This is an useful forum, so glad I found it. Newbie here, just learned how to read an audiogram. How to select a hearing aid seems beyond me.
Can anyone point me to resources where I can learn what the various features mean and which ones I need the most (i.e. how many “channels of signal processing” should I look for, what is DuoLink etc)?
Also, the audi (newport) gave us 3 choices of Unitron BTE (Basic, Std, Advanced to choose from depending on our budget):
Basic - Unitron Newsound
Standard - Unitron Latitude 4 Moxi 3G
Advanced - Unitron Latitude 16 Moxi 3G.
Didn’t really mention others until I asked about Siemens which was the only brandname I recognized. Maybe because we have HMO (Blue Shield), not sure:
Basic - Siemens Life 101
Standard - Siemens Life 301
Advanced - Siemens Life 501
So, should I choose between these or ask for other options? Between Unitron and Siemens, which is better? I understand this depends on the user environment, fit, frequency of loss etc but just curious in a comfort-by-numbers way.
Freq R L
0250 20 25
0500 25 15
1000 25 15
1500 45 35
2000 55 50
3000 60 60
4000 70 60
6000 75 65
8000 85 75