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Is there any MN'ers out there who wear hearing aids or have experience of hearing aids please. I have some questions.

(3 Posts)
insertwittynicknameHERE Thu 21-May-09 09:14:27

I got both my hearing aid a couple of months ago now and have gotten used to them quite quickly. How I ever lived without them I don't know.

I have been ill for a few days (head cold, have had loads this pg) but when I woke up in the night last night I noticed that my right ear is all swollen.

I don't have any pain or earache and no excess wax/discharge etc. But I cant get my hearing aid in my right ear at all.I think it may just be the actual outside of the ear as opposed to the inner ear itself.

I rang the GP's this morning and cant get an appointment until a week on Friday, I am hoping to be better by then, but even so I made the appointment and will cancel it when/if I get better.

What I want to know is should I do anything, if later on in the day the swelling goes down should I still not bother with the hearing aid or should I try it in the ear.

I have asked my mum who has worn an aid since she was 8 and she didn't know. My brother who has also worn an aid since he was a toddler doesn't know what to do.

insertwittynicknameHERE Thu 21-May-09 11:11:21


jenwa Mon 01-Jun-09 20:48:20

Hi just seen this
I wear aids but have not had that prob, although I did lose part of the end (bud thing) in my ear afew weeks ago and I went to spec savers and they removed it for me (hearing aids from there). Is your aid imtact? What aids do you wear?

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