound that makes it hard to hear other things. When I got my hearing aids I had my hair in a pony tail, I didn’t know my hair would be such an annoyance. I hope she can program them so I don’t hear that as much. The microphone is at the top of the part of the hearing aid that goes behind my hear, so when my hair is down my hair covers the microphone.
Hearing aids are expensive, and unfortunately they weren’t covered by my insurance. However, they are worth every penny. I’m so thrilled with them already.
Next week I will be getting an iCom, it’s a device that makes it possible for my hearing aids to be able to interface with a diverse range of communication systems like telephones, televisions, MP3 players, computers or other audio sources. I can’t wait to see how different talking on the phone will be. I’m still having a bit of trouble with that. It’s possible, but not ideal. With this device my phone will ring in my hearing aids, and I can answer it by clicking on device and I will hear my calls in both ears through a blue tooth.
I’ll let you know how it works after I’ve tried it for a little while.
Oh, the things I can hear!