@Don - At the first fitting we did set the volume a bit low so I could get used to it. A couple weeks later we put it back to full volume. I’ve been using it that way for around a month now.
@Sierra and Don - I suspect the metallic sound is probably just new sounds to me. The subtle metallic sounds of a keyboard click or the turn signal in my car. Maybe even the metal frame of my glasses against the aid have something to do with how sounds are received by the microphone.
I do get the feedback squeal once in a while, but I am starting to think it’s going to be a normal thing. My aid is RIC and has the tulip style dome.
One thing I do have trouble with is the voice messages. I need to have the volume of those turned up a bit. It was nice in a quiet office, but I generally work in noisy conditions and when the “low battery” or other signals pop up I have trouble hearing them.
At my #2 visit, we added one of those little sport springs. I mentioned that I take my glasses on and off many times a day (regular glasses to safety glasses and back, plus sunglasses) and I was constantly knocking things out of position. The spring helps keep the receiver plugged in properly even if I knock the aid out of position.
Thanks for the comments.
Also, right now I have 3 programmed settings: Universal, Music, and Comfort. The Comfort setting was added at my #2 visit - I use it sometimes where I work when I am in the middle of a noisy environment. Are there any other programs that are very popular? I’ve not had a lot of success finding that information. I’m a gadget kind of guy and want to get the most use out of this thing as possible.