So, to try and get a handle on how urgent my need for hearing aids is, I did an on line hearing test using this website. The image below are the results. Red for right, and blue for left. The method used to calibrate the test is a bit strange (crude), but it did give me results on the chart except for the higher frequencies in my left ear, which I know is not good. The last four tones I could not hear even at the highest setting for the test. I have no doubt that the relative steps for the different frequencies are probably meaningful, but I wonder about the absolute value of the loss. For example perhaps they need to be shifted up 10 dB or so? That would assume my hearing was normal a low frequencies. What I am having trouble squaring is that if this is correct, how am I hearing anything…
But on the assumption this is correct am I being foolish in delaying getting HA’s? My plan was to wait until this fall when the new KS 9.0 aids are released.
Also, what implications would a loss like this be on what type of HA is suitable? Open or Closed fitting? The current model I had my eye on at Costco were the KS 8.0.
I think what this is telling me is that at minimum I should go and get my free test done at Costco now?