Hello! I’m currently looking for a hearing aid. I have moderate hearing loss in my right ear due to Meniere’s disease over 15 years or so, with moderate tinnitus. I really would just like some input from others, and to know how to work with an audiologist in an intelligent manner.
I’d really like to be able to hear conversations on the right side again, especially in noisy environments (restaurants, malls). To be honest I’d like something as small and unobtrusive as possible. I’m 40, and pretty active. At first I was mainly considering CIC aids, but the some of the newer aids (resound dot, oticon delta) look appealing.
I had a brief consult with one audiologist, who suggested:
Oticon Tego pro
Siemen’s Artis 2
All were within about $300 in pricing for CIC aids.
My last audiogram (if I’m reading it correctly) was:
L Hz R
20 250 45
20 500 45
10 1000 50
10 2000 45
15 3000 60
30 4000 60
25 6000 65
45 8000 55
- How does a BTE type aid deal with sunglasses?
- How often do you run into squealing, pops, wind noise, etc with some of the newer aids? Is any one manufacturer better at dealing with it than others?
- How much difference is there between the mid and high range products? I mean on things such as comfort, noise blocking, etc.
- Is an open fit OTE aid appropriate for my hearing profile?
Like I said, I really just want to be able to work well with the audiologist I select, and have some opinions from others. Thanks for your time!