By Peter Sweet, ReSound dot2 Hearing Aid User
In February of this year, I was involved in a car accident when the driver fell asleep at 3pm on a rural road here in Oregon. We hit a rock wall which flipped the Audi station wagon on its roof and we skidded down the road for 50 yards in the oncoming lane. Three hours afterwards, a Dept. of Transportation worker was sweeping glass off the road and noticed a hearing aid among the glass and debris and asked if anyone was missing one. I reached up to my right ear and discovered it missing. I put it back in and everything worked.
In June, I was mixing thin set for some tile I was laying. At the end of the day after tiling and doing yard work, I noticed I was again missing my right hearing aid. I looked everywhere including emptying three garbage cans of branches and couldn’t find the hearing aid anywhere. Having exhausted all possibilities, I spotted the plastic bag of leftover thin set. I poked the bag, felt something hard and voilà, the hearing aid was rescued from the mortar. After calling my audiologist, she recommended I clean it off with a soft cloth and try to carefully dig out any mortar from inside before it dried. Once again, a new battery and back working.
Oh… the aids have also made a couple of trips to the shower when I have forgotten they were in. Thanks for making a great product!