Went to the audiologist and picked up some relatively inexpensive hearing aids on Friday. Wow. I can hear high frequencies again. So there are some things I know I have to get used to. I thought I had been shot when someone wadded up some paper behind me at the office on Friday. But my father who has been wearing aids for 25 years said that will tone down. I can hear my kids again, and right now I can hear them playing in my back yard. That is very cool.
I am concerned about not having volume and some other bells and whistles though. Last night we did a fund raiser for a kids cancer charity and 70 firefighters shaved their heads. Firefighters are very prolific breaders and the room was full of kids and people having a good time. I had to pull out my aids because of volume. But when I did use them I could actually understand conversation in the room. So it was great, I could understand people, but then the volume hurt at times.
I am not sure what to do. I could move on up to something a little higher end. But is it worth it. Or my audi said he could put me in some Phonaks with Core technology, but the sound isnt as good, but more bells and whistles. He has some Audeo Yes V’s in Core he can give me a great price on. But he did say he has had some reliability problems with some Audeos Yes before.
What do you folks think? My audi says my hearing loss is so cookie cutter easy to fix he hates to see me spend a bunch of money, but I go from quite office to loud party, so maybe I need to spend some money.