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Hearing Aids for Tinnitus

rocketmantom66
rocketmantom66
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I purchased hearing aids at a great cost. I am not convinced they are actually doing what they should. Friends and family are suggesting that I get my money back. I have had an irritated ear for 3 days and have not worn them. What are people's thoughts ,

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KingsHea

Hi. If they don't suit you after a few days I feel sure any reasonable supplier will take them back. I was recommended to try white noise therapy and privately bought a suitable hearing aid. It also has not worked but I gave it three months so do not expect to be able to take it back. My supplier though is working with me to try and get the best out of it. Good luck.

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rocketmantom66

What brand was that ?

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KingsHea

Phonac

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rocketmantom66

I am 4 weeks into a 90 day money back guarantee. Have been offered NHS aids.

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Maryanne99
Maryanne99
in reply to KingsHea

You should be NHS audio they programme hearing aids to your own individual specification they certainly help me

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BTAPat

Some people do experience issues with the materials used in hearing aid earpieces. I would certainly talk to your audiologist and see what alternative earpieces they can provide or suggest for you. There are many alternative earpieces depending on the model of your hearing aid - the website Connevans has a comprehensive list - connevans.co.uk/catalogue/1...

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rocketmantom66

I'm not sure that I thought clearly about the £4500.00 price tag. I was in a dark place and was looking for a solution. I'm not sure if NHS ones would be available.

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Denmichelson

I have worn a hearing aid in my left ear for a year. I found that using a smaller tip caused less irritation. My ear was intially itchy as I adjusted to having a hearing aid but this subsided after a short period and now I don't notice it. It may also help to have your audiologist make some adjustment to that amount of gain if the sound volume is annoying. I had mine adjusted so lound sounds are less amplified.

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Freddy17

Just like you I spent $4,000 for my hearing aids with mastic noise. Sometimes they help some if you're not thinking about it, but other times you can still hear the noise.

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rocketmantom66

Yes indeed !

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Ruud1boy

£4.5k is top end for hearing aids, so if you are at all unsure or unhappy you should go back to your provider. You've paid a premium price, presumably for a premium product, so it should be backed up with premium service.

TBH, I'd recommend sticking with the NHS for hearing aids. Their provision for tinnitus is sorely lacking, but it's difficult to argue when it comes to HA's. Private providers will promise you the earth and try to convince you that NHS aids aren't as good, but that's just a morally lacking sales pitch in my experience.

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rocketmantom66

I'm somewhat disappointed with my HA's although there are times I'm glad when I have them. I have a 90 day money back guarantee

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Sweeper

Hello I have had high pitch problems and ti. Its for 4 years now I have 2 NHS hearing aids which help a bit with the tinnitus n hearing problems I would ask if the aids you have can be adjusted or tuned mine have been done twice now hope this is of help to you

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Ingrid-p

Hi

I have messaged you privately, but in my opinion it’s best to go down the NHS route. Their hearing aids are very good these days, plus you get free back up and free batteries. The ones I’ve got now (I’ve messaged you make and model) also have built in tinnitus maskers. When my t has been bad in the past I’ve used this feature and it works really well.

I seriously would get your money back, I’ve tried private ones and my NHS ones are far better.

Take care

Ingrid xx

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lulu2608
lulu2608
in reply to Ingrid-p

Hi Ingrid

Would you mind messaging me the details of your aids too please. I'm finally seeing someone about T in audiology after 3 yrs so any details of products would help.

Thanks

Louise

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Ingrid-p
Ingrid-p
in reply to lulu2608

Hi Louise

I’ve sent you a private message.

Take care

Ingrid xx

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ade-the-pade

Hello Rocketmantom. Just seen your post. It seems to be a lottery with NHS hearing aids. I have T in both ears with just slight hearing loss. Not enough for hearing aids but a kid doctor issues two that can be used as masking devices. They are programmed to play either white or brown noise. They talk to each other so when I adjust one, it switches the other.

Two audiologists had turned me down but a doctor said that if it helped 1% then it was worth having. The volume magnification has been disabled, for now, but can be reactivated when my hearing gets worse.

As mentioned. It is a lottery as to the help we get.

Good luck on your journey.

Ade

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rocketmantom66

Hiya !

Thanks for that!

I too have a mild to moderate slight hearing loss in the higher frequency.

I have Livio AI private ones. Lots of settings ; the audiologist has set one up with masking that's a mixture of 3 sounds.

Been for a run this evening and there's a spike in my right ear - weirdly when I initially had T it was only in the left.

Hows the Neuromod thing going ?

Tom

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ade-the-pade

Not great. i posted an update a few weeks ago. it caused my t and Hyperacusis to go through the roof. I have been back to Ireland where it has been re programed. It is not working for me at all. Things are the worse that they have been. They reckon my audio nerve is hyper sensitive.

I ll do fuller feedback at the weekend.

Regards

Ade

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