I've got some Enell's. They seem to be, for me, the only ones that keep things where they are supposed to. Quite expensive, at about £40 a pop, but they seem fairly durable and have survived over a year so far. Strange at first putting one on, as was convinced it was far too small, but that goes away. Haven't found the M & S ones supportive enough, but that could just be my size.
Yeah, I get the tinnitus confusing test results too. To double check, they did the bone conduction test, which is marked by a triangle on the audiogram - seems to check if the sounds are getting through.
There was a program on last night called Dr Alice: Don't Die Young - and this week was a bit about the ears, explaining how the hair cells become damaged by noise. My O.H joked that my ears must be completely bald then !! I reckon that's a result of being nagged all the time
I have trouble remembering what analogues sound like, having had them when I was 12 years old, and digitals when they first came out.
I seem to be having huge motivation problems running-wise this week: I've been on the bike more than running, it seems easier. I think I need to find a reasonable plan and stick to it, as I don't do very well meandering along. That and thesis-stuff leaves me feeling drained by the end of the day. Not a moan! Hoping to use the weekend to chill, and come back refreshed next week.
That's right Dustboy. Unless you're standing next to an aeroplane landing, I really don't know how it's possible to damage your ears by using a hearing aid. An aid does not restore your hearing, and make sounds louder than that of a normal person's hearing.
A digital aid is programmed to your hearing loss, e.g., mine levels out the higher-frequencies. I think you need a better doctor as you seem to be receiving outdated information.
6 months for an appointment is considered fast (!?!)
I must be too used to having things dealt with quickly. I'm with York District Hospital. The procedure goes like this: call hospital, choose when you want to go in within the next month, go to appt., have follow-up a few weeks later. It's been like that all the time I've been here.
There are mumblings of a cochlear implant far down the line, but I'll be in my thirties by then, I hope (I'm 27 now). Meanwhile, tuning the world out can be quite convenient
Seem to have slowed down considerably in the heat, but I'm still running. I seem to have hit a plateau, and realizing that I am far better at endurance rather than speed. I think I need to find an event to motivate me, as I seem to be ambling along with no real sense of direction at the moment.
On a different note, I had an audiogram last week as I suspected my hearing had worsened. It had dropped from -40--50 and then progressed into the more severe range as the frequencies became higher. For those with a sensorineural loss, you'll know what the audiogram typically looks like.
Anyway, because of that, my digitals are being upgraded. Apparently, there are several more recent models which will help more than my existing ones, especially in the high frequencies. And I only have to wait six weeks. Just goes to show when you hear horror stories of people lingering on waiting lists for a year or more.
Think I'll keep my old digitals for the gym and running.