Interesting!!! I also have commented to the audiologist that I would be interested in demo’ing a regular hearing aid as I feel like I can still hear somewhat in my bad ear. I think the CROS recommendation is based on my poor speech recognition in that ear (12%) but I question if my recognition improvement with the hearing aid might be greater than they think. The other thing I think that is driving the CROS recommendation is the idea that my left side is likely keep getting progressively worse because of the neuroma.
Is there a good way to know if I can hear at the frequencies you mention? I assumed that the hearing test results would reflect at what volumes I am able to hear a given frequency, but all of this is relatively new to me.
Right now I feel like there are too many moving parts on this decision between what the Audiologist sells, what my insurance will cover, and not having the ability to easily demo something.
Do you have any recommendations on how I can easily demo different solutions? If Costco allows demos, that would be worth the membership fee for me just to try out a regular hearing aid without starting the insurance paperwork - once insurance gets involved changing anything seems to be 1000% more difficult.
Thank you so much for taking the time to correspond with me on this, Sierra. You are amazing!