I’ve got moderate mid/upper range hearing loss (sorry, I do not currently have my results to post, will get those). Am now at a point where I have a lot of trouble hearing women in a conversation, or just about anyone if they are not facing towards me. A major plugged feeling and a lot of ringing. All tests indicate there’s no pressure or fluid or follicle damage, it’s all nerve related hearing loss and I’m now getting hearing aids for the first time. We just ordered the Oticon Dual XW RITEs.
My question is, how difficult is the adjustment period? Assuming the initial fit is reasonably good, am I going to notice an improvement right away? I realize this isn’t like getting glasses to correct near sightedness and I don’t expect to put these on and have perfect hearing but obviously I’m looking for improvement.
I could get them delivered and fit on Friday but I leave Saturday for a 3 day conference. Without them I’m going to have a lot of trouble hearing, but I’m concerned about getting HA’s and then leaving town the next day. But I guess I could always just take them off if they are problematic.
Anyway, just trying to level set expectation. I appreciate any input on this, thanks!