Hello! I have had hearing issues since I was a few months old due to a bout of meningitis.I had my first pair of hearing aids (Phonaks, I think) over 20 years ago when I was 10 years old. I ended up losing them and haven’t worn anything since (I am now 32).
At long last I went in for a hearing test about a month ago and am finally starting to do some research into what is available (and the advancements have been amazing since my first pair, wow!)
Anyways, some questions…
Since my word recognition score in my left ear is low, is there a possibility that this may improve with time and usage of aids, or will they mainly help with amplification only? The sounds I do hear in my left ear, generally sound muffled and voices sound as if I am underwater listening to someone talk.
Also, are there any aids that would best fit this sort of hearing loss?