I’m about to get my first hearing aid and am a little confused on what hearing aid to buy. I got an audiogram completed by an audiologist at Listen Up Canada. Any feedback on this company would be great. I am 31 and had sudden hearing loss at 24 with tinnitus.
My audiogram is as follows;
L Freq R
15 250 15
20 500 25
35 1000 45
45 2000 55
55 4000 60
70 8000 50
WDS(L): 84% (70dB)
WDS®: 96% (70dB)
The audiologist gave me quotes on the Dot 20 and 30, Delta 6000 and 8000, and EPOQ W and XW.
The EPOQ’s are out of my price range but I heard the V’s are coming out any day now which are supposed to be more affordable.
I’m assuming the EPOQ V’s > Dot 30’s > Delta 8000’s? I’ve read all the threads here regarding these models so I am pretty familiar with everyone’s feedback regarding them except the EPOQ V of course since it hasn’t been released yet.
From what I’ve read so far it is best to get a trial comparing the models since everyone’s experiences are unique. Correct?
When the EPOQ V’s are released will they be only in the U.S. or globally right away?
I’m not sure how many models the audiologist will let me trial. For some reason I don’t think they will let me trial five differant models. I could be wrong. Some course of action would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for a hearing aid that does reasonably well in meetings, seminars, and moderately noisy backgrounds. The V, 30, and 8000 are a little pricey but I am willing to bite the bullet if they are noticably better.
I’m wondering if I’m just analyzing this too much and they are pretty much all the same albeit small differances.
Thank you all for the help,