A cold 60 days ago caused me to get a viral infection; as a result I have permenant Rt. ear hearing damage. I cannot believe this is happening. I am a 56 year old leaukemia survivor (ALL) and I suppose all the chemo and radiation my body has endured has made my system susseptable to these kinds of changes. Lately I have been thinking, “I am one bad cold away from being deaf”. BUT, with God’s mercy I am still alive.
I am trying to convinced my ENT that this is a result of Sudden Single Sided Sensorineal hearing loss, and at the very least treat me with predinsone in hope of response. It might be to late, but gosh it is worth a try.
This website has really helped me understand my hearing problem. Unbiased advice is the best advice and I am getting it here. I thank all who have posted.
I am trying to figure out what is the best HA for me. My Audi report is:
Discrimination: Right:8% with 60db Masking - Left:84%
I have spoke with five Audies and they all seem to be saying something different. These are their recomendations:
Audi 1.Oticon Syncro $5800/set or GN Resound Pixel $4200/set
Audi 2.Beltone Linq $4800/set
Audi 3.Siemens Intuis $2400/set (is this an old model?)
Audi 5.Phonak Savia $5200/set
Audi 4.Semiens Centra $3000/set with remote. This Audi insisted that I need manuel volume control becase in some situations I would need it.
I went into this with a $3000 budget, but I do not think I can keep it.
I am looking forward to your opinions and advice. PLEASE GIVE IT. Thanks Jerry