Apr 11, 2011
That's a good question. He also has other medical issues going on so understandably he's kind of being sidetracked with it at the moment. And I won't bring it up again unless he does.
He also happens to be friend from a distance whereas we used to live close to one another but currently lives far away from me. So, it's not like we see each other on a regular basis or something. We mostly just occasionally keep in touch through the net.
For starters, he does have more of an hearing loss than you do. His is like 100+ or something.
If I were you, I'd at least look into getting some auditory input of some kind. And that if you have some concerns that a CI would be too much too soon and that it also involves surgery and all that. You could start with an HA. Sometime it's good to start with something small and build on from there.
And lastly, the HA's are better now than they were 20+ years ago.
Again, good luck! Although let me know if you have any more questions.
Yeah, I agree on trying to get some auditory inputs to see how I feel. I may never get it, but I would want to at least try.
For how long did he try HA before giving them up?
Any ideas on how much better HAs are now as compared to 20 years ago??