I recently had an audiogram done because my left hearing was not hearing well, and the results pretty much matched my perceptions.
My question stems from the audiologist recommending HAs for both ears, without question. I feel like I might need help only with the left. And then, after seeing a number of audiograms here, I feel fortunate to have the amount of hearing left that I do, and wonder if I need anything beyond maybe some amplification in the left ear.
It sounds like there’s no specific cut-off point - that it’s a personal decision. My main issue occurs during work, where there’s a lot of fan and blower noise with people simultaneously asking me questions (glassblowing), and I’d like to protect my hearing and still be able to communicate. I also have some issues with small groups conversations in quiet settings.
I’m hoping that there are others that have been in this boat, and hope some kind of insights might be shared.