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    Default Anyone using a hearing aid?

    I'm a bit depressed tonight. I always knew my hearing had deteriorated over the years, and I've suffered with tinnitus for 7+ years, but I didn't think that it was bad enough at my age (I'm 35) to need a hearing aid.

    Is there anyone else out there that uses an aid? Can you tell me that it is awesome, and that I won't even notice it after a while?

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    Bump. Anyone?

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    aww babe.
    I have lost all hearing in one ear and am now at 40% of the other ear.

    I am about to try an aid but am on the list for a stapedectomy (sp?) in one ear and then after 6 months, the other.

    It is so isolating and i had some real dark days when I realised how bad it was.
    I will be 100% deaf by the end of the year.

    One of my good friends has an aid and says its truely awesome.

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    Hi there,

    I worked in a hearing clinic for a couple of years, Hearing loss is truly awful and isolating and I feel for anyone that does suffer from it. But am happy to say that there are such a variety of aids out there now. They do take a little while to adjust to however once you are use to them they are great. Enjoy your new world you will be amazed at what you will hear.

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    Ish, I'm so sorry to hear that. My loss isn't nearly as bad as that - I feel bad for whining now. Especially as my loss was self inflicted by going clubbing in my younger days. The motorcycle probably didn't help either.

    I hope the surgery goes well for you.

    I'm just hoping that I've got some medical cover. I've just noticed that there is a 3 year waiting period with my new health fund, and I'm not sure whether my old fond had any cover. I can't believe that the cost is so high.

    And thanks fichicken. Other than the stigma of having to use aids I am looking forward to the (hopefully huge) improvements.


 

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