Hi All: I’m new the site with moderate slopping to severe bilateral hearing loss. 29 yrs old. I’ve suffered from bad hearing since my college yrs that has progressively gotten worse. I was diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome, an autoimmune disease, at 25. Over the last few months my hearing has decliined rapidly and despite having hearing loss a large portion of my life sans hearing aids I was able to function very well. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case as I am struggling on a day to day basis. I get headaches from straining to hear my co-workers, boss, friends, and dating partner. I also really dont bother to watch tv, music, ie because it is frustrating. I used to be able to somewhat hide my hearing loss from those who just meet me or had limited interation but now it is readily apparent. Most of all I am scared how much/little hearing aids will help. I can hear sounds but find the words very difficult to make out- not clear. I have been recommended the behind ear unit with the clear tubes into the ear. I go for a consultation on June 10th. Just wanted some feedback or moreover positive encouragement that hearing aids will not be 100% solution but at least provide some noticeable improvement.
Here are my results (pretty bad unfortunately)
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R 50 40 25 40 60 80
L 50 45 45 50 60 80