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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
terminal
> 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
appt
>
> 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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