This is my first experience with hearing aids, so I may have unrealistic expectations. I’m hoping those with experience can offer some advice. I have about a 70dB loss in the left ear and about 40dB in the right (don’t have actual audiogram to post actual values right now).
I’m having trouble getting my aids adjusted so that the hearing in both ears is the same (or at least close). I feel my right ear is pretty good, but my left ear still has a signifigant loss compared to the right even with the HAs on. It’s very uneven - I would say that the right ear hearing is at least 2x better than the left. I had hoped that with the HAs I would feel more balanced. The hearing in the left is still too poor for me to talk on the phone on that side, so I feel that something is not right.
How do you explain to your audi that you feel that one of your HAs needs more than just some “fine tuning”? How do your audi’s check their adjustments while you’re in the office? Mine just asks me “how’s that sound?”. But, I find that it’s very difficult to judge the adjustment by just talking - especially to a male w/ a deep voice when my loss is in the higher frequencies. Do any of you check the adjustments by listening to music, or some other sound before leaving?
I have an appointment in a few hours, and I hope to make some progress in this left ear. Thank you for any advice.
BTW, I have a pair of Exelia Micros.