I’m 35 years old and I’ve been recently diagnosed with asymmetric hearing loss. The audiograms for my right and left ears are basically parallel with my right ear in the middle of the “Normal” range and my left ear approx 30db worse. I’m waiting for the results of an MRI to determine if it’s the result of an acoustic neuroma.
My ENT said that if the loss isn’t the result of a tumor, I would benefit from a hearing aid on my left ear. After doing some research for the past few days, I think I’d like to go with the Phonak Savia ART BTE based on the performance and features. Of course, I still need to “test drive” a couple of different models before I make a decision. Since I can barely hear speech in my left ear, I’m guessing that any improvement will be worth slight inconvenience.
Does anyone have any experience or advice when it comes to using only one HA or asymmetric hearing loss in general?
Thanks in advance.