In my review of the book, Loving What Is: Four questions that can change your life, I mentioned that I would have a followup. Below you will find an example of the inquiry process that author Byron Katie uses as part of “The Work”. I am using a situation from my own life.
Oticon’s distribution guidelines state that the Hearing Aids must be supplied to the customer, through the distributor, with a proper fitting done. There is a proper consultation done before the hearing aid is sold to the customer.
First of all, the hearing aid is made simply to amplify the sound around you. If your eardrums are completely shot, they will not help you. There is always growing technologies that are being produced to help clarify that sound all the while making the instrument smaller. It sounds like a tall order, but in SOME cases, it can be done.
Unfortunately cure is not always possible and tinnitus is often permanent. The good news is that one gets used to the noise so thoroughly that he or she doesn’t hear it anymore. (Just as thoroughly as you do not hear the hum of your computer right now, until you read this) In either case, it is important to protect your hearing. Wear earplugs when you will be exposed to loud noise. Try to use headphones instead of ear buds and at a quiet volume.
Medications. Though I take few prescribed medications, the ones I take are essential to my health and well-being. So I refill my prescriptions early and keep a supply on hand.
Some ears are allergic to the plastic. Companies will put a “hypo-allergenic” coating on the canal of the aid. In reality, it’s clear nail polish and you can coat the canal yourself for that.
While you may see people knocking them in regards to quality, the honest truth is that regardless of the price, they all have the same basic technology that makes them work. Will the outer casing be as good as a $4,000 hearing aid? Of course not, and the sound quality will not be as good either, but is the difference worth paying 10 times the price?
Also, you need to clean the ear mold in the night. In this case, you need to clean the mold from oil or dust to keep the durability. To help you in the process of cleaning, you can ask your audiologist to find the best answer for your needs.