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Subject : Re: Power RIC|
posted by kip on Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:51 pm
|kgm32, thanks for your reply input. The very first HA office, I visited -- my little CIC's had an outside volume controled by a tiny screw head. The fitter told me that I was never to touch that little screw head - that she would do the adjusting, because I might damage it. So, I went home and got out all of my many, many tiny screw drivers I had been using all of my life - turned on a bright light, saw where the low and high marks were on the volume control -- went about adjusting the volume control, myself - and never asked her a question, again; for, I soon discovered she was not truthful in her 30-day trial agreement and the HAs were not working, at all for my hearing loss. Just too much wrong with them and I ended up paying a trial fee, even though I met all of her rules and regulations. My next trial was a local audio, tried for the trial period, but maker wouldn't listen to her problem solving, so she and I decided I should move on. My next trial was out of town, audio had no idea what she was fitting - 600 mile round trip, 2nd time around -- did refund most of my money; but, not without words (and her personal hygiene was terrible -of which I reported). Then, the next was a local smooth con game -- lost $3,990.00 on that one (I turned that one over to my God, Almighty). Then next fitter's appointment was a "bait and switch" - no takers from me, though. Then the last before I found AH -- five years with this Audi -- but didn't seem to know the software and how to program; but, was willing to try some more. This last audi was the only fitter I considered truthful; but there was a professional line I couldn't cross as a "chair-partner helper", that I needed to be. So, after 8 years and out of pocket of $15,000.00; and, still didn't have success, I went to the Internet, found this very Message Board, which posters posting, introduced me to AH. I did my homework, took my time posting and reading on this Message Board -- then, called AH - success, at long last. I am going on my 6th year with AH. How long I can still be fitted with hearing aids?? I have no idea; but, I'm just glad, at present, to be able to hear what I want and what I need to, thanks to AH being able to fit my hearing loss. Way back when I started (with my hearing loss), I knew nothing of how|
The System worked; but, found out very quickly. This knowledge just made me dig my heels in deeper; and, each time I didn't find success, I just moved on to the next, and to the next, and to the next, etc. My hearing loss/hearing aids history is the very reason, I say, "IMHO, hearing loss is terrible, The System is still broken -- and will it ever be fixed ?? Probably, never; but, at least no, not in my life time". As for me, AH has listened to us, has "broken out of the box", and is trying something for the HOHers that few professionals have tried, before. I can ask no more of AH, nor should I. If, by accident that night searching the Internet, I hadn't come across this very Message Board, I know (for sure and in my heart), I would still be blindly searching, locally for some kind of assisted aids for my hearing loss.
My personal history is why I still post to this Message Board, from time to time. There are readers, coming to learn knowledge not given to them by a lot of the professionals; and, at least come away with some kind of hope; at least I sure hope so. This is another reason the Search Messages by Content or Date Riange, on the blue search strip, above, is so important.
Again, hope you find a fitter that knows a lot about the Power RIC you need and want. Maybe, some of the "old but good" posters will come back and give you a "hand up" in your search request.
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