After having a hearing test at Boots which showed a low frequency loss, then going for NHS testing at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital, it was confirmed I don’t have any hearing loss, but the test at Boots was possibly not very well conducted! The RNTNE also wanted to double-check my diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorder, which I’d had diagnosed at my local hospital over 12 years ago. That test was legit, but not particularly thorough. The RNTNE were interested in seeing if there was an identifiable reason for the APD.
Long story short, there isn’t - it’s just a cognitive thing, and I saw their hearing therapist a couple of weeks ago. She recommended I try Phonak’s Roger Focus & Pen to help me take in speech when there’s background noise / in difficult environments. Are there any people here with APD & no hearing loss? I’d like to know if there are any other adults that have used this equipment.
Best wishes all