Poll: Do You Wear Hearing Aids?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JasonP, May 14, 2016.

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Do you wear hearing aids?

  1. Yes, but they do not help lessen my perception of tinnitus

  2. Yes, I do and they help lessen my perception of tinnitus

  3. No, I do not but I am interested in trying them

  4. No, I do not and do not wish to try them or wear them

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Do you wear hearing aids? If you want to eleborate, you may comment below. Also, if you really like or really dislike these polls, let me know.
       
    2. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Yes. They do help lessen my perception. Except not as much at night.
       
    3. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      I've never done this before but I might the next time I see my hearing aid specialist. Ask your hearing aid guy to test your hearing with your hearing aids ON and then give you the audiogram. If it isn't up to 0dB or higher across the spectrum, tell him you would like it to be at least at 0dB. In my experience the hearing aid people didn't program it that way in the beginning and I had to tell them to do it. Take a look at the audiogram on page 1 of the document below. The 0 is good hearing, the -10 is great hearing. But if he does this BE SURE that sound can't be amplified above a safe level and you might want it to be even lower than that. I had my hearing aid guy do some kind of manipulations in programming and its been able to take all maskable ringing away and reduced nonmaskable ringing some in quiet places. I can actually go places and not hear the ringing for the first time in years!! :) The medication I am taking now (once it was bumped up) is really helping me to habituate very easily in quiet environments. I will see if it continues.

      http://www.chimehealth.co.uk/web/data/audiogram-hearing-loss-examples-2.pdf
       
    4. Redhen
      No Mood

      Redhen Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2012
      I have moderate low frequency loss with reactive tinnitus in both ears, one worse than the other. Can anyone tell me if a hearing aid would help please?
       
    5. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      I am no expert but I have a theory. If you had custom molds for your hearing aids which would block most of the sound from coming in to your ear directly. Then you program the hearing aid to correct for hearing loss, and then you ask the guy to limit the dB that are allowed to go to your ear to something comfortable. Ask the hearing aid guy if this is possible.
       
    6. Fangen
      Monday blues

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      No, I don't have hearing aids. My ENT haven't even said a word about me getting one since my audiogram showed that I have perfect hearing, way above the average.

      Check the picture. 20 is supposed to be "normal". I am above it. I asked for a test in the higher frequencies but she said it was unreliable and the fact that T can change in pitch so it could very well change a lot. So this audiogram only goes up to 8000 hz. So I guess they are not interested in giving me hearing aids considering that I can hear perfectly and they can't say for sure at what frequency or how much I have lost there. But if it would help me to lessen the T, I'd go with hearing aids. But I have not noticed anything change in my hearing despite the ringing of course.


      audiogram.jpg
       
    7. Aussie Lea
      Dramaqueen

      Aussie Lea Member

      Location:
      Melbourne Yarra Valley
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/09/2013
      How is it possible that you can hear a 0 dB sound in the hearing test? Shouldn't that be inaudible? Are you super human?
       
    8. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I don't have hearing loss so hearing loss isn't the only reason to get them. It maximizes environmental noise and you can add in masking and I literally MOST OF THE TIME don't notice my T. It really does mask the T. That is not a bad reason to get them. My T Is really high pitch though so unless I'm distracted I can still "feel" it. It's really odd. That part still sucks. It feels like I am hearing a really loud high pitch shriek. I'm hoping I will get used to that. Anyway most places let you try them out so what is the harm?
       
    9. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      That's pretty normal, 0db means she can hear the most silent tones at certain frequencies.
      Younger people should have a 0-10db audiogram across the frequency range.
      I'm almost 40 :( and my audiogram is 10-20db db up to 12KHz then I take a nice dive up to 16KHz (around 40db).
       
    10. Fangen
      Monday blues

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      That is a good question to be honest. She didn't really go through it beside telling me that I hear perfect. I am also not sure what ear is blue or red, I think the red is my right ear, aka the good ear. But it was hard to hear sometimes, some where SO quiet but I could hear it very very faintly since it didn't sound like my T. I think the highest pitch is in my left, which I think is the blue line. There I have "worse" hearing than on my right. The low frequencies where of course tough and I hard to really focus to hear them. I wouldn't have heard it normally, but sitting in a booth and your sole purpose it to listen after sounds are another thing.
      I remember sitting there and be like, wow, my T is so loud. How the hell am I gonna hear any new sounds! Hahaha :)
       
    11. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Yes I wear hearing aids and help take the edge off my tinnitus....
      Lots of love glynis
       

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