I just purchased 2 new aids to replace my old widex (8 years old). I was fitted yesterday. During the fitting, the audiologist said that she did not want to program any additional programs beyond “automatic”. She said that the aids are designed to work best in a completely automatic fashion. She also was hesitant to turn on the volume control. I had her add a second “noisy environment” program and activate the volume control. So far, I am very satisfied with the aids. I can hear so much better than the old ones (they were not RIC). And things sound natural, no distortion, etc. But I would still like to explore additional programs. I will be vacationing soon and will be in very large groups in a hall environment. I fear that the aids may not help much in that environment. Is there a program maybe I could ask to have loaded that would help this? Any recommendations on programs? She has set up my next appointment for 03/27 - which is a couple of days before I leave on vacation. She told me to leave the aids in the automatic program and avoid using the volume control until I see her. She says that this should show that the aids work best when in the automatic program. Thoughts? I also downloaded the android app (touch control) and connected it to the aids so I can control volume and programs via the phone. I also experimented with the spatial configuration option and all seems to work well. But I’ve read that the change made by using the phone app is only temporary and will reset to defaults after 15 minutes. Anyone have any experience with the app (android)?
Also, question 2 - the wires that go from the aid to the receiver are 2 different lengths. The aid on the right sits nearly behind the ear, while the aid on the left sits on top of the ear, due to it being a shorter wire. Can this be easily changed by my audiologist at my next appointment? i wonder if I need to let her know ahead of time so that she has the cable there. Or is this something she should just have (like the domes).
Thanks for any advice - so far these are seeming to be well worth the money. This is my 4th set of aids over a 26 year period, so I am not new to hearing aids, just this brand and model.