I received my Audeos (V) to trial yesturday. She thought these were best for me than the IX. I have not seen a significant change yet, and still strain (and sometimes do not understand) to hear what is on TV or someone in the room that is speaking when other noise is in the background. When on the phone it seems to go in and out - one minute you can hear clearly and then it is harder to hear…I am going to keep a log and new audi is going to call me in 1 week. I will let you all know how it goes.
In regard to the Audi I seen yesturday, she is a doctor of Audiology and it shows. She first spoke (after making sure I could understand her) to me about my wants and needs and past problems. Very easy to talk to. She then explained all the benefits of the Audeo’s and why she chose this one for me. She also told me she ordered a few more in case these do not work for me. She then placed the HA on my ear explained the sounds that I would hear (was familiar with this - but it was never explained to me). She then loaded my Audiogram and performed a few other changes/adjustments. She then took the HA off and put the probe in my ears to do the REM test, then put the HA back on…I sat still while she ran the test (edited this so everyone can understand what is done here). She showed me the screen, and it was pretty close and she made a few adjustments. She then did the Audible Speech processing and had to make additional adjustments. She wanted me at 85% and so she boosted me up to be able to get to that point. If I had not been wearing aids up to this point she would have waited. She explained everything and every detail of the aids. We tried the phone and numerous situations…and she explained that while I am out and about I will find situations hat I need to report back to her and she will determine whether it is normal or not, and how I feel about it. So, I feel from this 1st appointment that things have gone well and she definitely know alot more than the past experience.
EDITED: To ADD more definition to REM and Test done…hope it helps someone.