I have been reading many posts and have learned quite a bit. This looks like a very helpful community and I would like to join in!
If I may pose a question: I am 38 years old, male and have been losing my hearing for ten years. It is getting to a point where I must do something. I am looking at Costco and their Bernafon Icos BTE open fit units at $1,599.00 ea. This seems like allot to me, but apparently it is cheap after reading other’s posts!
I question whether I should also have my hearing tested by another Audiologist? I had a test done at Costco; he set me up with a set of demo units which I used for only ten minutes as this was all the time left in our appointment. I found that I heard EVERYTHING. In my opinion, they were cranked up too much!!! I walked by a crying toddler and thought I was going to lose it… I could hear my wife talking to me 10’ behind me. I enjoyed hearing everything, but it seemed like too much.
Is this just a newbie’s reaction to hearing well for the first time or could it be that the audiogram was incorrect? I know that no one can say for certain, but I wonder if I should also go to another Audiologist just to see.
Is it a common practice to set someone up with a set of demo units for a weekend, or is this just not done? I wanted to ask, but I did not feel comfortable.
Thanks for reading my long post!