Hello! Been on this site for a while reading many pages and updates. I’ve needed HA’s for many years and just bit the bullet and purchased Opn S1 hearing aids. Had them for two days now and have some questions and comments and welcome any feedback and help, I will upload my hearing test once I figure out how!
So far, it’s been pretty amazing in between some frustration. My Audi helped set up my HA’s and added a music profile. The amazing is that I have been able to hear things, as others have mentioned, that I couldn’t hear for years. Bird, leaves, squeaky floor boards, microwave and refrigerator beeps, kids playing at the park, BLINKER!, my wife’s voice and similar results to others. I can see how these will be life changing for me.
Phone calls are good to have going directly to the HA’s. the sound is a little light and tinny, as is streaming music, but the convenience is big. Clients can hear me fine so the mics are good as well. No wind issues even while driving and using the A/C blowing.
The app seems to be good. I use the website and the mobile app. Adjusting volume is easy, dual or individual, changing programs, standard, directional, music is easy and seamless. All good to this point.
After only 3 days I do hear a slight feedback from one of my hearing aids. Only happens when my hand or arm moves near my ear but is a little frustrating and definitely only one side. I also have been watching TV and can hear great when all of a sudden it’s difficult to hear, then it sounds good again. Certainly not a situation I want in front of clients or in conferences rooms. This morning, I decided to do a test and had the right one (the one with slight feedback) fully inserted and the other pulled from my ear. What has been happening is that the HA fully inserted seems to completely fade out. Funny, because the other side which is just hanging on my ear (not inserted) I can begin hear the sound clearly. That is likely what is happening when watching TV and sound is good then hard to hear, then good again. Went to a movie and same thing, going great then struggling to hear words. Also, I’ve read on this great forum that some have referenced “warble” with this model and wanted to see if that is what they mean. Warbling between HA’s? In any case, it’s seems that perhaps one of the HA’s has a defect. I switched up and put the left side (non-feedback HA) in and same exact scenario. Sitting still, streaming the same talk show, phone on same side as HA. After 2+ hours it hasn’t cut out once! So curious if anyone experienced this with these HA’s?
Again, the intermittent times when both are active, the change is simply amazing. I have an appt. with my Audi next week but if this continues, I will call them to discuss my issues asap. I don’t have a long trial period so I want to be sure I get this settled quickly.
I also want to get the adapter to stream TV to the Ha’s. Does this have to be purchased through Oticon or are there others on the market, better streaming and budget available?
Any other feedback on these issues and HA’s will be great.
Thanks again everyone. This great site has been so helpful to me and finally happy to have made the jump to finally hear better again!