I know this is the eternal question for most of us using HA’s. When we are in a crowded noisy restaurant or a bar there is no way to understand speech. So it happens in a noisy street.
Due to my work I need to have a spare set of HA’s. In this moment I have a set of Widex Passion 440 and a set of Phonak Audeo Yes IX. I am not going to advice about quality, as a matter of fact both work fine in normal environments.
Each set has been adapted in a different Center by a different audiologist. One set deals very good with street noise, ie car and heavy traffic, but in crowded restaurants is terrible. The other set is better in crowded restaurants and bars but worse in noisy streets.
Ideally, picking up the good adaptive diagram of every set it will result in one wonderful HA set, but that is theory.
My question is, which frequencies influence more the restaurants/bars noise and which ones the traffic noise?
If I would know I will go to the Audis and try to change the wrong part of the audiogram in each set of HA’s, so I will have the Widex and the Phonak sets working good.
Is this a valid idea or may be utopia?
0250.Hz L-45 R-40
0500.Hz L-35 R-50
1000.Hz L-40 R-50
2000.Hz L-45 R-50
3000.Hz L-60 R-50
4000.Hz L-90 R-70
6000.Hz L-80 R-65
8000.Hz L-75 R-80