CB was brought into our Inverness office by her daughter to be part of a field study of new hearing aid technology. The daughter was wearing a Starkey brand hearing aid and felt her mother could also benefit from that type of hearing aid. Following testing CB decided to trial a pair of Starkey Ignite 20 hearing aids.
I fit the hearing aids and at a one week follow-up both CB and her daughter indicated they were seeing significant improvement in every area of her life. Slight adjustments were made and a second memory for restaurants was added (the daughter indicated she had a second memory in her hearing aid and CB wanted to try). Counseling followed regarding when to use the second setting. Over her next two visits, CB indicated she was hearing very well.
At her final follow up today, CB paid and completed a post-fitting questionnaire. In almost every situation we queried her on she indicated at least 40% improvement in hearing. CB is a “snow-bird” so we provided her several Starkey provider names for up North should any problems occur. Starkey is the largest American manufacturer of hearing aids and widely supported by hearing aid professional. We wished her safe travels and would see her in the fall.