High frequency hearing test: What hearing aids are best?

Posted by gulzar @gulzar, Mar 3, 2019

Please see the attached hearing test, I would like to know what type hearing aids will helps me to hear better for my high frequency hearing loss.

@gulzar

You might call and see if you are required to be a Member to purchase hearing aids. If you purchase prescriptions at Sams Club or Costco you can do so without being a Member. However, I'm not sure if this applies to hearing-aids but it might be worth it to check it out.

I have found that most places that sell hearing aids will allow you a grace period (generally at least 30 days) to try it out and then return them for a refund if you aren't satisfied. If you ask before you purchase, the vendor will probably tell you how long their trial period is.

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This is upsetting to read. There is a federal and possibly state law requiring a 30 day trial period for hearing aids. If that is something that was rescindined recently, let me know. I very been wearing h a all my life and never had less than a month to decide.

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Does anyone have any literature or other source of information that a spouse can read concerning hearing loss of the other spouse with tips for them to cope with it? My wife just does not understand my hearing loss (deaf in right ear / moderate to sever in the left) – I think she just does not understand what it is as she has perfect hearing.

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I asked at Costco in California he said he will gives me 30 minutes to walk around to try it inside the Costco. Anyway I don't believe any hearing aids will help for severe high frequency loss like mine.

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@golden418

Does anyone have any literature or other source of information that a spouse can read concerning hearing loss of the other spouse with tips for them to cope with it? My wife just does not understand my hearing loss (deaf in right ear / moderate to sever in the left) – I think she just does not understand what it is as she has perfect hearing.

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@golden418 I think often it's not that spouses don't understand, they just cannot adjust to having to speak a bit louder and more clearly. I sometimes say to my husband, when he speaks in a voice that I cannot hear, "oh, I have a hearing problem, could you please speak a little louder?" Of course, he already knew that so it is a bit sarcastic, but it reminds him. Of my family members, my son is the best at trying to accommodate my problem.

@gulzar My loss is also high-frequency. My Oticons definitely do help. They are not perfect, but then if you have a severe loss, no hearing aid is perfect.
JK

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@golden418

Does anyone have any literature or other source of information that a spouse can read concerning hearing loss of the other spouse with tips for them to cope with it? My wife just does not understand my hearing loss (deaf in right ear / moderate to sever in the left) – I think she just does not understand what it is as she has perfect hearing.

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My husband has hearing loss, and he wears hearing aids. He has worn them for 8 years. He still has to remind me when he cannot hear me. I can always tell when he needs to get them adjusted because he turns up the TV and stereo to a level that is uncomfortable to me.

I 'know' that he cannot hear me if I am behind him, or if there is background noise, but I forget, and he has to keep reminding me. It is a team effort of patience and learning to adjust and accept the hearing loss.
The thing that annoys me is when he responds to something that I said with a 'yes' or 'okay', only to find out later that he had no idea of what I had said. I used to accuse him of not listening – until he was diagnosed with the hearing loss. When he purchased the hearing aids, it was the cost that really grabbed our attention. No more denial!

@golden418, it is possible that your wife does not understand what it is like to have a hearing loss. My husband has explained that he doesn't hear when..; or it sounds like…; or I can't understand … I am still learning that it has to be an ongoing adjustment for both of us. The other thing is that when hearing loss comes on gradually, it can be harder for family and friends to ignore.

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@rosemarya

My husband has hearing loss, and he wears hearing aids. He has worn them for 8 years. He still has to remind me when he cannot hear me. I can always tell when he needs to get them adjusted because he turns up the TV and stereo to a level that is uncomfortable to me.

I 'know' that he cannot hear me if I am behind him, or if there is background noise, but I forget, and he has to keep reminding me. It is a team effort of patience and learning to adjust and accept the hearing loss.
The thing that annoys me is when he responds to something that I said with a 'yes' or 'okay', only to find out later that he had no idea of what I had said. I used to accuse him of not listening – until he was diagnosed with the hearing loss. When he purchased the hearing aids, it was the cost that really grabbed our attention. No more denial!

@golden418, it is possible that your wife does not understand what it is like to have a hearing loss. My husband has explained that he doesn't hear when..; or it sounds like…; or I can't understand … I am still learning that it has to be an ongoing adjustment for both of us. The other thing is that when hearing loss comes on gradually, it can be harder for family and friends to ignore.

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I bought the "connect clip" which is an accessory for my Oticon Opn hearing aids. It's a little microphone that the speaker wears and their voice goes right into my hearing aids. We haven't used it around the house, he is not big on having to wear it, but I think I will try to get him to, it would help a lot I think.

@rosemarya I suspect that other brands of hearing aids have similar accessories, maybe one could help your communication with your husband.
JK

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@golden418

Does anyone have any literature or other source of information that a spouse can read concerning hearing loss of the other spouse with tips for them to cope with it? My wife just does not understand my hearing loss (deaf in right ear / moderate to sever in the left) – I think she just does not understand what it is as she has perfect hearing.

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@golden418 I belong to the Hearing Loss Association of America, and if you would go to their website, hearing loss.org, you will find many resources for your spouse to read.

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@judymartin

@golden418 I belong to the Hearing Loss Association of America, and if you would go to their website, hearing loss.org, you will find many resources for your spouse to read.

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I just started a discussion called "Tips for Speaking with Someone with Hearing Loss," in which I put the text of a couple of very helpful Web pages, from the University of California Med School, and from Beltone. Please take a look — the advice there is great (and I added a few tips of my own).

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@golden418

Does anyone have any literature or other source of information that a spouse can read concerning hearing loss of the other spouse with tips for them to cope with it? My wife just does not understand my hearing loss (deaf in right ear / moderate to sever in the left) – I think she just does not understand what it is as she has perfect hearing.

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I believe you can find some literature on this topic of the hearing spouse on the HLAA website (hearinglossa.org). You also could see if there is a thread started yet on this Mayo Clinic forum home page.

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@editored

I just started a discussion called "Tips for Speaking with Someone with Hearing Loss," in which I put the text of a couple of very helpful Web pages, from the University of California Med School, and from Beltone. Please take a look — the advice there is great (and I added a few tips of my own).

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Here is a link to the discussion that @editored started:
– Tips for Speaking with Someone with Hearing Loss https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tips-for-speaking-with-someone-with-hearing-loss/

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