Anyone here have experience with Oticn Altra Pro ITE or ITC aids

I am getting new aids in about 2 weeks from the VA, they are custom either ITC or ITE aids. I went from ITE half shell aids to BTE rite adds back in 2010, and now due to my activity level changes my audiologist has recommend that I go to the ITE aids. Mostly due to issues that I have had with the aids I have now with me sweating so much. I have gone from setting at a computer all day to being retired and outside walking, bicycle riding, and working in the yard most of the day. Also my hearing as gone from moderately severe to severe and I really need to wear my aids all the time. I have been taking my aids out when I walked, ride and work in the yard due to the sweating I just could not afford to have them in for repairs any more. I know that the VA takes care of that for me but it is just the time without them that is so bad.
So I am wondering if anyone here has experience with the Altra PRO customs.
An any advise will be helpful.
OH and I also will be getting the streamer Pro and tv connect, and I hope the phone connect.

Just got back from the VA, I have my new aids, new streamer pri 1.2, and new phone connect, and I am using the same TV connect that I already had. So far they are great I can hear sounds that I did not even know was missing. They are feeling great. They are ITC aids, and have no controls or buttons at all on the aids. I will be giving more details about how they are doing as I use them and figure out everything. So far I know that I can use my IPhone and the IPhone app with my streamer pro and I have been able to use blue tooth phone calls with the phone connect and the IPhone also the TV connect is working great. I am hearing my voice some at this time but it is not bad and not bother me at all.

The IPhone app works great and yes there is a little delay, but that is normal, due to the time it takes the blue tooth connections to work.

The TV connect works even better with the streamer Pro than with the streamer. I am loving the IPhone app for setting programs and connecting to the Phone and TV connect. My wife always disliked the fact that the streamer was so visible. So now I can hide the streamer under my shirt and use the IPhone app to make program changes and volume changes. I have a general in noise, music, an phone programs. The streamer pro seems to have a better battery life than the streamer did. I really like the smaller size of the streamer pro and I love the way the loop connects.

Wow I never could get my streamer to work with my computer using Bluetooth, but the streamer pro works great. I am looking forward to going to the movies on Monday to see how the streamer pro works with the movie theater t-loop system.

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Wow I never could get my streamer to work with my computer using Bluetooth, but the streamer pro works great. I am looking forward to going to the movies on Monday to see how the streamer pro works with the movie theater t-loop system.

 Went to a  movie and for the first time since wearing hearing aids I was able to understand speech. I have the streamer pro with the t-coil and was able to use it in the movie. Speech was loud and clear and the music and other sounds were in the background and at a level that was comfortable. 

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 Went to a  movie and for the first time since wearing hearing aids I was able to understand speech. I have the streamer pro with the t-coil and was able to use it in the movie. Speech was loud and clear and the music and other sounds were in the background and at a level that was comfortable.

I have had my new ITC Alta Pros for 11 days and they a very comfortable and sound great. Of course not as good as natural hearing but for me so very close. Also after 11 days I finally had to change the batteries, I estimated that I got 135 hrs of use out of the batteries and that includes about a third of that time using the streamer to either stream the TV or music from my IPhone.

I have to say the longer I wear my new aids the better they sound. I am learning which programs work for me and when to use them. I have a general program which of course I use most of the time. I have a directional program for noisy places, seeing we are retired and not going out that much I have only used this program a couple of times. I have a music program, I have learned that for average TV use that I can use this program, as well as setting on the deck and listening to the birds and bees. I also have a phone program that I do not really need, I am not finding it to be that useful and will ask my audiologist to remove it. I am loving the phone connect and the Bluetooth setup to my IPhone it is great for most of my phone calls. I also have the TV connect and I use it when I am really trying to understand spoken words on the TV, nightly news and some of the series that we watch. And as I noted earlier I have found the t-coil connection of the streamer great when we go to a movie. Also I am finding that I very seldom have to adjust the volume of my aids. My wife is happy that the TV is not so loud. And I have even asked her a time or two to lower the volume of the TV.

Other than the likely removal of the phone program I am not seeing any changes that need to be made to my aids. They are such an improvement over my Duals WX that I can not believe. At least for me the ITC custom Alta Pros are the way to go.

It has been just over 2 weeks now with my new aids and I have gotten to be point that I can not live without them. I am also getting to where I forget that I have them in, and will even at times check to make sure that I have them in. I really can say at least for me they sound very clear and normal sounds. I love going out in to the fields and woods and just setting down an listening to nature. And I can now do that again. I believe Oticon has hit it with their concept of how aids should be.

It’s great that you are liking your your hearing aids as much as you are! Yours are what I wanted to get when I got my first hearing aid last fall, but my audiologist refused saying that an ITC wouldn’t be good for my hearing loss… Reading the specs on them, I disagree.

Initially, I did want an ITC or CIC because of vanity issues, which, as most posters have said, is a bit silly. But now that I’m getting back into duathlons again, I’m really wishing I didn’t have an external aid. I’ve almost lost it twice on the run-to-bike transition, even with what seems to be a very snug-fitting, comfortable ear mold. Ripping a bike helmet off in haste doesn’t lend itself well to any external head devices… Neither does having a two-year-old son who like to rough house. He’s pulled my HA off a few times now. I’m surprised he hadn’t actually broken it yet! Maybe next time around I’ll actually have the guts to insist on at least TRYING out what I want!

i love my Audi as a person, but I’m not sure I like her as a fitter. Time will tell, I guess.

