Monday, April 28, 2008
Not so simple, but oh so good.
So when I first concocted my little plan about giving the hearing aid to the coach, I thought I would just show up at the gym the next day with it. Then I started doing a bit of research, and figured it could get a little more complicated. First, I needed to know if hers was for pediatric use only. Turns out, no. Then, I needed to figure out if there type of hearing loss was compatible. I know that he has severe loss. This hearing aid is perfect for it. The next piece in the puzzle is releasing it from Emmi's name. We have to get an audiologist to contact the manufacturer and switch it to his name. And then, the last little bit, is of course getting it programmed (these babies are digital). I was going to leave it up to him. Let him work that part out. After I started placing phone calls, I got some other people on board. They are working on finding him someone that will do the audiology on a sliding scale for him. Meaning, he will be out of pocket hundreds (or less!), instead of thousands. Very exciting. And I did all of this. Go me!