Hi, I’m a college student with severe hearing loss (I’m moderate at the 2 lowest frequencies and severe at everything else) my speech discrimination is good for the ammount of loss I have- 70% at 80db but it is bad at softer levels. My hearing loss is progressive, last year I lost 10-20 dB at all frequencies. The thing is, I got new Canta 470 BTEs 3 years ago and they were really expensive. Now I find that they don’t provide enough power and my audie says I don’t have much more “wiggle room”. She suggested getting new Power or Super Power BTEs. I’m all for that but I can’t afford them.
Is there a program where I can trade in my current hearing aids and get new ones? I definately need more power, volume control and DAI which my current aids don’t have.
We didn’t know that my loss was progressive when I got my current aids or I would have gotten something I can “grow into” more easily.