My hearing loss is due to encephalitis. Brain swelling from an infection. This apparently damaged my hearing nerve. I have only had hearing loss for a few months and just started wearing HAs. I'm getting more adjusted to the HAs as well as managing my hearing loss for my lifestyle. I have two small children and work in the insurance industry so verbal communication is a must for me.
I have reverse ski slope hearing loss which apparently is hard to manage from an audiologist stand point due to its rarity. Costco is where I bought my HAs from and I couldn't see myself getting the value for the HAs nor the included services anywhere else. Becoming more knowledgable about hearing loss and mitigation strategies is a main focus of mine going forward.