I have recently been to see an audiologist and had my hearing tested for the first time in 24 years, I now have a profound loss in my left ear (no hearing totally deaf) and a mlld - moderate loss in my right ear. The initial profound loss and mild loss was caused by meningitis when I was 19 days old and has obviously decreased since my last audiogram when I was 18.
The audiologist has suggested that I try the Phonak CROS B50-312. I have never worn hearing aids before and understand this is fairly new technology and am wondering if there is anyone else out there who knows about how this device affects the good ear and how they are going with it/ any comments or suggestions? I have been offered a trial of it but I am worried about the effect it has on the good ear and tiredness levels- the audiologist has said it will help. I’m concerned that it will damage my good (right) ear and also how does it go in noisy places eg resturants. outdoors, concerts etc.as I work in the public library system and am also a musician. Any comments /suggestions welcome - from people who have used it please - I’m slightly nervous but curious about this technology.
Thank you Nichola