I have job related hearing loss and met today with the Audiologist my case worker suggested I see.
After the autiogram and exam, she agreed that I do indeed need a hearing aid and proceeded to show me her stock of hearing aids. CICs, ITCs, ITEs etc.
She was pushing the ITCs and ITEs pretty heavy so I asked her about the OTE model she had to the side but hadn’t showed me. She said that with the freq. of hearing loss I have that the OTE sometimes causes “feed-back”. I told her I probably wouldn’t wear the ITCs or ITEs for vanity reasons, and asked about the CIC. She said because of the canal in my left ear was too narrowl to fit a CIC and possibly the ITC (I had a bad ear infection as a young man and it caused damage to the canal).
The brand she was pushing was a “WIDEX”, beacuse this was a brand I hadn’t read about I told her I would prefer to go with the “PHONIC SAVIA W/REMOTE” she had as one of her samples. She agreed and siad she would have to check with my claims agent befor ordering them (1-2 weeks).
My question is; do the OTE aids have a feed-back problem?
Following is my audiogram
Freq. L R
.25 45 30
.50 30 25
1.0 20 25
1.5 30 30
2.0 30 35
3.0 50 60
4.0 60 75
6.0 55 65
8.0 65 70
Thanks for any info you can give me.