Tuesday, April 15

Audiologist Lesson For Me

Another lesson learned in my house today. Rebecca has been asking for a hearing aid for the last week in her non-implanted ear. I called her audiologist last week and she was at a CI conference so I couldn't get a hold of her. I left a message yesterday, but she was probably busy catching up from the week off. So, I called again today as I promised Rebecca that I would and I found out that her audiologist for her CI is not the same audiologist that she sees for hearing aids. Who knew, not me!

Anyway, I made the appointment for her to be tested to see if she could benefit from a hearing aid. It's in May. We'll see how it goes.

6 comments:

Tales from the CI Gal said...

I learn something new each day. Did not know that. Is there any reason she is asking for a hearing aid?

Valerie

Candice said...

Her school audi mentioned it a while ago. She thought it might be good to help keep the nerve stimulated on that side. She got a FM system for that side at school and ever since then she has asked for a hearing aid for home. She came home and said, "I can hear", meaning I can hear better with it. So, away we go...

Tales from the CI Gal said...

That is so exciting. I hope hearing aids help. I never had digital aids, but I hear they are fantastic. I can't wait to hear more.
Valerie

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am an audiology student with an interest in CIs. In St. Louis they always recommend wearing a hearing aid on the unimplanted ear unless speech perception testing indicates it does more harm than good. Many adult CI patients say that the hearing aid gives a better quality to the sound heard via CI. Sometimes the hearing aid helps them with localization of sound as well.

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Abbie said...

Hearing aid audi's and CI audis are two totally different breeds.

This is another new tip. Hearing Aid dispensers or audiologist now require a medical degree in order to charge the insurance company. This worries me because some audiologist are like used car salesman, they will sell you whatever they have regardless of whether it works for your HA or not. When I was researching CI's, I called one audiologist and he told me I was NOT a candidate based on my speech.