Saturday, April 25, 2009
Feedback Driving Me Crazy
I think the feedback from the hearing aids has officially beaten me. I hate to admit this, but the feedback is so loud and annoying that I find myself putting the aids in later in the mornings and taking them out earlier in the evenings. When we go to church I don't even take the hearing aids. Then I worry that her auditory nerves aren't being stimulated enough. My emotional state has been pretty good lately, but this week I'm back to feeling sorry for myself. I hate that my baby has to wear hearing aids, I hate the loud feedback, and I hate that the hearing aids aren't even really helping much. Even after completely maxing out the volume on her high powered digital hearing aids, she still doesn't respond to ANY environmental sounds!
To all you experienced D/HOH mommies: Any suggestions on dealing with the feedback? We've tried the Otoferm and we've tried double dipping and triple dipping the ear molds. I read about using Comply Soft Wraps at the end of the sound tubing INSTEAD of ear molds. Anyone tried this option?