because I’m complaining about them being too loud one minute and too soft another. I’m actually starting to think that one of the two might be defective somehow. But then again, I’ve never worn aids before so I don’t know what to expect as a baseline for my conclusion.
When I put them in, I don’t magically hear a difference like everyone seems to be talking about. It’s not like all of the sudden, someone turned on the lights and now I can see. I thought maybe the batteries did go dead, but I can whistle a high tone and hear them working, and I’ve changed the batteries a couple times as well.
The right aid, “crackles” frequently which is why I think it might be defective. It’s not distortion, but actually sounds like a broken tweeter or an electrical discharge. This crackle does not accompany any ambient sound which is why I think it might just be defective.
If I hear a loud high pitched noise, such as my 2 year old screech, the sound is unbearably loud and distorted. The crackle sound didn’t surface until a few days into wearing them. I don’t know if this means that the aids have somehow adjusted to the environment or if they’ve somehow gone bad, or if they are just poorly adjusted. Or maybe this is just normal?
I do know that both aids work because I can whistle and hear the aplified tone. With one aid, the tone sounds normal, with both aids in, the tone “flutters”, so I know they are both working. Again, I don’t know if this flutter is normal or if it is a sign of a poor adjustment.
As far as office hours go, I live in southern Maryland and work in Annapolis. When I first visited the Audi I understood that she had office hours at my local ENT office every Friday and other hours in Annapolis during the week, which would work perfectly for me. As it turns out, she has office hours 1 Friday a month at my local ENT and her normal office is in Baltimore. Obviously my hearing was a bit off that day…
I probably just need to find a new audi in Annapolis, but I’d at least like to give her a chance to help me before I throw my 10% return fee away.