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Hearing Aid (moved topic)

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:07 pm
by Rej
I finally have to admit what my wife has been saying for years; I am going just a tiny bit deaf.

Can anyone give me the name and contact details of a specialist who could supply me with a hearing aid. (Preferably someone who speaks English quite loudly.)

Re: Hearing Aid

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:36 pm
by Kilkis
I think you are near Chania, Rej? If so I would recommend Theophanis Lambrinakis. He is a private ENT specialist who can certainly do the hearing test for you and provide the hearing profile needed in order to get a hearing aid. I am not sure if he can actually supply the hearing aid itself but I am sure he will be able to tell you where to take the prescription. Both my late wife and I used him for other ear problems and found him very professional and not expensive.

Contact details: Land Line 28210 28003 Mobile 6945 947943. He is at 17 Tzanakaki Street, Map here. As you walk up from the National Bank of Greece the building is on the left hand side just before a large café. There is a passageway and the entrance is on the left hand side about half way along the passage. Not sure which floor he is on but there are signs in the window next to the door.

Warwick

Re: Hearing Aid

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:04 pm
by bobscott
LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GET ON RICHARD!
(shouting so that you can hear me!)
Bob.

Re: Hearing Aid

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:54 pm
by moved 2 crete
Rej we have used our hearing aid specialist and maker/fitter for the last 10 years, the name of the business is Ear Plus, the owner is Demitris Xepapadakis, address Chania 10 to 12 Sfakion Street tel 28210 20450 e-mail http://www.earplus.gr, ring for details how to find it, no car park but large parks nearby, all the staff speak excellent English, there are over the ear and inside the ear models at a variety of prices, hope this helps. :)

Re: Hearing Aid

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:40 pm
by Carolina
I second the Ear Plus recommendation, above. You will need to see an ENT doc to do an audiogram but you can go to Ear Plus first and test out the aids.
Dr Lambrinakis (mentioned by Warwick above) is also with IKA/EOPYY so you can get a free appointment for the audiogram if you have a Greek health book.

Re: Hearing Aid

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:32 pm
by Kilkis
Carolina wrote:...Dr Lambrinakis (mentioned by Warwick above) is also with IKA/EOPYY so you can get a free appointment for the audiogram if you have a Greek health book.


Is that still the case, Carol? I know he used to be one of the two ENT specialists who had clinics in the IKA building at Souda because my late wife first used him there. The next time she went he was no longer there and only the second specialist was serving IKA patients. He was completely useless so we started seeing Dr Lambrankis privately. That was five or six years ago.

Every specialist I have used in recent years told me that they stopped working for IKA because they waited years for payment and often IKA would arbitrarily reduce the payment when they eventually did pay it.

Warwick

Re: Hearing Aid

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:26 pm
by Carolina
Kilkis wrote:
Carolina wrote:...Dr Lambrinakis (mentioned by Warwick above) is also with IKA/EOPYY so you can get a free appointment for the audiogram if you have a Greek health book.


Is that still the case, Carol?

Warwick


He is still on the list of EOPYY doctors ( www.eopyy.gov.gr/MedSupplier ) so I assume this still stands. I saw him less than 2 years ago at his surgery on Tzanakaki St., he takes a limited number of EOPYY patients each week at his surgery and you must call in advance and make an appointment, letting him know you are looking for an IKA/EOPPY appointment.

Re: Hearing Aid (moved topic)

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:26 pm
by Kilkis
OK. I've never asked him for an IKA appointment. I just assumed that when he stopped working at Souda he had also stopped doing work for IKA. The last time I saw him he spent over an hour treating me plus a follow up visit and charged €30. It's worth that to me to just walk in and get seen without an appointment, especially when I'm in pain. He is very good.

Warwick

Re: Hearing Aid (moved topic)

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:19 am
by moved 2 crete
Rej, good advice from Carolina, see Demitris at Earplus first, then he recommends a specialist to do audiogram very near to his premises, then back to him and he does the rest straight away, one stop shopping. :)

Re: Hearing Aid (moved topic)

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:47 pm
by Rej
Thanks for all the advice. Most helpful.

Re: Hearing Aid (moved topic)

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:27 pm
by Rej
All done with part of the cost funded by IKA. Thanks everyone.