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Different people take different amounts of time to get used to their hearing aids. To get the best from your device it is beneficial to wear it as much as possible, ideally first thing in the morning until last thing in the evening.
Batteries generally last between 10-14 days, there will be exceptions to the rule. (in most cases You will hear a beeping sound to let you know that the battery needs changing)
Yes, ask them to bring your battery card/book with them.
We advise getting your ear mould retubed every 4-6 months. You will need to ring Chesterfield Royal Hospital for this.
Please see your hearing aid booklet for details.
If your hearing changes suddenly, contact your GP, if you feel the hearing is getting worse over time please contact the Audiology department, we will check your ears and your hearing aid, then advise you appropriately.
Telephones vary a lot, generally we advice you to hold the telephone receiver above your hearing aid, rather than holding directly over your ear. We do have further information regarding telephones and help available if you should need it.
Visit your GP who will be able to refer you to Chesterfield Royal Hospital ENT (ear nose and throat) department, sometimes this referral will be known as a 'one stop tinnitus' appointment, you will be seen by a doctor, have a hearing test then be helped accordingly by a specialist Audiologist dealing with tinnitus, who will give you help and advice regarding the management of the tinnitus.
Visit your GP for initial advice, they may then refer you to the ENT (ear nose and throat department) at Chesterfield Royal Hospital for an assessment of your balance symptoms and hearing. You may then be referred to see a Specialist Audiologist who will devise an individual plan for management of the problem.