Hi MDB, thank you so much for taking the time to reply, I really appreciate your time
I have begun to accept that I will never be able to hear the frequencies I was hoping to hear in the way that I wanted to again.
In which case I will have to re-evaluate what is possible and find work arounds to be able to continue my quest of getting better at mixing, if only for my own amusement etc.
When I first went into audiology at my local hospital in 2017, my Grand Canyon dip as I like to call it started around 4k, I was given free HA’s by the NHS which were I believe Signia Synergys (may have that wrong) they were the behind the ear type, with the thin tube that went into the ear etc.
It was a real eye opener as to what I had been missing, and a bit painful and intense at first, but I stuck with it and in fairness was doing ok with them, unfortunately I have a few sensory issues (autistic traits etc and some other things I won’t go into on here) then one ear would get quieter or stop working all together, I had problems getting them in my ear from the very beginning, it all became a bit much in the end, so I went back to the hospital and said I think they are really helping, but I am forever having issues with them, which I can’t really sort out whilst in work etc.
I told them I really don’t care what they look like, so they gave me thicker tubes, which I thought would be easier to keep clean or remove blockages etc, they also took a mould of my ear and made new endings where the dome would normally be on the thin tube versions etc.
I think I had the wrong visualisation of what I was going to be receiving. I thought the moulded ones would go right in the canal, but they didn’t, since I have had them they have done nothing but whistle really loudly, hence why I stopped wearing them, I thought I would soldier on as best I could etc.
So my current situation, is I am going back on the 28th of this month to the hospital, for a re-test etc, and hopefully something a bit better than what I had before.
After talking to the audiologist who cleaned my ears out of wax (with micro suction, which I must add is much more comfortable than the old jetting of water etc), he did mention the frequency lowering technology but I kind of dismissed it hoping to be able to hear the Freq’s I desperately wanted to hear again.
I have now accepted from the replies on this thread, that is extremely unlikely to happen.
The other problem I have is, very very tiny ear canals, which can close over even more whilst wearing head phones etc, which would probably scupper the test etc. I also didn’t know what was tinnitus or the bleeps as there were all kinds of crazy sounds going on etc.
So my current plan is to see how good the free ones are from the hospital etc (as I am in a terrible financial pickle through not being able to gig, due to the pandemic etc) and to also find out if going private and getting something better would be beneficial and maybe trying to get some kind of payment plan etc.
The Widex moments sounded perfect, especially with the zero latency pure sound technology etc.
Anyway I have waffled enough, thank you so much for your response