I found this forum after doing extensive searching on what hearing aids I wanted to get. I ended up settling for the KS 9.0’s because that was in my budget. I’m getting fitted with them on the 15th of January and I’m super excited to finally hear again!
A little background - I was first diagnosed with a hearing loss at the age of 9 when one of my teachers recognized that I was having issues following along with lessons in class. She noticed she would have to constantly repeat herself if I didn’t understand, but eventually I did get it. During a parent / teacher interview, she gave my father a business card for an audiologist that was recommended by the school board and away we went, everyone including my parents had their hearing tested because we were naive and had no idea that such testing existed in the first place.
At the time, I was told I mad a mild to moderate sensorineural reverse slope hearing loss, so I would definitely benefit from hearing aids. I ended up with a pair of Phonak analog hearing aids, and it blew my mind how I was able to hear sounds I never knew existed.
Fast forward to today, and almost everyone I know is fascinated by hearing aid technology, not to mention any of the FM systems I’ve used when I was in college / elementary / high school. It was definitely an eye opener for many.
One thing I’ve learned is that many people are curious. They want to ask questions but are afraid they’re going to offend. I’m always happy to share!
As of now, I have a moderate, to moderately severe sensorineural reverse slope hearing loss, but I’m hoping with new hearing aids that I’ll be able to hear and do better in most if not every situation I find myself in.
Anyway, I’m really glad to have found this forum and hope to engage in meaningful conversation with everyone here! I’ve also added my audiogram to my profile, but I’m still learning how this forum works!