Hearing Aid for right ear


#1

Based on my recent hearing test, does anyone feel that wearing an aid in my right ear would be a benefit in any way ?
Thanx

HZ…250…500…750…1000…1500…2000…3000…4000…6000…80 00
RT….55….75……95……110……110……110….110……110….110…. …110
LT….65….85……85…….85……105……110….110……110….110…… 110


#2

My loss isn’t quite as bad but it does border severe. I also have low word recognition in the worst ear. As a result my audiologist (a very good one) suggested I might be best off with a single aid. We tried two. I found that speech seemed fuller with two. I’d suggest you try two and decide on your own what the cost:benefit is for you.

If you look at your test, you will see test results for bone conduction hearing. If that is quite a bit less, a good ENT might suggest a simple surgery that could restore a lot of your hearing. It replace the stapes bone to restore hearing to the levels close to the bone conduction scores shown. (Bone conduction scores are normally shown using [ and <.)


#3

I’m no professional, just a mere hearing aid user myself. What are your word recognition scores? That would likely give a better idea if your right ear will benefit from a hearing aid. And if it would, you could look into some of the super power aids.


#4

Hi Abarsanti,
For some reason the speech recognition scores is not shown on my audiogram.
She did write that speech discrimination was poor in both ears, and that it was all visual.
I thought I remember her saying something about 40% with aids.
Right now I wear Oticon Chili’s SP7.


#5

Hi Ken,
Thanx for replying.
I’m going to look into the. Stapes
Not sure if it’s something I can afford.
I have terrible insurance and doubt it would cover much if anything.


#6

It might be worth it to post an image of your audiogram and black out any personal info. Might help to see if your loss has a conductive component. Is your word discrimination around 40% in each ear? If so then each year can understand speech equally so why would just an aid on the left be recommended?


#7

Laura, there may be state help available. It is worth checking out. Its for person where hearing affect employment.