Hello All, I was on this forum some years ago when I first needed a HA. Seems I’ve not been on here for about 5 years.
I had profound hearing loss in left ear, got a HA for that. It broke, again, last week. Back when I got that one aid, the right ear had severe hearing loss, but I never got an aid for it.
So I guess I have to see an ENT first? I’m not sure, maybe I go to an audiologist? As I recall, they do testing. Then I need to get a new set of aids. I got the prior one at Costco; I no longer have a membership there, but with no insurance help for aids, is that still my best path?
I suspect aids have changed (quite a bit!) over these 5 years. I do not own a cell phone, so anything with that sort of feature is useless for me.
Any suggestions how I get moving appreciated. I know I am not hearing well, I barely carry on a conversation with someone as I miss so much. I had recently started ballroom dance classes but quit and got a refund after 2 weeks because: 1. in the private lesson I had to make the instructor repeat everything, and often I would just smile and move on which made him crazy 2. I couldn’t hear the instructor in the group lesson (6 people in a small room) 3. at the dance party I could not make out what the DJ was saying (introducing which dance so we new folks knew what to do) and 4. at the dance party the music just sounded like a muffled roar, picking out the beat was impossible for me. (I used to go ballroom dancing 3 nights a week up until 10 years ago so this should have been an easy fit for me, returning to dance).
I live alone so the TV can go as loud as I want. I guess that is a plus!