SOLSC Day 4
For quite a few years Kathy has had a difficult time hearing and following conversations especially in crowded places. Years ago she sneezed and caused a perforated eardrum. Although the ENT she goes to tried several things, nothing helped. Each year her hearing loss got a bit worse.
Well, finally she decided to look into hearing aids. After a hearing evaluation she met with the woman in charge of the hearing aid department (I am sure there is a more correct term) and she was given a trial set of hearing aids to try for two weeks.
These aids are supposedly the cream of the crop and their price tag would support this. It seems that these were the perfect two weeks to try these out since we had lunch out with friends in noisy restaurants and we had a show in Hershey.
Now, the aids still need to be fine tuned and she must get her own set since these are just loaners. But the hearing aids are not all we need to get for her. She needs a new phone as well.
You see, we have always had android phones. Turns out the hearing aids work only with an I-phone. It seems the phone connects to the aids so that the volume on the hearing aids can be adjusted using the phone. The phone also controls the TV volume for her so that if she needs the volume louder she can turn it up using her phone but it will not affect the volume I hear coming form the set.
The aids can also be set up so that she can answer her phone and talk using the aids, no need to hold the phone to the ear.
Wow, I guess things have come a long way since the old horn in the ear.