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  1. Nita Thomas

    Ear Canal itches or feels full...

    So what do you do when after putting in that hearing aid you find your ear feels like it's itchy or maybe like your ear is blocked? when that happens to me I just pull out my ear buds --- new hearing aid doesn't use ear molds, just a little so air can get in again. But seriously, what do you...
  2. Nita Thomas

    Picking a new hearing aid

    I wondered if anyone has tried the new Hearing Hero aids. What sort of things do you look for when picking out a new hearing aid. The aid for Hearing Hero says that hearing aids are more harmful than originally thought because they shove sounds down our ears and the other newer (Hearing Hero)...
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    Hearing Aids too powerful?

    Hi I got new hearing aids about 2 years ago and when I recently had a test for vocabulary understanding without the aids, it was way down. Has anyone experienced this? I have a high frequency deafness and the aids were purchased through a vocational rehab program since I work. I have since...
  4. Nita Thomas

    Odd person out ?

    Since I have partial hearing and good verbal communication, I often find that I am the odd person, caught in the middle and not really able to fit in anywhere. Does anyone else have that same issue? I did not learn to sign or read lips as a child. As an adult I know when a person's mouth is...
  5. Nita Thomas

    Ear molds for hearing aids - what kind are most comfortable?

    I am having a very difficult time with the newer soft ear molds. Unlike the hard plastic ones I had with the air holes that made wearing seem easier, these ones have no air holes, they seem to pop out of my ear very easily and I am not always aware that they are not fully inserted in when that...
  6. Nita Thomas

    Do you have a service dog for the deaf?

    I am really interested in getting a service dog for myself. I have a high frequency deafness and sleep pretty soundly. Not hearing warning signals or my telephone is a problem. I also don't hear the doorbell ring if I am not in a certain distance from it. I want to know what the fees and...
  7. Nita Thomas

    Dogs for the deaf?

    I tried to contact an agency to check on a service dog for the deaf in Michigan and got no response whatsoever. I wondered what fees are involved and how to cover vet bills for the dog. This is something I am interested in because when I pull out my hearing aids I miss a lot of things, and I...
  8. Nita Thomas

    Hearing Assistance For Vehicles - Driving On The Road

    Safe Driving is important. What products are available to help the deaf or hearing impaired to know when a siren is going on while driving? Specific -- to alert us where to look and to pull over if needed. This is for Police, Fire, and Emergency Vehicles. Sometimes they pull up and I really...
  9. Nita Thomas

    Earrings With Over The Ear Hearing Aids?

    I am considering getting my ears pierced but I wear over the ear hearing aids. So do the pins in pierced earrings cause problems for wearers?
  10. Nita Thomas

    Hello Everyone Grandma Here

    I am a senior citizen with high frequency nerve deafness. They did not have hearing aids for me until I was in high school. Of course, hearing aids do not restore all the lost hearing. I wondered what kind of problems others have trying to fit into a hearing world. The biases that I have run...
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