As my username and the attached audiogram implies, I have a pretty sharp ski-slope hearing loss which has proven difficult to fit with traditional hearing aids in the past. Right now I am in a trial period for a pair of Naida V’s with SoundRecover, but so far I haven’t noticed significant improvement in “difficult” situations like group settings or speech perception on the radio/TV.
I’m wondering if any of the audis or hearing-aid dispensers on here can give me some advice on which model of hearing aid to apply to this hearing loss, and also whether I should look into middle-ear implants or hybrid cochlear implants which are targeted for people with hearing loss similar to mine. I have heard good things about the Esteem; the hybrid cochlear implants not so much.
My speech discrimination scores are 50-60% unaided at 85 dB, and I am usually able to communicate on the phone with max volume and a good connection.