Yesterday morning I was fitted with a combi hearing aid. I'm still getting used to it and it will take a while for it to bed in. I have to say though, it is doing something. Whether it’s just using the hearing program or the hearing program with noise. it is definitely pushing the tinnitus away more than anything has done before. There is also enough adjustment to make me comfortable in most situations, and I've put myself in many different day to day environments in the last two days to test this. There is even and auto noise program that adjusts the white noise automatically depending on the surrounding environment. I'm finding that setting particularly useful. I'm not sure how it will fare on my 'raging T days'. However, I'll deal with that when it happens.
The weirdest thing is getting used to the amplification. I have high pitched hearing loss in my left ear, so my day to day hearing isn't on the surface really that bad. However, I'm now hearing things I couldn't or didn't realise or care that I couldn't before. Starting the car and driving home from the hospital was an experience in itself.
I know many of you on here will already be aware of most of the info I'm sharing. And I know everyone’s T is different. Just from my own perspective and situation, a hearing aid, at the moment, is definitely adding some comfort to my high pitched 'T'.
Thinking positive, staying positive.
I hope you are well. Merry Christmas to all.