My mother-in-law has become increasingly hard of hearing over recent years but has refused point blank to consider a hearing aid. She finally gave in and we started the process, only to find that getting one on the NHS was going to be a long, long process and at 85, she ain’t got that long to wait. So we did a bit of research and went private. Do you know how much a pair of custom made hearing aids costs these days?
£2,480. Or 3,561 Euros. 4,325 US$. 6,733 NZ$. 6,086 Aus$.
Still, she needs them. Alarm bells should have rung when she arrived for her first appointment (a £30 return cab fare) to be told that “the computers have broken down so we can’t do the tests”. The computers had been down since early morning, why didn’t someone ring the nursing home to cancel the appointment?
So they were eventually fitted. A short honeymoon period followed but they soon became very uncomfortable and she developed a rash. The nursing home staff rang to make an appointment but keep getting the brush off, the comapny “can’t fit her in”, “it’s the holiday period”, etcetera, etcetera, etcera.
I am so going to kick butt on the phone tomorrow.