Sunday, August 21, 2011

I've levelled up!


I have brand new hearing aids free on the NHS! And they have volume controls! Yay!

As a truly bionic person I have now offically levelled up!*

Apparently not everyone is in love with their hearing aids. I can't understand it - I haven't got good hearing in one ear now, even with them, but it's a bloody sight better than it would be without them. So yay for being a cyborg!

You can see my previous aids here.

*Thanks to Lily-Razz for that phrase.

10 COMMENTS:

Old Kitty said...

Ooooh!! These are sleeker than your old ones - with less buttons! Hooorah for the NHS!!!!

Enjoy them!! take care
x

jjdebenedictis said...

Ooh, very sleek and stylish! You are obviously one of the suave, sophisticated cyborgs--not like those tiresome steampunk ones with the whirring gears and belching clouds of smoke.

klahanie said...

Ear, ear! I think those make quite the fashion statement! :)

Sarah Laurenson said...

If you attach a long white cord to them, you can pretend they're a secret Apple device that you've been chosen to test. ;-)

fairyhedgehog said...

Kitty, they really are sleek!

jj, I'd settle for clouds of smoke if it helped me to hear better. (But I'm glad the whirring and smoke isn't needed!)

Gary, *groan* they do indeed!

fairyhedgehog said...

Sarah, if I could persuade my husband that would work maybe he'd get the hearing aids he needs!

stacy said...

Those are cool! How do they work?

Your husband might want this iPhone megaphone: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/iphone-megaphone.html

stacy said...

When I say "How do they work?" I mean, how well do they work?

Mother (Re)produces. said...

Excellent!
I love my eyeglasses, and you'd better believe I'd be there with bells on (even if I could not personally hear them) if I needed a hearing aid. I at least want the *option* of ignoring what people are saying :)

fairyhedgehog said...

Stacy, they're much better than my last ones and I'm noticing the difference. For a start I can now hear the oven timer go off when I'm in the living room!

The right ear is a bit hissy - the ear just isn't working right since "the Crash" (which is what I find myself calling the sudden attack of whatever-it-was that left me deaf in that ear). None of it sounds quite right yet but it is clearer than it was and it always takes a while to get used to any changes. And I love having a volume control!

MRP, that's it exactly! And at least I know I'm doing everything I can to hear well *unlike some people*. (I.e. my Beloved, who is as deaf as I was before "the Crash" but won't get aids.)

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