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Not sure of the name and have no experience of them but there is a place on Sukumvit just north of the Klang junction about opposite the orphanage that does them.

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Is there not an ENT and audiology section at one of the hospitals where they can test what hearing problems you have and then decide if you need a hearing aid? Hearing loss is not always down to simply getting old.

Cholesteotoma and fluid behind the eardums are two reasons I can think of and there are other reasons.

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You could go to any of the big hospitals around here. They all should have the right department for your hearing problems.

On Sukhumvit, Soi 41/2, directly beside the D-Pharma -pharmacy, there is a shop, which sells hearing aids.

Soi 41/2 is, when going North, direction Bangkok, on the right hand side at the beginning of the flyover to Highway 7.

There devices are mostly european models of a high standard but with a smaller price tag as in Europe or the USA.

There work is very professionell and quick. They have all the modern equiment to analyze your hearing problems and advice to the propiate hearing aids.

When I helped a friend, who is nearly deaf without the aids, to get new hearing aids, I found out about this shop. But the name just escapes me.

And even we encountered some problems (which where not about their work or attitude but by my friends personal side) we reached a fully satisfying solution for my friend.

I can only recommend them. Their work, their attitude, their solututions, their problem-handling has been one of the most professional handlings I have ever met in Thailand.

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Not sure of the name and have no experience of them but there is a place on Sukumvit just north of the Klang junction about opposite the orphanage that does them.

Dmed is the name and they stock a full range if hearing aids and hearing related paraphanalia, including custom molded ear plugs and in-ear headphones. Highly recommended.

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There is an audiology clinic on central road very close to TOT office. I parked at TOT then walked out toward the beach on the same side of central road. It is just a few meters from TOT. Professional audio equipment, test your hearing and assist you in selecting proper aids, then services them after the purchase. A female doctor who used to work at Pattaya Bangkok hospital. I purchase two and am quite satisfied.

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I've got a pair of small in-the-ear hearing aids made by Siemens Sietech. I bought them in the UK back in 2000, not cheap at around £1500 each, but touch wood they are still working fine over 13 years later. The company I bought them off, Amplifon, are not the cheapest but they give you free after sales service for the life of your aids. Every year when I'm back in the UK for a few weeks I get a full hearing check and they can recalibrate the digital hearing aids to take account of any changes. The few times I've had a mechanical problem (usually wax getting through the wax guard and blocking the hearing tube) they've fixed it free of charge. Personally I will always buy Siemens hearing aids based on my own experience. I'd also try and buy them in the West if you can rather than Thailand as the markets for hearing aids there are so enormous compared with this country they will probably be much cheaper.

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  1. I believe Siemans no longer makes hearing aids.
  2. DMed Pattaya on Sukhumvit is excellent.  I have bought 3
  3. hearing aids and “Fang” or “Mukda” are both great.
  4. The new Widex ‘Moment Aids” are fast and clear snd
  5. probably the latest in the market.  
    dMed is directly across from Pattaya Orphanage...
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I have a set of Phonak hearing aids that i am just about to upgrade to a newer model,

I have gotten 6 years out of my current set with no problems but the new phone connectivity option has pushed me to upgrade.

 

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On 3/8/2021 at 4:37 PM, moose7117 said:

I have a set of Phonak hearing aids that i am just about to upgrade to a newer model,

I have gotten 6 years out of my current set with no problems but the new phone connectivity option has pushed me to upgrade.

 

Moose

Where did you get them?

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4 hours ago, moose7117 said:

Eartone (Thailand) Co. Ltd
20 Sukhumvit 22
TH-Bangkok 10110

Phone 1: ++66 2 258 2348
Phone 2: ++66 2 259 250

Thanks, but living in Pattaya I don't really want to have to pay multiple visits to a shop in Bangkok, I was hoping it might have been somewhere in our fair city.

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A few words of advice on seeking a hearing aid specialist:

Must speak English

Must have updated soundproof hearing test station

Must offer real ear measurement test

I had a pair of Oticon OPN1 from Audimed in Bangkok.  Never a problem getting them checked/cleaned/adjusted.  However, on my most recent visit to the US, the Veterans Administration fitted me for a pair of Phonak Paradise 90 rechargeable hearing aids with fitted domes (vice the removable domes on my OPNs).  The Phonaks are superior......newer technology, better fit with the domes, but they're expensive.  

I don't know what level of hearing loss you have, but I'd suggest not trying to go cheap.  Almost any hearing aid is going to be an improvement, but I'd suggest trying a variety of hearing aids before you make the plunge.  All hearing aids take some time to get accustomed to them......be sure you can return in 30 days for a change if they don't work for you.  Good luck!

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13 hours ago, Guderian said:

Thanks, but living in Pattaya I don't really want to have to pay multiple visits to a shop in Bangkok, I was hoping it might have been somewhere in our fair city.

FYI Phonak are now offering a full web based system for your Hearing aids, this means the Audiologist can reprogram your aids remotely. and he /she can download info from the hearing aids remotely as well.

This is a big benefit as people like me who live/work in remote locations can get checkups without actually setting foot in the shop. 

 

modern technology is a wonderful thing.................sometimes.

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On 3/13/2021 at 8:20 AM, moose7117 said:

FYI Phonak are now offering a full web based system for your Hearing aids, this means the Audiologist can reprogram your aids remotely. and he /she can download info from the hearing aids remotely as well.

This is a big benefit as people like me who live/work in remote locations can get checkups without actually setting foot in the shop. 

 

modern technology is a wonderful thing.................sometimes.

Do you know how to contact anyone regarding web based programming for Phonak.  I inquired with Eartone in Bangkok about having a new set of Phonaks programmed.  In writing they said 1,000 baht for meeting with doctor, 1,000 for audiogram test, 1,000 each to program hearing aids.  I made an appointment and drove from Pattaya to Bangkok.  Upon presenting the hearing aids suddenly the price was 8,000 baht.  I objected but then rather than argue I said ok.  No appointment to see doctor and very short hearing test.  Upon entering the office to program the aids the person said, these are new never been programmed before,  I said yes,  He replied oh then cost is 16,000 baht.  I picked up my hearing aids and left.  

So I am looking for someone who can program the hearing aids.  I can send to the USA to have done and can get an audiogram at Bangkok hospital or Pattaya International.  If they can be programmed remotely, it certainly would be more convenient and faster. 

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On 9/16/2013 at 12:20 AM, grimblegrumble said:

Is there not an ENT and audiology section at one of the hospitals where they can test what hearing problems you have and then decide if you need a hearing aid? Hearing loss is not always down to simply getting old.

Cholesteotoma and fluid behind the eardums are two reasons I can think of and there are other reasons.

BPH, Pattaya International etc do have Hearing Departments, the equipment they use however for testing is rather old.

 

You must insist before any testing you want a full print out and not pay until provided. (I should warn you the print outs are very amateur!)

 

The shop on the Sukhumvit have little to no testing equipment and I quote "She uses her experience to set them up?"

 

Once it is agreed you want / need  a hearing aid then certain manufacturers come down from Bangkok, Phonak etc. (Even for BPH etc)

 

However I can with certainty inform you that they sell from stock available and do not have the latest type hearing aids, in fact they are "discontinued" old stock when checking on manufacturers sites.

 

Also the prices are highly overpriced.   I would say the latest hearig aids in the UK are 1/3 of the Thailand price for example.  In addition buying hearing aids designed say four years ago have no comparison to the latest technology.

 

So to sum it up, try and purchase when you visit the EU / UK. etc.

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