After wearing Resound Preza for 6 months I noticed high sharp sounds (silverware, water) were becoming uncomfortable, much like they were in the first days of becoming accustomed to HAs. I began routinely turning the gain down two notches and after a couple weeks went to see my Costco provider and she cleaned the aids and adjusted the highs down. The highs no longer bother me but I now miss some birds I was hearing.
I asked if the adjustment in the aids could have changed on their own and she said no. So if the aids didn’t change might I surmise that my hearing had improved to the point where the settings that sounded fine months ago were now too loud for comfort? Costco’s initial hearing test is good for a purchase of aids up to 6 months, so I assume it is accepted in the industry that a person’s hearing can change significantly in 6 months. But has anyone experienced this as a change for the better? Would I be unreasonable in requesting a complete retest including REM after only 6 months with the Preza aids to verify any change in my hearing?