Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Hearing Aid

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Lucey was fitted with her very own hearing aid. Lucey has been wearing a loaner since last fall. We had a dilemma...which one should we go with? The BAHA made by Cochlear or the Ponto made by Oticon. She has had a Ponto on loan and does extremely well with it. She hears almost normal on both sides when she has it on. The only issue was that our hospital where she has her surgeries does not deal with the Ponto. Only BAHA. I was set to change over to the BAHA but after talking to the specialist, she made a great case for sticking with the Ponto. So there....we will have to find a surgeon, when it's time, to surgical attach it to her mastoid bone. That will be another few years. I'll cross that bridge when we get to it.


I don't have a picture of her wearing her new aid. Darn! So here is a sweet picture to enjoy.



This is the Ponto aid, color too. It's on a black band so it blends in with her hair. The round center holds removable stickers. Right now she has a red and pink sticker with a heart. She likes changing up her style. HA!




This is the BAHA. The one we did not choose. We hear it gives more feed back. So far, Lucey's aid has been good about not making the squealing sounds. I also hear that their customer service can be difficult. That's only what I have heard.

If you have any questions about the aids....I can share what I know. I'm very happy she has one and she let's me know that she needs to wear it when she has it off.


xoxo

beth

1 comment:

  1. so nice blog... i like it...thanks for sharing

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