How many hearing tests have you had? I have had quite a few the common theme in every one of them is that my hearing in my left ear is getting worse, to the point of not being able to hear at all. Fortunately the hearing in my right ear is pretty good although at times I am not quite so sure. The hearing test finds out more than if you can just hear a sound it also tests the level of voice recognition. Lauri’s comment last week was the inspiration for this post.
Here is her comment…
When my left ear became deaf from Menieres
(except for the 24/7 tinnitus!)
I asked my Dr. about a hearing aid, but was told that the regular aid would not work for me due to my ear no longer having what they call "voice recognition". The Dr. said I could look into the bone anchored hearing aid.
Voice recognition really seems to be my problem also. I hear people talking (not always) but I just can’t make it out what they are saying. It can really be embarrassing when you have to constantly ask people to repeat what they just said, some folks are okay with it and others at times seem to be irritated by it.
Is voice recognition a problem for you also? And if you have a hearing aid is it helping you?
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