There is a part of me that feels like Costco is just trying to make a sale. Can as mild a case as mine be worth $$$? I am a violin teacher and the quality of sound is SUPER important to me.
I had my first audiogram done yesterday to get a baseline test. Why? Because my wife has cookie bite loss that is moderate and it made me realize that documenting my hearing at my age of 49 might be wise.
I expected normal results. I was flabbergasted at the cookie bite results.
The Costco employee asked if I would like to trial the Phillips. I said sure. I have tiny ears, and was impressed with the comfort of the open bass domes. When he programed them it sounded like a tin can echo and my voice sounded weird too. Not loud, but distorted. I walked around and was just annoyed. When I came back, he said he wanted to try another setting. Then it seemed like they were not even turned on. My voice sounded normal, but walking around the store I was not convinced I was hearing anything better.
When I got home, my wife suggested I try them for 90 days, since there is no risk.
When I did research last night, normal hearing was defined as 0-25db on the audiograms I saw on legit audiologist sites. The Costco audiogram sheet said mild started at 20, and this guy said 18. Hmmm.
So I’m wondering if anyone here has as mild a cookie bite shape, or if you know others who do and what you think. Maybe I need a different technician with adjustments? I just feel not confident that I’m being sold HA without reason.
Then I read that many cookie bite loss is discovered later and those having it are deniers. It made me laugh. I can hear and participate in a conversation across the house. If being out at a restaurant helped me hear better, it might be worth it.
I read about tinnitus last night too. I thought everyone heard a high pitch all the time, very quietly. Maybe not?
Thanks for your thoughts.