I’ve had Siemens hearing aids for a number of years now but cannot say that I’ve adjusted at all well to them. They are “musics” and are in the ear type. My biggest complaint is that my own voice and the sounds of eating are amplified to an extent that I find extremely annoying. In noisy environments, my ability to understand individuals seems decreased by the aids. I find that I now hardly ever wear them anymore. Yet, I know I need help with my hearing. My high frequency loss is substantial.
I’m considering a switch to the Oticon Epoq. Being a geek by nature, these particular aids have an inherent attraction. However, my current hearing aid support person is very much anti-oticon and pro-siemens. I like this woman but am really thinking she is far too wedded to the siemens brand. OTOH… this forum might provide some clarity on this decision.
I do have some questions. Does the epoq have volume control? My very first aids did not and I found this frustrating.
I find the in the ear aids are constantly sliding out of my ear canal. I also don’t like the stuffed up feeling that they give me. The BTE design is attractive to me but I’m wondering how well it stays on/in the ear and if wearing glasses is a problem at all.