How do y’all describe your hearing loss? I try to get my wife to understand why I have trouble understanding her.
My loss is in the severe to profound range. Generally sound volume is not so much of a problem as lack of clarity especially in a reverberant environment (even in my living room if my wife is not close). It sometimes sounds like people are speaking from the bottom of a barrel. And, of course, noisy places are much worse.
I have KS7 aids. Maybe I should get them tweaked. I’m eligible for insurance coverage for new aids every 3 years, (next year).
I have a setting with frequency shifting turned off but can not notice a difference from the default. There is also a music setting but again little difference.
The noisy setting seems to provide very little help. In small group meetings (in a quiet room) I turn the volume all the way up but it helps very little. Mainly a higher volume setting makes noise from my hair and from putting on glasses much louder.