Hello all. I am 47 years old and have pretty significant nerve deafness w/ tinnitus (that’s a layman’s description). Apparently I have had it most of my adult life.
About 4 years ago I got my first pair of hearing aids-the ReSound Metrix BTEs. They have made a huge difference, but I still have significant trouble with noisy environments and children’s voices (and soft female voices). I was talking with my audiologist recently and she said that ReSound (and all hearing aid manufacturers, I guess) had made some pretty significant advances in the lest several years, and the latest high end ReSound models had significantly better sound quality.
This may be an obvious (and subjective) question, but is this accurate? How much improvement should I expect in hearing aids over a 3-4 year period? If I can afford it, am I right in looking at a new pair shortly? The audiologist said new models come out in the spring, so to wait until Spring 2011.
Of course I keep dreaming for a stem cell option, but I’m not holding my breath.
I’m just not sure where to start with all this, so any input is welcomed.