I finally had my hearing test today, I had mixed feelings due to it being so long after my last test 6-7 years.
The testing whilst not as in depth as I’m used to was pretty quick instead of a single tone it consisted of 2 beeps per frequency, and mainly involved a button click. My issue was the headphones themselves slid down quite a bit and didn’t sit flush where causing me to hold them up usually I’ve had a nice tight fit. I also had bone conduction test done as well his was problematic as my tester couldn’t get it to sit or stay in place it ended up sliding into my ear or off my head, I actually asked if they had smaller ones or if it could be adjusted with no luck (I have a funny shaped head I guess.)
After testing and a few questions about my hearing loss i was advised that phonak brio 3 R with a Power receiver would suit me best to aid speech clarity, Maureen my Senior Hearing Fitter was a bit torn on whether to order RICs or BTEs so she called phonak up and talked through the losses, this was only due to me being on the border for both RICs and BTE I could use both but wanted to try RICs. She said if these didn’t suit I can return them with a refund and go with a BTE instead. Whilst I’m happy with the choice I was a bit dissapointed I wasn’t able to demo any hearing aids despite being told that would be included in the 1.5 hour appointment I’m unsure if this was due to my loss levals or just due to no demos being available.
My fitting appointment is in 11 days due to having custom molds made, if I’d just had RICs with domes it would have been a 7 day wait. I will update with initial thoughts and get my audiogram I did ask twice today and it was either forgotton amidst calls or ignored.