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 :-(
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cyril Brown" <ukbrownclan@...>
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
> --- In hardofhearinguk@..., "Trevor"
> <listsandstuff@...> wrote:
>> Hi Cyril,
>> I've had the use of digital NHS BE aids for several years now and
>> 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
>> directional 'forward only' choice :-)
>> As I'm not sure what an 'open fit' means so I'll just wait for
>> 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
>> 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.
>> Cyril wrote ...
>> > Hi All, I've been using a NHS BE101 BTE in my left ear for 5
>> > 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,
>> > be hapy to hear from you. Thanks Cyril
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