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Thread #44196 Message #2923872
Posted By: AllisonA(Animaterra)
09-Jun-10 - 09:40 AM
Thread Name: Musicians with Hearing Aids
Subject: RE: Musicians with Hearing Aids
My husband has had a very difficult and challenging time finding the right hearing aids that won't distort his fiddle playing. For awhile he was trying the most sophisticated, top-of-the-line (expensive!!!) aids, but found that it was over-kill. Now he's got a mid-range pair that seem to work just fine. The audiologist explained that hearing aids are really developed to work with speech frequencies, and that the "music" setting is for listening to recorded or electronically amplified music. She's delighted with my husband, who has such a sensitive ear and is so articulate about what he is hearing.
But what a journey this has been!