Can exostoses be the reson for my low frequency loss?
My hearing has been OK (not great but not enough loss to justify HAs) until a left ear infection then I noticed a greater loss and visited an audi who referred me to an ENT.
I have exostoses in both canals with my left being the worst.
My ENT said the exostoses are not worth operating on and will not affect my hearing as my canals are not completely blocked. He did recommend HAs though due to my HF loss.
I have since visited another audi and he thought the exostoses could be the cause of the loss at low frequencies and suggested I make another referral to see the ENT.
I am currently waiting for HAs - getting Phonak Brio R-312T from Costco but have been told they may be difficult to program for my hearing profile (this advice was not from Costco - it was another audi who suggested Siemens Pure Micon 7mi would suit me better... at around FOUR times the price of the Phonaks!).
Not sure what/who to believe?
SRT:@40db, L=70% - R=90%
0250Hz R-45 L-50
0500Hz R-15 L-15
1000Hz R-15 L-15
2000Hz R-15 L-35
4000Hz R-50 L-55
8000Hz R-80 L-70