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New hearing aids echoey sounds??

has anyone had any problems with an echo sound when having new hearing aids?? my mum's had hearing aids for years and had new ones last week from spec savers.she had gone to amplifon but spec savers were closer.shes 87 in good health but we lost my dad last year..she shouldve had new ones last year but didn' these new ones she said are too echoey?? they said she would get used to them.she hasn't!she's put her old ones in.we have an appointment this week but she wants her money back..  anyone else had echoey problems?!! 


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,283
    They should be able to adjust them unless they're faulty. She shouldn't be hearing echoey sounds unless it's natural sounds she's got used to not hearing like the sound when she eats or her hair rustling.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,199
    I'm sorry your mum isn't getting on well with her new hearing aids. It does take time to get used to new ones though so she ought to persevere.  I'm a bit surprised she hasn't had free NHS ones, they have really improved over the last few years, very up to date and very small. I was told they are identical to the ones you can pay thousands for.  I get free batteries as well and maintenance. Worth a thought if she does get her money back.

    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • she had the nhs ones buy couldn't get on with those either.. she says the old ones worked straight away when she got them. I thought these did she could hear me when we walked out of the shop!
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,283
    The think is, hearing aids cannot bring back totally natural hearing. It's different and you have to get used to it. Often having more holes in the plug bit helps as it allows natural sound in as well. But only if she still has some hearing.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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