Hi i lost signifigant hearing in the last 4 years in my right ear and find out that i have otosclerosis (sp?) in the right ear. im now down to just under -60 db’s (if i understood my audiologits and ENT correctly. and i was given the options for a Standard premium Behind the ear heaing aid with a flouride supplement to try halting the otosclerosis degredation. Or a Bone Anchored hearing aid attaced to my skull. Or a stapedectomy replacinge the stape bone in my ear.
Ill be honest ill try the non surgical option first.
So speaking with my audiologist of my neads i was suggested the Phonak savia art behind the ear or the oticon Epoq (we had talked about some of the lower end ones but these are the only one they carried for my heft requiremnts) and she also told me that wether i get a hearing aid from them or not. they suggested thay i either get it all done by an Audiologist at a hearing clinic. or a hearing center at a univercty medical center. as neither of those make a buisness off of selling products. she said there are alot of Good hearing aid specialists but they are hard to find because alot of hearing aid stores prime motivation is selling hearing aids. (i dont know if its fact or her optinion) but she did say that Even those are better than purchasing online… because i COULD get the best hearing aid ever made online for a great price but if its not fitted right or adjusted as needed and if i wasnt taught how to maintain the device it would be a paper wight and not a good one at that.
So was she selling me a line of bull And what are your opinions on the phonak Sacia art and the the oticon Epoq behind the ears?
Thank you for your time and aid.