Yesterday, I was assessed for a hearing implant at the Emmeline Centre Sawston medical centre Cambridge.
As always the two people I saw, were very kind and helpful. But unfortunately, once again I can hear too well. I scored 69% on the speech discrimination test. Had it been 55% or below, I would have been a candidate for an implant.
However, the journey was not wasted. I learned quite a lot about the cause of my hearing distortion, and that I have an ear infection in the canal, which need looking at by an ENT doctor. This could also be the cause of the pain I get from dry skin, when I put the ear moulds in.
Should my hearing become worse in the next six months, I can go straight back to them. If longer, then a referral from my local hospital.