Working in open space environment with significant background noise


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?


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.