I apologize for not having my audiogram posted…I will get that tomorrow and do so.
15 year HA wearer. Original Oticon Delta 4000, then 8000, then Siemens Pure 7, then Starkey and now almost 2 years with the OPN 1 platform and I am so frustrated.
I have custom power domes. $300 worth.
My HA’s have now been (next week) replaced 3 times for ongoing issues with them simply ceasing to work. I have to take them off, open them up and restart them and even that doesn’t always work. Oticon is sending new ones again and extending my warranty for another year.
My hearing is horrible with these as follows:
Noisy environments…donut shop, restaurant, anyplace with any type of background noise, even ventilation noise…the background noise is so enhanced it overpowers the speech of even someone sitting next to me at my own table.
Muffled…so muffled with the power domes (my own voice especially) that I feel as if am sick and have a head cold. And it causes me to speak so loudly to hear myself that people comment on it.
Wind noise…in what my audi set as “Restaurant” which I am guessing is basically simply back mikes off, even normal walking in a department store (relatively quiet) creates horrible wind noise.
Speech recognition…bad even in testing but much worse with these HA’s. There seemed to be too much bass so we reduce it. Didn’t help at all.
Feedback…it flat out sucks. no mater what we adjust. Even if we run the feedback part of the Genie 2 software. The only way I can think of wearing them to bed is if I put them in -2 setting in the restaurant mode otherwise the howl. If I hug anyone they howl. If I raise my arm they howl. Sit in a recliner…forget it.
I have been with this audi 10 years. She has been wonderful with my other HA’s. (Oticon has always been far behind Siemens / Starkey for NR and feedback issues INHO). I just don’t understand why the issues with these OPN aids and of course I am ow stuck with $5700 worth of frustration.
Next week when back at home we will try the new pair from Oticon and load new profiles from scratch. Oticon thinks perhaps the old profiles are corrupt but I don’t by that.
And yes I am paired to both my Android Phone and a CC. Oticon tells me all the issues are BT related except when I uninstall it from the phone I have the same issues.