Over the last two years my left side hearing started to degrade, accelerating to very pronounced loss in the last year. Vestibular Schwannoma confirmed to be the cause a few weeks ago, and it looks like I will be heading for a CROS style pair of hearing aid devices.
I am in the fortunate position that my insurance will subsidize up to $2500 towards hearing aids every three years, and that I live in Florida where the law dictates that hearing aid purchases be accompanied by a 30 day trial period with money back guarantee.
Budget? As I mentioned, my insurance will kick in up to $2500 and I am mostly willing to match if it is really worth it. I’m not wealthy by any means, but if the difference in performance merits it I will find a way.
Features? Any type of wireless connectivity with my phone for configuration, hands free calling, streaming music would be fantastic. I am currently an android user but would consider switching to apple if it made any difference here.
Struggles? I mostly struggle to hear in noisy environments. I suspect that is pretty common around here.
Where should I start looking? I really appreciate any input here… my mind is still swirling from this diagnosis and it’s been difficult to shake the feeling that I am somehow no longer whole. Really happy to find a community like this for guidance and support. Thanks in advance.