The reason I went to the ITC is that I also bike ride and power walk. And also I do a lot of yard work and work around the house, and I sweat very much. I had the duals WX, I had a lot of issues with them stopping working when I sweated very much so I would not wear them at all if I was riding my bike are doing my power walks, or working in the yard or around the house. I deal with the VA and they do a great job of getting the aids fixed but returning sometimes takes up to 6 weeks, then there is getting an appointment to get them resetup that can take 2 to 3 months. So I babied my BTE aids. I have been wearing these from the time I get dressed in the morning until I get ready for bed and then put them in a dry and store for the night. I have not had an issue so far. I also believe the fact that I have no controls on the aids helps the moisture issues.

What I am loving now about my bike rides and my walks is that I can hear what is going on around me or I can listen to music using my streamer and Iphone to stream it to my aids. But I have to say most of the time I just listen to nature around me.

It is almost 3 weeks now since I got the Alta Pros and I am finding that I am more relaxed when talking to others, as well as when watching TV and I can now enjoy music again as well as listen to audio books. Would I recommend these aids yes but I also have a belief that everyone is different and everyone has different needs. So yes gives these a try but whither are not they work for you will be your on personal needs and likes.

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It is almost 3 weeks now since I got the Alta Pros and I am finding that I am more relaxed when talking to others, as well as when watching TV and I can now enjoy music again as well as listen to audio books. Would I recommend these aids yes but I also have a belief that everyone is different and everyone has different needs. So yes gives these a try but whither are not they work for you will be your on personal needs and likes.

Just got back from a long trip (915 miles round trip) and I found that my aids are great in that they lower the road noise and I was also able to listen to the radio and also CDs. On the way home I was listening to a cd with classical music and I was surprised at how many of the instruments that I was able to pick out. My wife was able to confirm them for me If I was not able to pick them out. As always aids get better ever year and the Oticon Alta Pros are the best that I have ever had.
PS I said that too about the Oticon Duals WX that I got in 2010.

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Just got back from a long trip (915 miles round trip) and I found that my aids are great in that they lower the road noise and I was also able to listen to the radio and also CDs. On the way home I was listening to a cd with classical music and I was surprised at how many of the instruments that I was able to pick out. My wife was able to confirm them for me If I was not able to pick them out. As always aids get better ever year and the Oticon Alta Pros are the best that I have ever had.
PS I said that too about the Oticon Duals WX that I got in 2010.

I have had my Oticon Alta Pros now for a month. In that month I have not been back for any adjustments I have only changed batteries and I am only on my third set of batteries. I am wearing this aids from the time I get dressed in the morning until I get undressed for bed at night, and average of about 15 hours a day that I wear them. I am listening to a lot more music that I have in the past, and I am also listening to audiobooks and enjoying them. I had given up on audiobooks and music for a long time due to them not being enjoyable. I also get much more out of TV due to being able to understand what is being said. Also I am wearing my aids while exercising and working in the yard, something that I dared not do with my BTE aids due to the way I sweat. The only thing I am going to change is remove the phone program, and see if I can get a program that lets me hear better to my right while I am driving, so my wife and I can talk and I can understand her better with the road noise.
To say I am happy with the Alta Pros is an understatement. And I am liking the Streamer Pro much better than I ever did the old Streamer. And having the TV connect and the phone connect makes things so much easier. The IPhone App is good and I find it works as they intended for it to work but I would love to see a few improvements to it. One other thing that I have found, when mowing my yard I can mute my aids and they do a great job of being ear plugs.
My wish list for the App are being able to see how much battery life is left in the aids if that is even possible.
Also be able to change Program Icons without having to remove all programs from the App and reset them up. This is not a big issue to do but should not have to do.

Ok one more thing to say I went out for a walk this morning and the wind is very high, and I did not have any issues with wind noise. That is a first for me. The other aids I have had all had huge issues with wind noise.

Chuck;

I have really enjoyed reading all of your updates! It’s so encouraging to hear of someone doing so well with their hearing aids. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

Kerry

Thank you so much all I want to do if help if and where I can.

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Thank you so much all I want to do if help if and where I can.

One more little bit of information when connected to the TV connect, listening to music using the streamer, or connecting with the phone connect, or using the cell phone with bluetooth connection to the streamer and aids you can mute the mics and you do not have any outside noise or at least very little. This makes things so much better. This muting is done either with the iphone app, or by holding both volume controls at the same time this will mute the mics. To un-mute all you need to do is hit one of the volume controls up or down.

I have had my aids now for over 5 weeks, most would say the honeymoon is over but I have to say that my aids just keep getting better. I believe as they learn my habits and my likes and dislike they adjust, why? I am getting to the point that I do not have to adjust the volume that much any more. They seem to know my needs so much better now. I love these aids more by the day. Also the batteries last for about 140 to 150 hours which is so much better than any of the aids I have had in the past.

Many hearing aids have a feature which records user volume changes over time and then makes them permanent, so there’s less need for manual adjustments. Oticon calls this Life Learning, and it tracks your changes in soft, moderate, and loud environments, as well as in speech-only, speech-in-noise, and noise-only environments.

Thank you that is great to know. I had read something about Life Learning and really did not fully understand it.
Thanks again for the information

I guess I am lazy I wish they could also tell which TV show I am watching and atjust for them or maybe turn down for the commercials. sorry just making a joke