Music program settings have changed since I began wearing my Starkey S series iQ hearing aids 10 years ago After a lapse of 25 years of not involved in music, I returned four years ago and the Starkeys sounded beautiful and realistic to represent acoustic grand piano sound . I wish I could find out these HA’s Algorithms, programming, architecture— to understand how they worked so incredibly well for the complexity of a grand piano ‘s sound.
Over a year ago I began searching for a new pair of HA’s because of repair issues and needing a new HA for better speech clarity . So far I’ve tried Starkey halo , Muse, Wdex Beyond, Signia, Phonak, and I am currently trying ReSound. All of their music programs sound inadequate compared to my former Starkey iQ.
Currently my audiologist is very open to trying any wayto make the music program produce a sound of the grand piano as I’ve appreciated it from the Starkey model. He chatted with a tech consultant at ReSound to make the music program as analog as possible . The core representation of piano sound is good but there’s strange electronica effects that simply will not work for serious advanced literature live performance .
I did a small search for current analog HAs, found some suggestions , but I would rather not have to have two pairs of HAs. My hearing loss begin with low frequencies , but now includes some higher frequencies also . From reading posts on this forum it seems other musicians have mentioned Bernafon Zerena 9, with its live music program . I’m beginning to suspect that the newest Digital HAs are quite wonderful for speech clarity with 20 to 24 channels . But I’m also hearing musicians highly desiring analog processing for live music and actively playing their instruments.
Is there any hope of finding a single HA that represents Naturally represents the true sound of playing a tgrand piano and also offers current digital technology for speech clarity ?