An aid for an aid, bluetooth and forsooth
Saturday March 17th 2012, 10:11 pm
Filed under: Friends

My friend Andrea came over tonight: she’s the one whose hearing went from normal to far worse than mine in a very few short years and no one knows why. She got a cochlear implant a few months ago and has done so well with it that her other ear is about to be operated on, too.

She had an Icom receiver for her old hearing aids she would never use again, incompatible with her new set-up. It is designed to convey the sounds of my phone or the microphone at church via bluetooth straight to my hearing aids. With no ambient noise.

I did not even know there was such a thing.

Richard got it synced to my phone, but so far it doesn’t sync with my aids. I’m going to have to go to my audiologist and see if it can be done; I really hope so. It would work for Skyping, too, bypassing the crummy computer speakers: I would finally be able to make out clearly what everybody’s saying.

Whether it works out or not, it was very, very kind of Andrea and I am thrilled. (And hoping really really hard.)

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Oh, I do hope so too! Fingers firmly crossed!

Comment by Marian 03.17.12 @ 10:57 pm

Ooh. Does that mean you could listen to a CD on the computer, transmitted direct to the hearing aids as well?

Comment by RobinH 03.18.12 @ 5:41 am

That would be great if all the techno stuff works out. And there’s that beautiful baby again!I can’t believe how quickly Parker is growing! Send him some hugs from me.

Comment by Jody 03.18.12 @ 6:56 am

Hoping and praying!! What a kind gift.

Comment by Channon 03.18.12 @ 9:43 am

Ice cream? Go, Parker! Gee, if that new gadget works for you, does that mean we could talk a bit on the phone instead of these miniature email conversations?

Comment by Don Meyer 03.18.12 @ 9:48 am

My brother has given us a few hints re: hearing aids, so my husband will be making decisions soon.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.18.12 @ 4:01 pm

Oh, that would be grand! I hope the technology works out for you!

Comment by twinsetellen 03.18.12 @ 7:22 pm

I so hope, hope, hope your audiologist can make it work. What a wonderful concept, and generous friend. Fingers crossed as well.

Comment by DebbieR 03.18.12 @ 7:29 pm

Bless you, Andrea!!! She’s a true friend.

Comment by Joan 03.19.12 @ 6:06 am

that is awesome!

Comment by Bev 03.19.12 @ 8:21 am

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