Quick question for all you experts out there.
I’m having trouble with basic speech understanding in even slightly noisy environments. If there’s an echo in the room, forget about it. For about 5 years I wore Oticon Deltas with a custom ear mold and larger ventilation hole. Now, I’m on month two of the ReSound Future aid from Costco woth the double domes (no open vent at all). These aids are pretty good, plenty loud, but like I said, really struggling to understand speech in large places and in any type of noisy environment (coffee shop, grocery store, etc.).
I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that I have no ventilation and therefore no natural sound coming in. Would getting an open fit OR a customized ear mold with a ventilation hole help with speech understanding. I put my old Oticon Deltas on and I seem to understand fine (they just don’t have the power or the features I’m looking for).
Any advice would help. Thinking about turning in the ReSound Future and trying the Widex Clear 440 Fusion. Heard they are great at speech recognition.