This has not been a good year for my hearing. In February , I had a nasty cold – the first for a long time. It left me with much less HF hearing, than I had before.
I was able to increase the gain of the right HA at 5.1k upward.
Unfortunately, I also had an increase in distortion, and now find it very difficult to understand voices. It also had a big impact on my loop system I use for the TV, which is unusable with the loop now. I can only just hear the TV sound with the aids, but not enough to understand everything said. I needed a little more gain, without too much distortion.
After having a think, I found that headphones were a sort of answer, but I have to use a stereo volume control, to adjust the volume to each ear. Ear hooks were the next thought, but they do not work as well, so still thinking on that.
My ears are like wax factories. At least twice a month, I have blocked ear canals, and bicarb drops take a long time to work.
Searching for an answer, suction wax removal gadgets work for some, but many say they are useless. I am going to try something with a curly end, which get some better reviews. I have a gadget that squirts a jet of warm water into the canal, to flush out wax. It’s not very efficient, and only works some times. I know it pushes the wax against the ear drum, because it often makes it worse.
Sorry for the long post…