I’ve been hard of hearing since birth and I’ve worn hearing aids (ranging from the old FM units to the Oticon Digifocus II digital hearing aids) since I was 2 years old. I will soon be graduating from grad school, have a ‘relatively’ stable finance job, and will be looking forward to do an MBA. I’m looking to upgrade my 5 year old Digifocus II hearing aids to the best possible hearing aids for the next 5 years or so.
What hearing aids would you suggest given my severe hearing loss? My audiologist has suggested the Oticon RITE Power Epoq. I saw a lot of press about the Lyrics as well. I would like to know your recommendations where cost is a a minimal factor (health and technological benefits trump cost for me). Aesthetics may also be more important for me now than it was to me in the past. That’s mainly because of my willingness to try something new as well as girls and me being young still.
I have severe hearing loss and I have attached my audiogram. My audiogram is here: http://gkumar.com/files/Audiogram.pdf
A penny for your thoughts?