Here is the progress of my fitting.Ã‚Â My audiologist noticed that my ear canal was verrry narrow when she did the impressions for the inserts the aid builder makes.Ã‚Â Every ear canal is different.Ã‚Â The TransEar oscillator is inserted all the way into the outer ear canal past the "second bend in the S curve".Ã‚Â At that point in the canal (the ear drum area) the skin is thin and the bony portion of the canal is most accessible to the oscillator.Ã‚Â This is where the TransEar oscillator needs to vibrate.Ã‚Â
I am told by an expert at TransEar this:Ã‚Â If this area is miniscule in size we will have minimal contact for vibrations to pick up.Ã‚Â We want maximum contact.Ã‚Â Now the insert apparently has a bulbous end to make gentle pressure against that contact area.Ã‚Â Will we be able to insert the piece into my ear comfortably?Ã‚Â How small will we have to make it to get it to slide in there?Ã‚Â The audiologist has to shape the piece little by little to make it fit for me.Ã‚Â TransEar will work with us on this.Ã‚Â I will surely report all to you.Ã‚Â Just remember that your ear is probably better suited to a good, large oscillator insert.Ã‚Â So I want to encourage others to go for the TransEar and give it a try.Ã‚Â
I think my fitting will begin this week.Ã‚Â I believe this instrument has great promise for SSD.Ã‚Â We will see for my case.Ã‚Â If I can go through Translab, I can go with this.Ã‚Â And it is not anything like surgery!
I had no idea my ear canals were so small.Ã‚Â On the other hand my Mother is 5 feet tall, and I have a sister 4"10".Ã‚Â I am 5"4" and probably inherited some tiny traits.Ã‚Â My good ear has a bigger canal, go figure!Ã‚Â Is this deaf ear having atrophy?
Please, any nurses out there, tip me off if I need your information.