Sunday, July 19, 2009


On Tuesday July 15th, 2009. I went to the Audiologist because I had an appointment for a demo to try on different hearing aids. It ended up being very successful. I can hear some noises with the Oticon Connectline BTE ( Behind the Ear aids). The greatest thing was I heard the MUSIC out in the hall. I was looking everywhere because I didnt know where sound was coming from. I also heard this really loud shhhh noise. It happened to be my audiologist Computer! Isnt this great. I am profoundly deaf and I can use these OTICON hearing aids to get by. It will be alot of practice. I heard the F sound but I couldnt make out the words while she was covering her mouth. I am so happy that I have a chance to hear again. These hearing aids arent cheap. They are really really up there but if it takes to hear again. Ill do whatever I can. I had to order these special ear molds because the inside of my ear is red. They are red because I USE Q-TIPS. My last audiologist told me I COULD USE THEM!!! Can you believe? So thankfully, I got a 2nd opinon and this dr said NO Q-TIPS ARE BAD. I have to use MINERAL OIL to stop the itch. My ears are always itchy and the reason for this is because I was hurting my ears with the q-tips. Basically you take a tab of MINERAL OIL onto your pinky finger and just touch the outer part of the ear. THAT IS ALL**. So far so good it has helped.

Anyways, I have 2 free weeks to TRY THE OTICION CONNECTLINE hearing aids. It comes with alot of cool stuff. Theres so much to list so instead of listing this I am going to give you the exact website to show you what I will be getting. I am recieving the aids in 2 weeks. I try them for 2 weeks to see how they feel on me and if i like them and if they dont make me sick ( nacious, headaches), then I will buy them.

Theres this device where I wear around my neck that lowers to volume of the aids. There is an IPOD device for music. There is also a TV**** button. There is also a cellphone bluetoot button. While I had both aids in I was able to understand most of what the demo guy was playing on YOUTUBE. It was a commerical. I was able to get bites and pieces without looking at the screen. It was amazing.

These aids are basically for people who have profound loss. The gentlemen who works for OTICON was AMAZED* of the outcome. He wasnt expecting me to be completely deaf and having these aids in I was able to hear some noises.

I have to go back to speech therapy since I am not doing well with lip reading. I have all my life, and i dont know why I am losing it now. My audiologist did bang bang bang on the door and I thought she only knocked once. Thats okay she saids I just need a little bit of practice to get back to where I was.

Check out the hearing aids im getting. Here is a picture of what they look like as well as the link to the Oticon website. clicking here

The hearing aids are on the Left Side and the Kit is on the right.You dont have to purchase the entire set. You can purchase just the aids if you prefer. In my situation, I benefit from the Connectline device really well. That is why im buying the entire kit. I am getting the aids in Light Blue color.

I am going for my ABR test hopefully in the next 2 weeks. For some reason the hospital I wanted to get it done by is giving me a hard time and doesnt think my NEW audiogram by my NEW AUDIOLOGIST is correct because they said " MY SPEECH IS VERY GOOD". Which has nothing to do with it!!!!!!!!!! grrr.. So thankfully my audiologist is so kind and she is going to find me someplace else.




Frieda said...

Dani, I'm so excited for you!!! I would love to see what you are getting, but you don't have the link here. I will check back later...

deafdude said...

That's great to hear(pun intended) that you hear so well! Are your HAs the Sumo model? I sometimes wonder if I should hear better. Have you seen my blog? There's so much im still learning.

I still think alot of people who are considering a CI should not be so quick to give up on trying the best HAs. You did and now you hear great! I am not interested in CI either unless I lose all my residual hearing.

Have you gotten a chance to scan your current and older audiograms? If not, what db loss do you have for each frequency? Your audiologist says your loss is now profound, does this mean your loss is at 90db or worse at all frequencies?

tammy said...

That's very exciting Dani! It's amazing the technology that's out there today! Hope these work well for you, you sound very excited!

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