Yo! Experts! I am new to this site and am looking for assistance. I have a life-long hearing loss in both ears, what I have heard referred to as a “cookie bite”. I am fine on the low end and high end (just slightly lower than normal) but dip immediately in between to a low of aboot 60db. Loss again after 6000 to aboot 40db. After being told some 30 years ago that hearing aids would do me no good I consigned myself to being deaf and gave up. After 29 years of wedded bliss my better half convinced me to reexamine the issue.
I have been told that I am a good candidate for the newer digital units and it has been suggested (through Hearing Planet) I start with a Phonak Versata. I have an appointment with another vendor (Costco) on Friday.
Any suggestions aboot other things I ought to try,
Things I need to avoid,
People I should avoid
Who can give me real suggestions on how I can deal with life if I don’t like hearing what y’all hear every day as I have not heard it before.
I am a practical joker, so you can be serious or yuk it up. Lord knows, everyone always assumed I was stupid.