Are there any superpower aids anyone can suggest, for a long term analogue user with a congenital severe-profound sensorineural loss (across all frequencies)? I am 38 years old and had a hearing loss that has gradually gotten worse since I was a child. Am considering the Signia Motion 3px SP or the new Unitron Max that is due for release early 2019 with Classic mode (minimal sound processing, linear type set up) for people like myself. Would be very interested to hear from anyone else who has struggled to go from analogue to digital.
Also, my Audi believes I need an aid with adjustable knee points for compression as I get a lot of speech warble in my Unitron Max E SP, she believes compression to play a part in this. Although this warble improved once the feedback canceller and all other ‘features’ including compression were switched off, however it is still quite tinny/robotic sounding and I am absolutely struggling with speech clarity. I have tried numerous digitals over the last 20 years but always gone back to my analogue Phonak Superfront PPSC, which finally died last week!! Music and being in the car are so horrible, I can tolerate most other sounds but they are very unnatural and tinny/echoey to me. Could this be recruitment? I’ve read up on so many audiology papers and forums, it’s all so confusing. I just want to hear naturally, comfortably and easily again, like I did with the analogue.