As a result of chronic ear problems, infections and surgeries as a child/adolescent I have been left with what I characterized as “mild” hearing loss, particularly in my left ear. As I’ve gotten older I’ve noted increased difficulty comprehending speech especially when attending a meeting or presentations in rooms other than a typically sized office. Public venues have been increasingly challenging as well. After months of “denial” I finally went for testing and evaluation. I anticipated the need for a HA in the left ear but was very surprised when the AuD recommended binaural fittings. I always felt my right ear was very good but apparently not :eek: based on the attached file.
I’ve been lurking here for a couple of days now and admit the info, for the most part, is unbiased and VERY informative. However, I remain confused particulary given the fact the testing AuD recommended fully automatic, binaural Widex Inteo BTE aids for approximately $6000 and a Licensed Hearing Specialist recommended Starkey Destiny 200 CIC with 4 manual programs, for the left side only, at a cost of $2400.
Any thoughts or recommendations are appreciated.