I am new to this board and new to hearing loss. I discovered I had a hearing loss when my wife brought a new clock home and remarked on how nice the ticking sound is. I couldn’t hear the clock and thought she was pulling my leg, but I could hear the ticking when I stood directly in front of and within arms reach of the clock, so I scheduled a hearing test and the audiologist determined I have mild/moderate hearing loss and my left ear is worse than the right.
I have a few questions:
She has recommended a Phonak Extra BTE device. I was shocked that she recommended a BTE device. But, I was amazed though at how small the aid is and I am now leaning toward that particular device. Does anyone here have any experience with that Phonak model? What is the consensus of BTE aids in general?
Does anyone have any experience with aids and convertibles?
With aids for mild/moderate hearing loss?
I am also still on the fence as to whether or not to proceed with hearing instruments, although I am leaning in favor of the aids