Thank you for the helpful replies. Seems to me from what has been said that my LF loss will not affect conversation listening but I enjoy listening to music so I am hoping HAs are going to benefit me at both ends of the scale.
I have my audiometry report in front of me and don’t understand how to read the BC results - all I can see is the BC symbol at 1KHz is at the zero decibel point on each graph.
There is another line on both graphs, near the bottom - each ear showing the same. Are these the test results for loudness tolerance? If so, I am confused why this was performed and how the results were measured. I was told to indicate if sound became too uncomfortable but I didn’t indicate at all although I was on the point of doing so before she stopped.
I can ask my Audi to explain it to me when I go for the fitting next week. Have to say, whilst I love their prices, I was not impressed by the Audi at my Costco. Seemed very rushed and didn’t give me much of an opportunity to ask questions. I am considering going back to my ENT although as the consultation fee is quite costly I am wondering if it will be worth it if all he is going to say is the same as last time.
As for cold water exposure, yes I probably developed the exostoses when I used to windsurf in the UK in the 80s and 90s.
I am living in Queensland, Australia now - the water is a lot warmer