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what are people's experience with hearing aids? I might need one (it'll be an nhs one) for partial hearing loss and APD. but my stepmum, who has the expensive hidden in ear ones, says they're not worth the hassle with feedback and ear pain. opinions?

    • BendNotBreak

      176d

      I have hearing aids for moderate hearing loss and also have auditory processing issues from autism. I love my hearing aids personally, but I use them with a ConnectClip, which I had to purchase myself (although apparently you can apply for grants from places like universities, charities, etc to pay for them). This allows me to turn down background noise and turn up the sound coming towards me or the clip, so I can also give the clip to my university lecturer to hear basically only her, or I can put it in the middle of a table and hear what people are talking about, but people further away are too quiet to hear. Even without the clip, my hearing aids are wonderful, I can hear music, birds, my friends' voices are clearer, and having conversations is easier. Sure, I have more wax, but that's a small price to pay for the benefits the hearing aids give me. I also clean the wax from my hearing aids by simply using dry cotton buds, it's quick and easy to do. You shouldn't have any feedback or ear pain. If you are, you should talk to your audiologist, and they should help you find a solution.

      • hello.its.me

        176d

        @BendNotBreak thanks! I'll definitely mention it to my gp and ask if I can get anything througj my dsa

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One person shared that they were recently diagnosed with hearing loss and just got their first pair of hearing aids. They described the experience as a mental adjustment, feeling a mixture of relief, excitement, fear, and anxiety. However, they also mentioned that they had to get their ears cleaned out because there was too much wax, and after using the hearing aids, they noticed a decent amount of wax on them. Another person mentioned that they got hearing aids for APD called Rogers, which are not available on NHS for free in the UK, but can be obtained through work or university as a reasonable adjustment.

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