I have been reading this forum for over a month now and finally made a move toward solving my hearing problem:
I have had hearing loss in the right ear for several years now(4) and have not sought hearing aids because I have never known anyone who was happy with them. Turns out I don’t really know anyone using some of the newer models…
Anyway, I have sensory hearing loss, And am currently trialing the Phonak BR70 as well as a Siemens rechargeable demo unit ( not the lithium battery model). I suffer from tinnitus and don’t know how to post my #'s,but the hearing loss in the right ear is approx 60%. The trial Phonak is from buyhear.com and arrived via FedEx as I was typing. I would prefer to buy local if it becomes a reasonable option price wise.
I always prefer to “Buy local”. The Demo Siemens is from a local audioprotologist who recommends a Signia Pure 3 Primax for $1550.00. He did the most comprehensive exam I have ever had. AND btw, yes,I was examined and tested by an ENT then referred to a Surgeon at Vanderbilt to make sure there was no further issue (4 yrs ago). My "Brick and Mortar " knows I had ordered then Phonak online and I even shared the price($1500.00) with him. I intend to also let the online folks know what Im doing. Total transparency is what I intend to proceed with. So, I have a few questions here and am open to any and all comments by those of you with some experience.
How would you think it is best to test these two units while I have them in my possession ? Ex: one hr Phonak with tv/one hr Siemens tv? I day per unit, with telephones, nature, earplug in the left ear??..I am wide open to ideas…It ain’t easy being the new kid? This is a big move for me and I want to do my best to make a well informed decision. It is after all life changing , I hope. Not to mention quite expensive. Also, it seems to me that technology is moving at a very rapid pace these days.
Thank you in advance.