British Tinnitus Association

Hearing therapist visit

I’ve been to see my hearing therapist today. I’m lucky I only had to wait 2 weeks for the appointment, but I’ve been seeing her on and off for 18 years.

I’ve had a hearing test that shows my left ear (noisiest one) is heading towards profound in not picking up speech.

My hearing aids are 12 years old as I was frightened to change them when things seemed ok, but seems if I’d had a hearing test a while ago I would have been given the new aids with built in maskers. I’m being fitted with these next Thursday.

My therapist has said that with the increased sound getting in the t shouldn’t be so much of a problem - fingers crossed 🤞🏻

The audiologist I’m seeing has been highly trained in helping tinnitus sufferers, so I guess I’m living in the right area.

I’ve also been told to steer clear of this or any other forum as constantly reading negative posts has a negative effect on the t as it’s constantly being pushed into focus.

I won’t post again until next week when I’ve hopefull got my new aids, but I will read any replies to this post.

Take care xx

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Hi,hope this helps your problem.all the best with the new hearing aids.

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Thank you, keeping my fingers crossed. How are you doing now?

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Hi,4 weeks today I got buzzing in ear.doctors still seem to think mine will disappear.got referred yesterday to E.N.T so hopefully won't be to long to wait for a appointment.only good thing now is I'm sleeping again,which is a big help.ears are very sensitive at the minute to certain sounds but suppose that's understandable with all the wax out.hopefully now getting used to it. All the best.

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Fingers crossed for you too xx

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Wishing luck on your hearing aids. I got mines about 2 months ago it work okay but when you're tinnitus levels are high it won't be able to mask it. They're not made the mask completely the sound.

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My hearing aids will have built in maskers, hopefully this should help. So loud today cant think straight 😢

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