Wanted - hearing aids to borrow for a couple of weeks or advice
Posted by Minitoots
12 October, 2019 17:03
My 96 year old Dad has dementia and his NHS hearing aids are not working properly at the moment so they need to be sent off for repair. The problem is that it takes about 2 weeks for them to be repaired, in which time he gets extremely distressed and confused, so it's a bit of a vicious circle. We always explain to the audiology dept about the situation and ask for them to be repaired urgently but it's never less than 2 weeks. (He doesn't live in London)
I've no idea whether someone else's hearing aids would work for him but if anyone does have any spare ones and knows more about it than me, could you get in touch?
It appears that 'off the peg' ones cost about £500 for a pair, which none of us can afford.
If anyone has any other helpful suggestions, do let me know.