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Hearing test.


After years of procrastination have finally succumbed, hearing is pretty ordinary, I'm sure I'll need aids.

So many firms to choose from, as well as differing reviews,unsure where to start.

Also wondering what is available as far as govt assistance is concerned, we're on a full pension.

Would appreciate opinions and experiences both good and bad.

Thanks in advance.smile

 

 



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Santa , If there is a Costco outlet near you they do full audiometric testing as well as optical testing - check them out.

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Don't be upsold from the basic free model. Hearing Aust, or are they now Australian Hearing, have support in NSW and Qld

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I use Hearing Australia  ( at Marion Adel SA ) I use the free ones and they seem to work well for me .



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I use Hearing Aust and use the basic ones on offer. I have worn aids for 20 years and always been more than happy with both the Hearing Australia the aids they offer and the extremely helpful staff. You certainly dont need to get any more than the base ones.



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Thanks for the replies people, there is a Hearing Australia branch close handy, will call and arrange an appointment.smile



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Done and dusted, had a hearing test with Hearing Australia, my lower frequency hearing is OK,moderate loss in the higher range.

They provided me with the govt supplied aids, set them up to suit me, very pleased with the result, I'm hearing sounds I've been unaware of for years, watching/hearing the TV is also much more satisfactory.

Hearing Australia were very professional, excellent outcome.smile



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I'm interested to know if you had 2 or 3 appointments to fine tune the hearing aids?

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Kebbin wrote:

I'm interested to know if you had 2 or 3 appointments to fine tune the hearing aids?


Morning Kebbin, had the initial test and setup a week ago, all seems good, have another appointment to fine tune in a couple of weeks.smile



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Make sure you pay the $46? annual sub, free batteries and maintenance for life

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So they tell me, certainly cant complain about that.

How long do the batteries last Craig? I was told about a week, haven't had one go flat as yet.



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It seems to depend on volume and time on, however they will dispense plenty to get you started and no issues with asking for more. Up to 2 weeks.

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My batteries usually last for a week. I use number 13 . I get a decending tone when they are flat.

If you are experiencing harsh tinny sound your  units may be set too high. take note of the sound as it can be modified to suit.

mine are set to default to volume 8 in the "universal " setting.

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My audiologist suggested pick a day once a week to give them a good clean (I use alcohol wipes) and change batteries then. She said if you go much past that they are not working at their desired 100%.



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drtooheys wrote:

My audiologist suggested pick a day once a week to give them a good clean (I use alcohol wipes) and change batteries then. She said if you go much past that they are not working at their desired 100%.


 Yep, the person I saw suggested similar.smile



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Hearing loss is one of the early signs of dementia? That's what a TV ad is saying. Ummmmm

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I got mine at Specsavers, supplied 12 months of batteries replacements are free with no additional charges.

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