Hi everyone I've been reading a lot of these threads and I'm amazed at some of these experiences. First a little background on me: I'm 29. I've been hearing impaired since around three years old. Profound hearing loss in my left hear (measured at 110 dB across all frequencies - flatlined at 110dB almost), and severe hearing loss in my right ear (60-75 dB). I have a hearing loss which seems to be a volume loss, rather than a clarity loss (in simplest terms...I know from a technical standpoint it gets more complex than that). I've had a hearing aid in my right ear since around kindergarten, and have since switched to a high powered digital BTE. I LOVE the digital hearing aid, BTW. Wonderful sound quality. Took some getting used to after having an analog my whole life. But I've never regretted switching to digital for one second. The one thing that I never see mentioned on these boards is the type of hearing loss that one has when these hearing aid threads are started, and I'm wondering if others have a similar situation, because it would be helpful to know the type of hearing loss that we're dealing with when talking about the profound loss + ultra power BTEs. My loss is sensorineural. According to my audiologist for the longest longest time, no hearing aid would help me in my left ear (which I see all the time on these boards so far, but then someone tries something and it seems to work). I would sincerely appreciate it if someone could chime in regarding their experience with hearing aids and profound hearing loss and what type of hearing loss it is. I'm looking at getting a new aid soon and with the development of technology where it is...perhaps I might finally be able to get something powerful enough to hear out of my left ear. Not hoping for it or expecting...just wanting to see what's out there.