I am a senior with severe hearing loss/nerve/cochlea & tinnitus. I recently got new hearing aids, 2 phonak audio m90s from VA. they have been fitted several times with REM. I still have real problems trying to hear speech with them. They are worse than previous HAs I have worn.
I have a technical question. After several unsuccessful attempts to fit HAs , I am wondering if the problem is compression. audiologist says I have 29% hearing capability left, & it is difficult to fit the aids.
My thinking is that the compression/attack/release capability of there M90 phonaks might not be good enough in my case, & speech distortions result.
- does compression with a 29% capacity to start with & tinnitus produce distorted speech?
- is it possible that varying attack/release times at different frequencies might better solve distortion perception?
Does phonak have ability to vary compression speeds for different frequencies?
Are there other HA brands that handle this compression speed better?
going back jan 25 to audiologist for another shot at it. dont know what best course of action.