Interesting. Thank you. It’s hard to tell the size of the vent in your photo, but it seems to be at least similar (relatively speaking) to the size of what’s in mine. But mine seem (to me) to be up higher in the mold. My audiologist must agree with you about drilling into silicone. She told me that if she received them and they weren’t sized correctly, she’d be able to fax her corrections to ReSound and the turn around time would be much quicker. (Because of her due date, I paid $25 to have the work expedited and, quite surprisingly, that’s all I was charged for them.)
Because my hair covers my ears, I am OK with the way the little tail looks (so long as it doesn’t interfere with the way the mold works). I was so annoyed by the domes moving forward in my ears, that my audiologist wanted those canal locks (or whatever they are called). Maybe I have super-sensitive ears, but among the things I wasn’t enjoying about the dome system, were that the sports locks kept poking my ears. At first, they were too long (I thought) and didn’t stay nicely where they’re supposed to. She cut them, and then if I didn’t get them in just so, the end poked me,
I am beginning to feel like a major whiner…which I try not to be (and usually aren’t). I’m OK with getting adjusted to some discomfort. I am 66 and deal with a good bit of discomfort with fairly good humor. I guess I’m just trying to gauge if the discomfort can be made less so.
So far, I am liking the steady feel of the molds. They aren’t slipping out! Yippee! Now I’m trying to check in if the sound is at least close to as good as it can get.
Thanks so much for all the help and support you folks are being so generous in offering.