Ok I have been tested (Hidden Hearing) and have 50% hearing loss I have trouble with speech tones, but that my hearing loss is the opposite of what you would normally expect. so I'm a bit back to front!
I avoid going out in, only use the phone when absolutely necessary, and dread have to deal with strangers because of it. I have constant tinnitus for company. I'm in no doubt I need aids in both ears, I'm not entitled to a grant so would have to pay it all myself, and like everyone knows money is tight.
I just don't know where to begin, and I want to get it right first time so any help and advice is appreciated. Either on thread or via pm.
Just to point out that this is my 3rd test in 12 years, at the other 2 (last one in 2008) I was told that I hardly had any loss and they didn't know why I was making a fuss or had any difficulty, so basically I was made to feel as if I was imagining it and just wasting their time. Horrible experience and made me feel so embarrassed especially since I'm only in my 30s!