There's also a good chance that the aids will improve your tinnitus; mine was greatly reduced.
I am really glad to "hear" this, especially since I started this thread but after recovering from appendicitis it turned out I did not require hearing aids (at least for now)!Hi
thank for your thread. I am 63 years and a kind OCD guy with sound. I suffer of tinnitus since 30 years, a gunshot accident. I have a dip hole at 4K FR. Since 2 years, now it is my old age that worsen my hearing losses. I resist to get aids because I was sure that I would never enjoy anymore to listen music. I invested 10K$ in a 5.1 system and countless hours with REW in DIY room treatment. Sice first week of February I noticed another loss in my left ear at 4 an 5K fr. The "s" and "see" sound are shifting to my right ear since then. A sound stage shifting strong enough to remove (destroy) all pleasure to listen my system. I shut it downed. I was too proud toaccept the fact that I am old and need help.
Last Monday I went to my audioprothesist and I am trying Widex Moment. After, 2 days, yesterday I tested with a cd of music. It was not perfect but I see light at the end of the tunnel. My audioprotheset said to me that it will take a while and many trial and error test befor to get it right but she is confident to succeed and I am too.
I will report mmore later.
But here is my message: do not give up hope if you have earing lost, I think it is possble to maybe continue to enjoy our system.
After two years wearing Oticon OPN-1 aids, I am now wearing Oticon OPN S 1, which provided a surprisingly large improvement (although at considerable expense).I am really glad to "hear" this, especially since I started this thread but after recovering from appendicitis it turned out I did not require hearing aids (at least for now)!
It doesn't hurt once a year to have your ears cleaned by a good ENT doctor. You wouldn't believe the gobs of ear wax that can accumulate!I found this hearing test on line which claims to be quite accurate (but I hope not). If my ears are really as bad as this thing says they are, I am no longer qualified to be an audiophile. It has probably been 15 years since I last had an official hearing test, and while it was far less than perfect, given my age, I was not particularly concerned. The results of this test are more disturbing.
Just in case you are interested in seeing if your ears are as good as you think they are - or hopefully, you can clearly prove this to be very inaccurate, here is the link and I used a reasonably good pair of headphones to take the test. Looking for feedback from those who know how good their hearing actually is.
It doesn't hurt once a year to have your ears cleaned by a good ENT doctor. You wouldn't believe the gobs of ear wax that can accumulate!
IMHO only a audiologist professionnal can do a valid test. It is so a bad new to know that your ears are not as good as before, don't be scared for nothing. Go to a professionnal and wait for his advice.Once "Rona" leaves the building, I will make an appointment. I did just listen to some test tones on my speakers and did considerably better than I did using this test and headphones
But, the advantage of having a short treatment delay (0.5ms instead of 3 to 5 ms delay) is noticeably reducing comb filtering and help to feel the sound more natural for me.
If you're talking about the delay between the incoming and HA sound, that's an interesting point.
Which HA has only .5 ms delay?