Hi to all in the group
After twenty years of saying “huh” constantly, my wife just convinced me to get a hearing aid. I got a hearing test at my last visit to my ENT (for wax removal) and was informed that my hearing in the left ear had deteriorated to the point a hearing aid would probably not help. So I’m going to get one for the right ear only. I’d like to get some advice from some of the experienced folks on this forum regarding types and brands that I should be looking for.
I am concerned about the following issues and would appriciate any advice that I would receive.
(1) I have always had a major problem with wax buildup in my ears. Would this be a problem with ITC or ITE hearing aids as opposed to BTE or “open fit” types?
(2) By wearing only one hearing aid, will I be losing the abilty to sense the direction of sounds? Which type of hearing aid would best maintain this directionality?
(3) My hearing loss in the “good” ear is primarily in the high frequencies. Is one type of hearing aid better at increasing the high frequencies without altering or amplifying the lower ones.
Vanity is not an issue for me. I am just looking for a unit that will do the best job for me with the least maintenence.
TIA for any advice - Tom