Would NHS aids be suitable for my mother?
My mother bought two hearing aids about five years ago and never really got on with them. She refuses to try any more because she has arthritis in her hands and said she cannot adjust the volume. Is there anything available via the NHS that would be suitable for her?
It is not unusual for older people with arthritic hands to believe that hearing aids are not suitable for them. However, with the significant developments and improvements in hearing aids over the last few years, they can now be programmed to an automatic setting which means the wearer does not have to worry about any of the controls. As long as she can insert and remove them from her ears (or have someone around to help her with this), there is no specific reason why she should not become a successful hearing aid user.