I am a 55 year old female, unemployed but active in my church and other organizations. I am on my third set of aids in 13 years. My first set was small shell “in the ear” and hurt all the time so I switched to BTE. My first two sets were from Beltone. I know, that was a mistake, but back then I didn’t know any better.
My current H Aids: Six years old Unitron Latitude 16 BTE high power #13 battery with thick tubes and soft silicone molds. My molds are not vented. I change the tubes myself about every 5 months. I also have the Unitron “UDirect” Bluetooth connecter with neck loop that I use for the TV. I moved out of state and do not have an audi where I now live. I went to a hearing center locally two years ago, and he just made me mad being a pure salesman. He didn’t even do an audiogram on me!
I recently got an IPhone 7, my first smart phone! I would like to be able to adjust/program aids with the iphone. I also heard that it can also be used as a remote mic, i.e. put it on the table in a restaurant. That sounds beneficial to me. Is the Cala 8 the only aid Costco sells that can do this?
My problem: I have trouble hearing many female voices. I went to a church women’s retreat this past weekend and during discussion times I had a hard time. I have had this problem for a long while. Sometimes I just gave up listening as it was too frustrating trying to figure out what was being said. I have a few female friends with soft voices that I can’t even hear well when they are sitting right next to me! I can hear my husband very well.
I know I need a current hearing test. The one I have posted below was from 2010. I have an appointment at Costco on June 7. I do not want to pay $4000 again for a pair of aids thus going to Costco.
Can you give me the pros and cons of Receiver In The Canal? Not sure if I can even wear those with my flat loss. I understand that the KS7 only comes in RIC. In addition to inheriting hearing loss from my Dad I also have very waxy ears that are moist all the time.
With my hearing loss and waxy ears can I wear tulips/domes or should I stay with the thick tubes and molds? My molds are need of replacement either way.
I also wonder if Frequency Compression would benefit me.
Will my Unitron Bluetooth streamer neck loop work with another brand of HA?
Any recommendations and advice are greatly appreciated! Thank you for reading!
RT 60 60 65 60 55 70
LT 60 65 65 60 60 75
SRT 65 Masking 45
MCL 75 Masking 55
UCL 85 Masking 65 same for both ears.
I don’t even know what SRT, MCL, and UCL even mean!