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Sep 13, 2019 · Help: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) - very scary in Hearing Loss

@lfoster10 and @joyces lfoster I’m not sure that what you’re experiencing is tinnitus because I’m not understanding why sounds would get worse outside your home. Tinnitus does seem to be less noticeable when I’m around other sounds I barely notice it. I might be miss understanding what you’re experiencing.
Joyces I too have single sided deafness and it does get dicey not being able to locate the direction of sounds. I have a hearing aid called a BiCros that picks up sound from my deaf side and sends it to my hearing aid in my good ear. I still can’t tell where sound is coming from but it does increase my ability to hear more sound. My husband can tell the minute I don’t have it in. Without it I can’t even hear some sounds. It really does round out the richness and clarity of sound. I have a Phonak. Here’s some info re BiCros.


Sep 10, 2019 · Balance issues and hearing loss in Hearing Loss

@judyca7 I understand your frustration with the public in general not getting how to communicate with us. I’m learning to advocate more for myself. For awhile my husband would say my wife has hearing loss but I’m saying it myself now. The other day at the initial hospital sign in I said I had hearing loss and got out my RemoteMic to hear better and he gave me a pager so I’d know when registration called my name. I was impressed. If I hadn’t told them I wouldn’t have known they had pagers. It would have been helpful to have a sign. The other way I advocate for myself is using the latest assisted listening devices. It’s like having my own wheel chair rather than try to find a venue or garden that provides one.

Sep 7, 2019 · Hearing loss: What do event planners need to know? in Hearing Loss

@tonyinmi No I wasn’t asking about the voice to text apps. I was asking if the hot spot lets you connect to the web in remote areas. I’m thinking you need cellular towers to connect. We were recently in a mountainous area without cell connection so Im thinking a hotspot wouldn’t work there.

Sep 3, 2019 · Microphones for friends in noisy spaces in Hearing Loss

I like that there’s so many ideas and different options for people with hearing aids by so many different manufacturers. It does get somewhat confusing though. It’s great to be able to learn about the new technologies on the web.

Sep 3, 2019 · Microphones for friends in noisy spaces in Hearing Loss

@maryjax I see! You use the Oticon TV link and I use the Phonak TV link. They probably work in the same principles. Occasionally I’ll just use the RemoteMic in a hotel by putting it next to the TVs speaker but yes it doesn’t work very well under those circumstances.

Sep 3, 2019 · Do you know about Telecoils & Hearing Loops in Public Spaces? in Hearing Loss

Thank you @pegbell for sharing. It’s all great info!

Sep 3, 2019 · Microphones for friends in noisy spaces in Hearing Loss

@imallears Yes I have the same assisted listening device and I agree with you about the RemoteMic… it pics up EVERYTHING. I only used it in areas with no bkg noise. I’m surprised you are able to listen to the TV without the TVLink with your degree of loss. I really need it.
I’ve been researching the Roger Select and MyLink and have found out that Marvel hearing aids are coming out with a new HA that is RogerDirect-compatible and will stream the Roger signal directly to them. There’s also a newer Roger iN Select. I’m on overload with all this info and still researching. I’ll be keeping my audi on their toes! Since I’m looking to buy new aids I’m wanting them all to work together.

Sep 3, 2019 · Do you know about Telecoils & Hearing Loops in Public Spaces? in Hearing Loss

@arrowshooter I’m sorry to hear of your experience. That is so disappointing to hear. We shouldn’t have to ask for coils! The should promote them. There’s just a huge disconnect with audiologists who don’t seem to care about truly helping those of us w hearing loss. Many seem to just want to sell you aids. Those who do try to promote all the technology that is available run into the population that doesn’t care or can’t fathom the technology. Then when we have the t-coils and find the very limited number of venues that have loop systems it all becomes discouraging. We tried to get our church to install one but they had an FM system so stuck with that. Our HLAA chapter installed our own loop in the ceiling of the room where we meet. Now we’re having to find a new place and there are no sites in our area. We’re currently trying to get a loop installed in our library. The ability to understand speech is so exponentially improved with tcoils and loop systems I don’t understand why the hearing loss community isn’t broadcasting it and doing more to advocate for it!