Today was my appointment with Hearing Therapist at Ropewalk Audiology.
I signed myself in at one of those sign in monitors and took my place in waiting room. I looked round for screen I read about that shows your name being called. And it was there. Very happy. First audiology department I have been to that does this. Hooray for them.
Ropewalk audiology deaf accessible
It was just a tv screen that shows your name. Your name shows up prior to being called. So that when it is your turn, you can look in direction of where you know member of staff will turn up at to call your name. It certainly makes life easier in the waiting room with one of these. I kept my eye on it. Until my Hearing Therapist came from a different direction to tap my shoulder, and see if I was Elizabeth Fisher. She recognised me still, even though I am sure she has many other patients. I don't have that good memory myself.
I smiled to her, and said I did not see my name pop up on tv screen. I was rather baffled. :)
We went through what was last discussed, which we couldn't believe this was just over a year ago when we last met. I told her I was here as I requested at my GP that I would like to transfer from Kings Mill Hospital to Ropewalk Audiology. I told her why.
My GP cocked up. But it still won't take long
It turns out my GP cocked up the process, because to transfer, you don't see the Hearing Therapist, but instead you see audiologist. So to get the balls rolling as you say, she tried to see if I could get in there and then for an assessment. But she couldn't. But I don't have to wait long, as my appointment with the audiologist is next Tuesday.
It could still be tinny
I want to add from what I learnt after discussion with Hearing Therapist today, that my hope of my mp3 player I have that I can hear on, (because this was made before law came in on volume levels), but finding very tinny, I have been told that if I do have Phonak Nathos hearing aids with sound enhancement, that I am likely to find it still tinny, but it does not mean I should not have these hearing aids for other benefits that I will experience. But time will tell if I get these hearing aids to see if that is the case with me, when I adapt.
So although I will possibly not meet all expectations. Some are better than none.