I’m a male, 56 yrs. old and have been experiencing increasing difficultly in both ears, but still not doing anything about it. Too make a long story short, in late March I caught a cold that ended up in my ears. My hearing was worse than it had been and after two weeks I got into my doctor for a check. He gave a mild dose of Prednisone, with a taper. Tried a brief run with Sudafed to attemp to dry the middle ear, without any luck. Got the referral to the audiologist and ENT. Evaluation is below and the EDT doc has me on 50mg of Prednisone for 7 day, no taper and follow up in 6 weeks for a new evaluation and exam.
Realizing that I’m jumping the gun here a bit, I’m interested opinions from members of the forum as to which way to go for hearing aids if my hearing does not improve from treatment. My late father used hearing aids in both ears for years and I was with him for follow up and adjustments. One was from Costco and the other was a Phonak, so I’ve experienced both sides. I was never all that impressed by the Costco staff. Very nice and well meaning, but didn’t seem to get things done right the first time.
Money is an issue, so I’m interested in getting the most bang for the buck. Users and professionals advise will be welcome. Thanks.
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