/ hearing loss
must be an echo as someone else just said the same thing
They do make a difference and you get what you pay for.
going to be limited as i will b e relying on the nhs, i was told they take a few months to get used to what was that like ?
I have an NHS hearing aid. Absolutely brilliant little thing that sits behind the ear, has a little tube that drops down into my ear to an open fitting rather like a mushroom with holes in it :)
Getting used to it is a case of accepting this slightly irritating thing in your ear and if you brush your hand past your ear it'll give you a feedback squeak/etc. A year on its indispensable.
(goes back to lurking)
going to be limited as i will b e relying on the nhs
My father just had some NHS hearing aids. Not quite as small as Myprex's, but not too bad: -
do you have any problems with wind noise (concerned i won't be able to hear my coach when cycling)
Very occasionally, but on balance I'd say it's no worse than a good wind blowing down your lug anyway. Whilst cycling it seems to be in a dead spot so I get very little wind noise. Its only on the hill with a wind directly on that side do I get irritated by wind noise. I seem to have learned to dial most of it out. More problematic seems to be the cold as the little tube funnels the cold down into the ear canal, which hurts! Pulling a hat over it, even a buff, improves matters but can make it sound odd and more prone to feedback.
Still prefer using it tho.
You haven't been to Annapurna have you? You kept that quiet!
good to hear, was it very windy between Muktinath and Jomsom
> good to hear, was it very windy between Muktinath and Jomsom
Men in my family tend to experience hearing loss around the age of 40, so my dad and uncles all have HAs. My dad's are nearly invisible, but beware! Dogs like to chewy on small expensive things which smell of earwax.
I too started to notice high frequency loss of hearing a few years ago. Originally, as a birdwatcher I found hearing some bird song difficult or not at all if it was high pitched and far awaY. Now my hearing loss has extended to noisy pub conversations and quietly spoken females.
I went and got NHS hearing aids as others have. Brilliant!! I normally only use them for birding and those that know me just make an allowance for my less than perfect hearing.
It's certainly no big deal in my life and if I'm honest it does allow me not to hear things I'd rather =ignore like, 'can you do this or that' etc., and blame my non compliance on my hearing.
Something which does take getting used to is learning to put up with extremely crunchy gravel, paper, plastic and similar noises which no doubt is because my hearing loss meant these sounds became 'quiet and are now normal volume again.
> I too started to notice high frequency loss of hearing a few years ago. Originally, as a birdwatcher I found hearing some bird song difficult or not at all if it was high pitched and far awaY. Now my hearing loss has extended to noisy pub conversations and quietly spoken females.
sounds similar to my situation with high frequency loss and quietly spoken females
In short, they changed a lot for me. I was missing stuff at work and annoyed the hell out of my family. Folks will only see the thin clear tube and if you have slightly long hair then they won't see a thing.
After a couple of weeks you will be glad that you have them.
Much as they are invaluable for work etc, I loathe wearing them and prefer my (virtually) silent world, it's very peaceful.
Be prepared to have the piss taken out of you, being hard of hearing seems to be one of the few disabilities it's ok to mock.
thanks for your honesty
I know this sounds incredibly stupid and self inflicted but when you're on a bonus scheme with the chance to earn a grand a week if you can hear your mate you take your chances. Sadly I'm reaping the consequences.
You're lucky!! I have tinnitus aswell. So its never ever silent for me.
No one has ever taken the micky out my slight hearing loss.
> You're lucky!! I have tinnitus aswell. So its never ever silent for me.
Yeah, me too. Luckily it's intermittent.
I'm glad, I think the majority of the piss taking I get is my own fault, due to my reluctance to wear my aids.
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