I just had a new hearing test this week at my ENT doctor’s office using his resident Audiologist and I’ve got a question. My Word Recognition test from this recent test was done at 90db and my R. ear was 56% and my L. ear was 68%. My previous hearing test in 2016 resulted in 88% in my L. ear and 80% in my R. ear using the same db level. So I seem to be seeing a significant loss over the past 5 years. My doctor went over the results with me but mentioned that the person giving the test can vary my results somewhat but if I understood him correctly that there wasn’t any particular settings in my hearing aids to improve my comprehension other than increasing the loudness of my aids.
Is he correct or is there anything other than the loudness setting on my aids that I could have tweaked to improve my word recognition?