Below are some of the questions that were asked during the ReSound Online Symposium, along with the answers provided by Laurel Christensen, Chief Audiology Officer for ReSound. If you have additional questions, post a comment here or contact us on Twitter @gnresoundus.
Do you recommend that elderly patients be given wireless accessories at their first fitting appointment?
Yes, the benefits of these accessories add to the overall experience. Patients will be successful in more environments and will usually have a better trial period with them.
What accessories are the most useful for elderly patients?
TV streaming and the mini-mic – for listening The remote – for manual dexterity.
What do you think will be the next big development in hearing aids for the presbycusic patient?
There will continue to be more accessories and improvement in accessories.
What is the main difference between NFMI and RF?
NFMI requires a streaming device be worn around the neck and has a short range. RF does not require this device and has a long range.
2 thoughts on “ReSound Symposium FAQs”
I was just fitted wt alera 7 today. The tube will not stay in my ear. I would have lost them the first hour if my heavy glasses had not been pinning them down. My glasses rest on the hearing aide as it sits up too high and my ears are sore. I get feedback at 6 inches, fm my glasses and even my hair blowing over them. Who designed this idiot triangle and what was he fitting them on because it sure wasn’t an ear. Other than the crappy design, they work fantastic when the feedback isn’t permanently squealing.
Thank you for your feedback and I’m sorry that you are encountering problems with the fit. There are multiple models that would potentially fit your ear better. You should return to your hearing care professional who originally recommended and fit you with these hearing aids. Typically hearing care professionals schedule follow up visits to ensure that the hearing aids are working for you and at that time, they make tweaks to better meet your needs. I would call your hearing care professional immediately to get this resolved. There are other styles that could work better for you. Best of luck!