I am looking to buy my first set of hearing aids. My test results are
L 250 - 15 R -15
L 500 - 15 R -15
L 1000-20 R -20
L 2000-50 R -50
L 4000-40 R -55
L 6000-45 R - 60
L 8000-45 R - 65
SRT: L - 20 R - 20
DIS: (%) L - 96 R - 100
I have been to three audiologists and all have recommended either top of the line or mid level BTE aids in the $2000.00 to $3000.00 range (Widex Passion, Starkey Zon, Phonak IX, Othicon Epoq XIW etc…)
Is here a large difference between a $2000.00 aid and an $3000.00 aid?
How dry do I have to keep these aids? I don’t want to spend all this money and then have them ruined. Will a little sweat hurt them (I know I can’t go swimming or shower with them)
If there is some water in my ear (after showering or swimming) will that hurt the receiver?
Do I need an aid with a volume control?
Do I need to manually change programs (Widex passion)?
The audiologists have not given good answers to these questions. All recommend different aids. If any of you who have experience with with hearing aids could give me some insight I would be very grateful.
Thanks in advance