Hello Everyone ,
I have had hearing loss for 3 years now accompanied with raging tinnitus in both ears due to a medication i took. I went around to many specialist but there was nothing they could do... My hearing loss after taking the med dropped from normal to around 35 and has since dropped (see audio chart below)
My audiologist at the time suggested Oticon epoq xw with the streamer and I really havent gotten substantial benefit from them.I know my expecations might be a little high since i used to hear well and then lost a big chunk all of a sudden...but still the quality for me is not up to par...
I have to really try hard to keep up with speech but annoying sounds like ticks and bells and what not i hear perfect ... speech has always been a toughy and thats really all i ever wanted since my work requires alot of communication with team members...
My hearing loss looks like this:
250 L-65 R-65
500 L-70 R-55
1k L-60 R-60
2k L-60 R-60
3k L-65 R-75
4k L-65 R-65
6k L-65 R-65
8k L-65 R-65
SRT/SAT L-70 R-65
Speech Recognition Both ears 68%
I have micro molds with small vents ( but i dont feel as if they really sit deep into my canal?) also the 1.5 cable that connects the HA to mold is a tad short while the next step up is super long and hangs out... i dont mind it but wish they could customize cable length to...
My question is , Are the Epoqs the best there is for my hearing loss?? and if they are, Are their any suggestions on tweaking them?? or Maybe getting a better mold??
I would really like to hear your input because i know i am missing out on soooooo much...