The first hearing aid ordered was a ITC for the larger battery. What I got back was a CIC that fits like a ITC but the bottom part at the intertragic notch jutted out my ear and was painful. I assumed since my hearing aid has all the optional tech removed, they made an executive decision to use smaller base config.
In followup 3 months later, audiologist took one look and said it needed to be remade as it was too big. An IIC was ordered instead; if smaller battery is used, why not just go smaller? What I got back is an IIC that fits like a CIC with the bottom a little more deeply set. It hurts like hell (top part ~1cm in canal ) and throbs after some time in my ear canal. It also pops out/moves 1/2+ cm with little to no movement. I’m assuming it’s too small and is the reason why there is a ton of feedback; I never had feedback with the other one.
Are ear molds hard to make right or are my ears wrong for molds or something? Or is this audiologist or mfg issue? Why isn’t there communication when they send back something completely different than ordered? Would trying a different manufacturer help? If it matters these are oticon own.