I’m five days into using HA’s for the first time. One whole, I thinking I am adjusting fairly well to it all. I do have an issue with distortion in the left hearing aid at certain frequencies at higher amplitude, but if anything it seems to be reducing. The other issue is somewhat intermittent, and it is at least a perceived distortion of voices including my own at times. They did the Own Voice calibration and that did help a lot. But what I am hearing is certain voices, mainly female taking on a “vocal fry” sound. Here is what I mean by vocal fry:
Some people put the effect on, and I think in others it is somewhat natural. But, I am hearing a lot of it now compared to what I heard before HA’s. I guess that could be part of just hearing what was always there, but I was not hearing. Or, I also wonder if it is a “distortion” effect caused by the hearing aids. Vocal fry is basically a lowering of the speaking voice frequency. I have substantial high frequency loss and I am now wondering if the hearing tech possibly turned on or adjusted the bandwidth compression feature in my KS8 HA’s. Has anyone that is using frequency lowering or bandwidth compression experienced this effect? What is somewhat annoying about it is that it kind of comes and goes and seems to be somewhat sensitive to my head position relative to the source of the voice.