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Suffering from bilateral hearing loss. Is there any option for widex sv ?

My grand niece (1 year 3 months old) was diagnosed as having bilateral severe - Profound Hearing loss . Audiologist prescribed hearing aid is Widex SV 38 to both years. Is there any other make for this hearing aid as this is very costly.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jul 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
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u need to talk to your audiologist ...there are lot of hearing aids available..pick the ones which suits your budget..and sometimes the brands will vary in prices..u can definately get the best one with a lower price..take care
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sumit Bhatti's  Response
1. First and foremost I must emphasize that you have done well to recognize the hearing loss at her age. It is important to know that if sound does not reach the brain within the first few years, she may never develop the ability to understand speech due to a process known as Neural Scavenging where that part of the brain reserved for hearing is taken up by the other senses. A hearing aid is a priority to amplify as much sound as possible.
2. The Widex Senso Vita SV 38 is expensive at about Rs. 38,000 each.
3. The Unitron 360 is an equally powerful 4 channel hearing aid which will cost about Rs. 22,000 each.
4. You may contact through or via online consultation / e-mail / phone on this site. If you can share her test results, you may even arrange to get a set of hearing aids programmed and couriered to you.
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