I am pretty new here, profound sensorineural h. loss in right ear since 5-6 months ago. Also my left ear is not too good with rapid high freq. fall-off on the graph.
Had all the treatments (two antibiotics, steroids), all the tests (audiometric, CT scan, MRI scan) all show nothing. First ENTspecialist said “too bad, cant do anything”. Went to a second ENT , he says that if auditory nerve was damaged by a virus, it may regenerate to some extent over following 12 months. But so far no improvement. I have been to a hearing aid specialist (Lions- Australia) who recomended a high end HA for left ear, suggests Unitron Moxi, or YUU, or Indigo.
I am interested in ballroom dancing but since my right ear h. loss, I find it hard to pick up the beat on some music. Lions lady recommends Indigo, says it has special program for music.
I also have a lot of difficulty understaanding speech in noisy situations.
I have only been reading this list for a few weeks, and I am totally confused as to how I should proceed. People buying high end ha’s seem to be having lots of problems, and there seems to be major trade-offs between different brands / models.
How should I go about choosing a ha? I am tempted to purchase a cheap one and then do lots of research.
If I buy a high end ha, how many times can I typically return it / swap for different model or brand before they stop cooperating?