I am Richard from Melbourne Australia.
It is the first time for me to trial a hearing aid. I have a mild to moderate hearing loss in both ears with moderate loss occurring in higher frequencies (2Khz to 8Khz is around 50db to 60db loss).
My word comprehension is 97% in one ear and 93% in the other ear (that is, out of 100 words I correctly pick up 97 words in one ear and 93 words in the other ear).
My life style is pretty much in a quite surroundings most of the time.
My Ear Nose Throat specialist was telling me that in his professional opinion I require only a one hearing aid and not two even though I have (almost identical) hearing loss in both ears.
Accordingly, and in the advise of the Audiologist, I am now trialling the Starkey Zon 7.
So far pretty disappointing. I have no benefit at all. I am aware that the programming of this aid is incomplete but I thought that I will already have some benefit from this top of the range hearing aid. On my next visit to the Audiologist he will further program this aid. For now however I was asked to trial this aid at home only. I find that I still need to turn the TV to the same settings as before. My wife still needs to repeat herself just as before. All is just like before really. The only difference is that high frequencies now sound too sharp and annoying (splash of water in the sink, plastic bags, turning on/off the power switch and so forth).
Can you please share with me your experiences with your hearing aids and is that all I can expect from a hearing aid?