Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Appointment

Today, I had my followup appointment with my audiologist. It's been 18 days since I got my new hearing aids.

I was very happy to finally get my "real" earmolds. They made the wrong molds at first, so I had "power domes" and then, after the domes tore up the inside of my ear, had to make do with the wrong molds for about a week. I am now all set with the molds. They feel comfortable!

Sorry for the lousy picture - I couldn't get one before it got dark.

We also managed to get my Streamer paired with both my hearing aids and my cell phone. I no longer have to use the audiologist's demo version. I like having my own - I'm trying to decide exactly how to use it, though. It would be great if I could find a cellphone holster it would fit properly into so that I could have it next to my phone and then just put it on when the phone goes off, instead of digging for my purse. My pockets are definitely too small to put the Streamer in. So, I'll be looking around for one in the next few days.

The final adjustment - and one I think will definitely be useful - was the addition of a second program to my aids. At work, I spend most of my time in a huge, glassed-in room with a lot of hard surfaces and relatively thin carpet. There's a lot of noise in that room, constantly. So the audiologist set me up with a program that will quiet the noise to my sides and behind me and focus on the sounds right in front of me, like the customers I need to help. I hope to try it out tomorrow, during a relatively quiet time, so I don't feel overwhelmed attending to my aids and work.

It was a good appointment. I'm hoping to not have to go in too much, though I'll have a six-month appointment coming up. We'll see where I'm at when the time comes.

1 comment:

  1. The epoqs didn't work for me at all, but I know people who love them. Good luck!


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