My wife is in the market for a new set of HA’s. She’s been using Siemens Illusion CIC’s for the last 7 years and it’s time for a new pair.
She had a Stapedectomy in her right ear 25 years ago and the procedure failed. The Doctor went back in 6 months later and that didn’t work either. It was a tramatic experience and she didn’t want to discuss or face her hearing loss. It took me 18 years to get her back for a check up and then the acceptance of HA’s. They have made a huge improvement in the quality of her life over the last 7 years.
Her numbers are as follows:
Right Left SRT WDS
250 40 15 R 55 90%@90
500 50 25 L 40 90%@75
1K 60 40
2K 60 50
4K 70 80
8K 80 –
The information on this site has been excellent and I’m very thankful for details. She’s looking at going with a set of open fit BTE’s. Nobody knows she wears HA’s and she wants to keep it that way. Which of the following would help her the most?
Phonak microSavia ART
Siemens Centra Life
Siemens Centra Active
Other receommendations? Do these have enough power to help with her loss? I’ve only been able to find “fitting ranges” at www.precisehearing.com and the smaller HA’s seem to be on the edge for her losses.
Would the speaker in the ear of the SaviaART CRT or Siemens Centra Active bennefit her type of loss? The OTO says she needs volume and her word recognition is good.
Again any help and recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Also, any audiologists in Central NJ that you may recommend. Thanks!