Working in open space environment with significant background noise


#1

I have meduim hearing loss in both ears and cannot hear anything without the aids. I work in an open office environment with discussions all around me all day, the hearing aid makes it worse and i cannot remove them in case a colleague talked to me. I thought about buying a noice reduction headset and putting it over my aids. has anyone tried that? without the aids the background noise is not an issue but i wouldn’t hear anyone talking to me or i need to wear the aids before i ask them to repeat. the situation is affecting my productivity at work. i used to wear phonak inside the canal and have recently tried costco brand behind the ear which doesn 't provide the clarity of the phonak. any advise?


#2

One option is to try other hearing aids. Each manufacturer has different strategies for noise.

Another option is to have your audiologist give you a program for your work environment.