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Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others?

Hearing Loss | Last Active: May 11, 2019 | Replies (77)

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@bobbiefriend

Specific information like this is so helpful! I asked my ENT doctor and audiologists if there wasn’t some way to help a me hear my cell phone callers, they all said no. For $3 my daughter bought me a cell phone hand set at a yard sale which I plug in to my Apple cell phone and I can hear my callers! An inexpensive gadget you just plug in to your phone! Now I have several and one in my purse.

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@bobbiefriend , what is the name of the handset you are referring to? Another option is if you have a cell phone bought in the last 2 years, all of the main hearing aid manufacturers now have Apple and Android compatible phones so that you download an app on your phone and when phone rings, it goes directly to your hearing aid, similar to a hearing loop. I've been using my Starkey hearing aids and Apple iPhone for almost 2 years and the clarity of the call is phenomenal. I used to avoid my cell phone or put in on speaker phone to clearly hear callers. I also get to stream music directly to my hearing aid for when I am walking and clarity is also great. If you have old phone, your handset sounds like the way to go. But next time you go to audiologist, ask about the Apple and Android compatible phones.

@bobbiefriend
Hi,

Audiologist needs to know more about assisted devices since so many are proprietary and they’re selling these brand hearing aids. I I lucked out on a passionate Audi who is so interested in this field and she is the one who lets me trial the devices with no money upfront. She wants to know what I know…like Innocaption for example, so she can pass it on to others.

She loves that I retube my own aids and gives me free tubing. I read a lot about hearing aids and assisted devices , love that research is being done….maybe in my grandchildren lifetime they may be able to regenerate the ear’s hair cells.

Regards from Mary

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