Hello everyone. So this morning, I went to my local hospital to collect my hearing aid. I have some mild hearing loss so I’m trying a behind - the- ear model for my right ear, and will see how it goes. I had a very satisfactory fitting with a nice audiologist, and have come home and spent the past 90 minutes fiddling around with it. I am wearing it now.
The thing is, it has reminded me that I suffer from numb fingertips - ie. I don’t really have full feeling in them. I’ve had this for years and have never quite been able to feel my pulse (but I’m still alive!) and I have some problems with manual dexterity (think this is a ‘fine motor skills’ sort of thing). Also my hands can occasionally feel cold when the rest of me isn’t. I hadn’t thought very much about this before, but feeling around on top of the hearing aid (whilst actually wearing it) to adjust the volume and change the programme is rather tricky. I shall keep practicing with it and I will have a review with the Audiology Department in six weeks, but I’m now wondering if I should have asked for another kind of hearing aid. It’s a bit like the numbness in the feet which I always have to some degree.
Feeling a bit annoyed with myself…has anyone else had this?