After trialing new hearing aids and still being unable to hear clarity with background noise etc my ENT sent audigram file to see what the implant specialist thought of my file/ history. To my dismay; they called back from the hospital and said I was a definite candidate for either the Baha or the Osia with my conductive loss. So much so that I have an appointment for the end of July, which includes meeting the surgeon.
My biggest fear is the fluctuating loss I have , won’t get sorted. I’m ok missing words if they say that they can’t guarantee a better sound quality and speech understanding !would rather deal with hearing aids then surgery if so!!!
Has anyone gone through something similar?
Thoughts and or recommendations?
At my age I want to be as active as possible and willing to do what I can to hear better - especially when it keeps dropping and getting worse!!
Maybe I’m overreacting but the frustration of not being able to hear clearly while out for dinner etc is beyond but also embarrassing!!!
Lastly, do you have relearn hearing (like I hear a cochlear implant) or is I like getting a new hearing aid?
Thanks in advance and apologies for the long post!!!