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Re: [Hard of Hearing UK] Re-assessment due soon

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  • Trevor
    Hi Cyril, Cheers for that :-) My earliest aids were vented but the last set are not - which may be the reason for the discomfort and the perspiration which
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      Hi Cyril,

      Cheers for that :-)

      My earliest aids were vented but the last set are not - which may be the
      reason for the discomfort and the perspiration which leaves my ears quite
      wet sometimes :-(

      Thanks again,

      Trevor

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Cyril Brown" <ukbrownclan@...>
      To: <hardofhearinguk@...>
      Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 5:59 AM
      Subject: Re: [Hard of Hearing UK] Re-assessment due soon


      > Hi Tevor,
      >
      > Info on open fit can be found at
      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearing_aid#Open-fit_devices%5d
      >
      > Cheers
      > Cyril
      > --- In hardofhearinguk@..., "Trevor"
      > <listsandstuff@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Hi Cyril,
      >>
      >> I've had the use of digital NHS BE aids for several years now and
      > the
      >> difference was phenomenal to start with - so good luck with them,
      > they also
      >> have a switch so you can choose between 'all around sound' or a
      > more
      >> directional 'forward only' choice :-)
      >>
      >> As I'm not sure what an 'open fit' means so I'll just wait for
      > elucidation
      >> on that.
      >>
      >> The hearing test is very quick [or was for me] as the computer
      > seemed to do
      >> all the work - and all the setting up as well, so audiologists have
      > a much
      >> easier time of it.
      >>
      >> My only complaint is that the, more solid, clear plastic moulds
      > irritate my
      >> ears, especially during the warmer weather, so as one needs fixing
      > [I broke
      >> the horn away from the works] I'm rather hoping that I can get them
      > changed
      >> to the softer ones I had previously - although there may be a
      > reason why I
      >> had new moulds at the same time as I changed over.
      >>
      >> Regards,
      >>
      >> Trevor
      >>
      >> Cyril wrote ...
      >>
      >>
      >> > Hi All, I've been using a NHS BE101 BTE in my left ear for 5
      > years,
      >> > last time I was at the hospital (June 2007) for a re-tube I was
      > put on
      >> > the waiting list for digital HA. Well I now have an appointment
      > at the
      >> > end of November for a re-assessment (first in 5 years). What can I
      >> > expect at this appointment? I've been asked to bring my hearing
      > aid and
      >> > ear mould. If I'm offered a digital HA, should I also ask for
      > open fit?
      >> > If you have any any experience of the NHS re=assessment process,
      > would
      >> > be hapy to hear from you. Thanks Cyril
      >>
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