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Hearing Tests - where?

Posted by Philealing - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by flobeck - 3 years ago

Actually Iguana Rock you are wrong they didn't try to sell me anything she referred me back to my doctor and said I needed an appointment with the specialist which I did.  They looked after my father even though he bought his hearing aid in England before he came over here they serviced/cleaned it and replaced the tubes regularly and never charged him a penny in the 4 years he went there they were brilliant with him. So I would thoroughly recommend them. Yes it is the one opposite the Kebab shop (on the corner)

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Posted by Philealing - 3 years ago

Thanks for the advice. I visited my doctor at 11am (earliest appointment when calling yesterday). She classified it as an emergency and got me a specialist appointment in Saint Brieuc for 1.30pm today. After testing I am now on tablets for fifteen days and one injection a day for five days, delivered by a nurse coming to the house. Another specialist appointment for next Wednesday. Let's hope I got it looked at in time.

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Posted by Iguana Rock - 3 years ago

I went to my doctor who gave me an ordonnance to attend CMC Morlaix hospital.

I personally would be concerned about going into a audioprothésiste as they would have a commercial interest in selling you their product so might not give the best/most accurate diagnosis. 

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Posted by countrydweller - 3 years ago

Philealing

My GP here in France dealt wth my most recent episode and knew exactly what it was and what to prescribe.The problem was first diagnosed years ago before I lived in France but my GP here did say he would send me to an ENT specialist if the problem persisted but fortunately it improved with the tablets.To be frank you will never get your full hearing back but the sooner it is treated the less the loss will be.

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Posted by mechanician - 3 years ago

My hearing problems started when I left the RN after 24 years in machinery spaces, known as occupational deafness and with Tinitus added. (Ear defenders were supplied but not much good at the time and you cant claim off the MOD). I asked my doctor here in France and he sent me to a doctor in Carhaix who was hearing specialist (and spoke English) I was found to have lost more than 50% of hearing but as it was work related, nothing can be done!  I was given a graph of hearing ability and I used this to get 2 hearing aids (Left and right) from a company called Hearing Direct in UK. Help from CPAM is very little I am afraid and you have to pay for all your  aids and batteries here.

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Posted by Philealing - 3 years ago

Thanks for the comments. I have the first available appointment at my doctors. 11am tomorrow. will I need to be referred by her or can I (could I have) gone straight to an ear specialist?

The one in Rostrenen sound perfect. Is it on the main road opposite the kebab shop?

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Posted by Denise56 - 3 years ago

Get it checked asap!

I lost the hearing in my left ear overnight last September and unfortunately I left it a few days before seeing doctor (thinking it was wax) and so the treatment didn't work for me and six months on I am still deaf in that ear.

Good luck

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Posted by countrydweller - 3 years ago

PhilEaling

Did this happen suddenly perhaps overnight?If so this could be Sudden Deafness Syndrome-If you google it there is lads of info-It is amedical problem that needs prompt treatment in order to bring your hearing back;basically there is a sac of fluid in your ear which with age starts to press on the auditory nerve.Usual treatments are steroids or antiinflammatory;I have had this and the steroids usually do the trick however two other things associated with this problem is slight tinnitus and if you start to develop giddiness his can be corrected with anti vertigo tablets;but prompt initial treatment is the key

It tends to be hereditary so did your parents have it?

Or of course t could just be ear wax so take along something waterproof as he Doc will want to syringe your ear

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Posted by flobeck - 3 years ago

There is a Hearing shop in Rostrenen part of a group from Gourin and Carhaix. 2 lovely ladies who looked after my 91 year old deaf Dad for 3 years. I booked a test there for myself last year.

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Posted by Fashion1 - 3 years ago

Unlike eye tests, there are places that you can just walk in and have a hearing test done for free.

I can only give you ideas of Cannes or Nice, but off my head, I can remember 4 or 5 of them here so in the big cities thru-out France you should find one.

Best to ask your doc tomorrow. He will give you a simple one in the office if he is any good and/or a place to go.

Also make sure your insurance covers a hearing aid as they are expensive.

Do a google search for "audioprothésistes - brittany"