I’m going to have to change my audiogram here on the board. About half of my really bad ear is worse than 18 months ago. I’m now considered severely deaf in all frequencies. Thankfully, my other ear is pretty good, which helps. However, I have noticed in the last year it is getting harder to hear people when they talk on that side, and I have the new fancy Schmancy Micon 7 mi’s, too. They are awesome when someone is directly in front of me.
I used the tulip dome in my bad ear, and it is very comfortable. My audi says that that since I can’t even tell if it is there and I’m working with the loss than perhaps I should just stay put for awhile.
I’m one that needs to sit on things to accept them (took me 18 months to decide to get that 2nd HA for my better ear). I need the time to come to grips with it, even if it isn’t that big of a deal.
So…she said that at any time that I want to try a custom mold I can…but I will feel much more occluded than with the tulip dome. For those of you with severe hearing loss is all frequencies, did going to a custom mold (I guess you call it a power dome?) make a really big difference?