Five years ago after I developed tinnitus I had an audiogram and was diagnosed as having high frequency hearing loss. I was told that I might need hearing aids in several years.
When I started having major problems hearing people last year, especially in groups or where there was background noise, I decided to get the hearing aids.
I got the Oticon Intiga 6 today and have been wearing them all day. What I have noticed is that all sounds seem louder - for example, I can hear my clothes rustling when I move. But what I do not notice is any improvement in my difficulties in hearing people. No change, except that people’s voices sound rather bright or tinny.
Rather discouraging that I still have to ask my wife to repeat herself constantly.
These weren’t cheap. I am hoping that this is perhaps a matter of adjustment.
But I would appreciate any insights from those with more experience in these matters.
Thanks so much!