I recently went and had a 3 year old check up at my local NHS hospital. For the first time, no upgrade was available to any more recent technology. Although they did perform a real ear measures check and re-programmed my hearing aids more accurately, which resulted in music being fantastic!
I wear Oticon Spirit Synergy hearing aids. Has this been anybody else's experience ?
Update: I did receive a phone call yesterday from an audiologist about my query. They said that as far as they were concerned the Oticon Synergy was the latest technology available, and there was no reason to upgrade to anything more recent. They also made an appointment for me regarding some issues I've had with background noise. This was part of my query originally.
Thinking about it, I would imagine it's also because Oticon are yet to do a new deal with the NHS, unlike Phonak, with the Nathos range. We will probably see something in the next 1 to 2 years.
Thanks for the reply.
This is worrying. I have emailed my hospital and have received no reply to my query about the next upgrade, nor was there any explanation as to why an upgrade was not available. Of course, under-funding is a reality, but it would be nice if there was some explanation/justification.
I haven't been offered any upgrade for about 3 years either (since getting the Spirit Synergy's as an upgrade from the Spirit Zest) and I have been in regular contact with my audiology dept for various struggles with various environments - most recently today.