I didn’t see a place for introductions, so I’m posting this here. Hopefully I’m not violating a rule, and if so, please move this to wherever it’s supposed to be.
I’ve had a hearing loss most likely since birth that was diagnosed when I was a kid in school. I tried hearing aids about 10 years ago, and didn’t have a favorable experience and ended up returning them.
I’m ready to try again - and have ordered Phonak Audio V70 aids that I have an appointment Thursday June 23 to pick them up. I think they are probably the 310, but I don’t know for sure - I just know the audiologist showed me two different sizes in the office and asked which I wanted, saying the battery in the larger one would last 7-8 days, and in the smaller one 4-5 days. I opted for the smaller one and more frequent battery changes for vanity reasons.
I think I’ve set up my signature line correctly, but just in case not - here are the audiogram numbers:
Questions are thus:
A: Would my loss be considered moderate/severe/profound? Everything I read gives a range “X” number of decibels indicating the loss level, but my numbers definitely cross boundaries based on Hz.
B: I have numbers under the “speech results” section of my report, but I don’t know what they mean, nor how I reflect them here on the forum. Any advice on how I interpret these results, and how I convey them here?
C: I really want this to work this time - any tips to have a successful experience would be greatly appreciated.
D: This might sound silly, but it’s definitely something I want to be aware of: Will they stay in safely on a roller coaster, or other activities? Or should I plan on taking them out when I’m doing something like that?
I probably will have more questions, but those will come in time. I’m both excited and nervous, like I said, I really want this to work this time.