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orgenm at juno.com orgenm at juno.com
Sun Jun 1 16:21:35 EST 1997

In article <19970527050001.BAA19027 at ladder01.news.aol.com>,
  rsiegel663 at aol.com (RSiegel663) wrote:
> I have worked with a number of different hearing aid manufacturers
> over the last 20 plus years in this field.  If I may I would like to ask a
> few questions
> about your situation.
> 1.   Why did the aids need to be sent back two times before you took them
> home?  Fit? function? mixture of both? BOTH
> 2.   Were you tested with them on before they were sent back? yes If so, how?
with the aids in my ears and wires connected from the aids to the computer
> 3.   Why did you have to wait three weeks to get your aid repaired?  Or
> was that the repair plus appontment wait? 2 wks for the repair; 1 wk for the
> There are some truly bad companies out there and mistakes can be made by
> good companies too, but don't throw out the baby with the bath water
> either.
> Any company is restricted by the impression and information it receive
> from the dispensing facility.  i.e. bad impression , bad fit.  This is not
> to say you cant get a bad fit from a good impression, it's just not as
> common.
> CIC fittings are listed by most as a more difficult fit top complete than
> any other type of unit, but the benifits observed are well worth the extra
> effort.
> Was the sequel circuit you received programmable?  Yes
> Please don't condemn them from one experence and don't short change
> yourself by giving up on hearing aids.  They do work.
> Robert Siegel, M.S. CCC-A, BC-HIS

Also, Other things being equal, in order to minimize the visibility of
cic's, would you say the plate color for a fair skinned person should be
relatively lighter or darker?

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