I'm new here, in the process of trying to find some help on hearing aids, I came across this site.
I have had hearing aids for about 8 years. First off, I had NHS aids with ear moulds. I don't really remember how much better I could hear, I just know I hated the ear mould that I found very uncomfortable. I have always had tender ears! For the past, I think, about 6 years I have had Siemens HA with small domes which I find much more comfortable. I couldn't say they made my hearing anywhere near perfect, or even acceptable, lack of interest after purchase?? However, last year I saw a different audiologist who did actually make a difference. Did another hearing test, that none of the others had bothered to do, and added another program. Now I'm being told that technology has moved on and I should buy new aids which would give me much better hearing. Widex 110 has been recommended. When I looked at a report online, it said that this is a basic entry HA. Is this recommendation in my interest or to do with money?
Can anyone tell me if the NHS now provide HA's with the discreet more comfortable fitting you get with private aids?
Any comments and advice would be much appreciated.