The added challenge of tinnitus for those with hearing loss

my name is Jason Hammel ah no I am 41 and I am a cochlear baha power recipient since 2018 I actually had hearing aids that didn't work very well with me so I looked into getting the implant I spoke with someone from cochlear they told me about the Baha which I'd never heard about so learning that whole new technology was very interesting and like eye opening the first processor they gave me was a Baha 5 which is the smallest Baha processor and it just didn't it wasn't loud enough for me because I also have tinnitus on top of my hearing loss so in my deaf ear I have ringing that's constant 24/7 constant and it gets louder as my anxiety level or stress level goes up it just gets louder and sometimes it overpowers even the processor and the sound that I'm hearing out of it I had to ask my audiologist to upgrade it for the next step up which is Maha power because I needed more volume I really had to push for it because the audiologist only saw what was on paper so they're like no you don't need that much power because you're hearing in your right ear is good and the hearing loss in your left ear it's profound and severe yes but because you're hearing in your right ear is good you don't need that much power in my experience I had to really tell them everything that I wanted or everything that I was not hearing or hearing which was my tinnitus which is just constant ringing in my deaf ear when I finally told them that they kind of saw it differently now I feel happy I can I feel comfortable with about I can hear before I was still struggling to hear anything and I still had to turn my body around and I just didn't feel like I was getting what I wanted out of this whole process so now with this this process or the more powerful one it does mask it a lot better [Music]

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