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Subject : Re: Hearing Aid(s) Purchase -- Why So Hard?|
posted by shengchieh on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:59 pm
|Your problem seem to be more of SNR (signal to noise ratio) than|
volume. First all, scratch all the links I posted earlier. Those
models don't have directional device.
The only question I have left then is, does your hearing aid has
directional hearing? If not, consider that. If so, then I can't help
A normal hearing person has the ability to pick out a small sound
from a noisy environment. A HoH person can crank up HA, but
still would have trouble discerning. In my case, my discrimination
shot up when I switched to directional HA when they first came out
in the 70-80s (not sure exactly when). Now I use a phonak nadia which
does have directional hearing.
Another item to consider is a pocketalker.
This item is good if you need directional discrimination (or stronger
directional discrimination) occasionally. I used it in noisy restaurants.
You can even get extensions for various purposes. Unfortunately
this item is $150-$200 a few years ago and I wouldn't be surprised
if the price went up more.
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