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I just emailed my audiologist to see what she has to say on Monday.  As it stands, though, it's looking like I have a bigger issue with my hearing than originally thought.

 

My hearing aids were sent out yesterday for repair.  I've got a loaner pair right now.  The issue I was having with them was they would occasionally cut out, leaving me fully deaf in one ear as that ear canal was obstructed by a non-functioning hearing aid.  I started to get suspicious when the loaner pair continued to do the same thing.  

 

So when it happened while I was standing next to my microwave, which had the fan on, I took a hearing aid out to turn it off and back on again, thinking that might fix the problem.  Well, new problem.  I still couldn't hear the fan with the hearing aid out.  This tells me it's not the hearing aids malfunctioning.  It's my ears.

 

Scary thought.  We'll see what Dr. Clark says on Monday.  I see her again a week from Monday anyway, but I'm not messing around with this.

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Carolyn Marie

That IS scary to contemplate.  I hope that, whatever the cause, a remedy can be found for it.  Best of luck to you, Dev.

 

HUGS

 

Carolyn

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MaryEllen

Wow! That is scary.  I hope you can find a solution to your hearing problem.

 

MaryEllen

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Jani423

I'm sorry to learn this is happening.  I hope your doctor can do something that helps.


Jani

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tracy_j

I hope it gets sorted. With any luck they will find a simple underlying problem and sort it so you don't need an aid at all!

 

Tracy

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VickySGV

Having had a world class session of ear wax cleaning just before I got my newest set of aids, you have my full sympathies.  The clean out they did on me had netted an almost solid plug of 1/3 of my ear canal in one ear, and a 2/3 blockage of the other ear.  Hopefully no bugs embedded in the stuff they get out, if that is what they find. 

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Dev

Update to the update: I got a reply email from my audiologist this morning.  She said she took a look at my profile and is convinced there's something wrong with the hearing aid settings that's messing with my hearing.  She said she's certain it's not another problem with the ears, so when I see her next Monday we'll fiddle with things and make the whole problem go away.

 

I don't care if it takes a few more visits to solve the problem.  I'm just glad (and very relieved) she spotted something that would account for things.

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Jani423

That's good but its a shame you have to wait a week to see her.

 

Jani

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