At a testing appointment in mid-June, the audiologist said I would probably not lose more hearing as the loss was declining. At the end of June, I got my new Oticons. On July 4th, I could not hear anyone without my aids unless I was about 1 foot away. This had never been a problem as I could pretty much hear people on the other side of my kitchen. A hearing test last week revealed I had lost 2 points in each ear. But in the bass/lower frequencies. I was pretty much immediate. Now, my hearing is totally messed up and I am working with them to get the aids adjusted, which may not even be possible.
But I want to know…how can something like this happen. All the signs point to the aids. They were not programmed above the danger threshold but is it possible that my ears are more delicate - for lack of a better term - than other people’s? I am afraid to wear them in case they did the damage. And they are pretty much useless to me now.
The first time I called my audiologist, she said it was my brain adjusting. I didn’t think so, and if I didn’t wear them would the brain re-adjust??
Opinions, knowledge, help appreciated!