I am new to this forum, so I will start with a brief introduction!
My name is Jenny, I am 18 years old and live in Toronto Ontario. I have had hearing loss since birth and wore hearings aids from the age of 2 until the age of 12. When I turned 12 I decided I didn’t want to wear them anymore (mostly because i was a vain pre-teen starting at a new school) and stopped. I am a good speech reader and at the time my loss was only moderate-moderatly severe. Since then my loss has progressed to profound. I have been using Phonak Savia Arts which now give me no benifit. Next week I am trying the Phonak Naida.
I have a few questions for those of you using it or planning on trying it.
For starters I have heard all of these amazing stories of everything people are hearing with them. I am trying them next week bouncing off the walls with anticipation and I don’t want to have any high hopes just incase they don’t work for me. If you do use them, or are planning on trying them what are you thresholds likes? What is your speech discrim like? What aids were you using before? How much did they help? What differences in sound quality have you noticed?
My most recent audiogram (done last Tuesday) looks like this…
Air conducted, right ear: 250hz-100db, 500hz-100db, 1000hz-90db, 2000hz-100db, 3000hz-90db, 4000hz-110db, and I did not respond to 6000hz or 8000hz at all.
Air conducted, left ear: 250hz-95db, 500hz-105db, 1000hz-100db, 1500hz-115db, 2000hz-110db, and I did not respond to 3000hz, 4000hz, 6000hz, or 8000hz.
My bone conducted results are fairly similar maybe better by about 5 db.
My speech discrim was 0% on that test as well.
My audie has never worked with Naida’s before so she has no idea what I can expect. I know all hearing loss is different and no two people react the same way to aids, but I want to know if anyone with similar thresholds have had success with aids, not just Naida’s. I guess I am just so sick of waiting to see if things will work LOL I am very much the kind of person who likes to plan ahead and know what to expect!
Anyway feel free to post anything about high powered aids, Naida’s, profound loss, or anything else!