Are directional mics really that important? I am on my third fitting of Phonak ITC HA’s. Started with the half shell and just couldn’t deal with the size of them. I told the AuD right from the get go that I wanted “discreet”. The next pair came as ITC and are smaller as he instructed Phonak to make them as small as possible and they are still too big for my liking. To get to this size I had to give up the “one button sync” and have a button on each which is no problem for me and really don’t care if I have wireless or not. I told the AuD that I’m afraid these are still not going to meet my satisfaction of being discreet enough. I have been pushing all along for the CIC model. The Aud said if I go any smaller I will loose the directional mic. Should I even care about that? It seems logical to me that the farther the HA fites into the ear that the shape and human design of the ear would deal naturally with where the sound wave is coming from and directional mics wouldn’t make any difference anyway. So my question is about the directional mics, do I really need them? Will they really make that much difference? I do not want BTE, as I know I will not like those, so I’m not looking for that as an answer. This is getting really frustrating.
Your thoughts are greatly appreciated… Thanks!