I recently got a set of Phonak Smart IX hearing aids and as suggested by many people on this forum have done the following to reduce echo which is problematic. The echo is both my own voice(primarily) but also external sounds. There is no fluid in the ears, and I do have narrow ear canals.
- I went back and had the audiologist run the Phonak Target program software specifically for the open domes that I use and then run the feedback test again.
- Decreased the low frequencies
- Had the occlusion control set up to the maximum
The echo did improve, but is still there and as I increase the volume on the aids with the remote control to the point I need, the echo gets worse. Keeping the volume low reduces the echo and it almost disappears but so does my ability to hear as well. I understand this is called ampclusion. Is there anything else I can do? Would another hearing aid be better for this or will it be the same thing and I just have to live with it. I have 2 more weeks on my trial.
Thanks for any advice you can offer