First post, been lurking for a few days.
Found out about a week ago that I have approximately 50% bilateral hearing loss at high frequencies, and the audiologist recommended I get hearing aids. I also have mild tinnitus. They’re in the process of verifying insurance coverage. I’ve been doing some reading on the internet, which is how I ran across this forum, and have some questions. Obviously! I have all of the expected “technical” questions, but I have two other questions that are really bothering me. 1) The audiologist didn’t give me a copy of the audiogram. Should he have given me a copy without my having to ask? At the time, I didn’t even know what an audiogram was. :o 2) He suggested I get 2 Oticon Delta 6000 BTE instruments. What bothers me here, is that he never asked me anything about my work, life style, interests, financial situation, etc, to try to determine my specific needs. He didn’t even mention any other brands or models of aids. I specifically asked about other brands, and he basically sidestepped the question and gave me a Phonak Audeo brochure. Yeah, that will save me some money! The only brand visible in his office is Oticon. This all leads me to question his partiality and interest in finding the right solution for me, as opposed to the right $olution for him. He’s been in business at the same location for 25 years, and has a clean listing with the Better Business Bureau. <confused> I need a sanity check, what do you all think? Thanks!