Going into loud restaurant


#1

I’m going to a restaurant at luch today known to have a lot of noise, very loud machines along with the usual people noise and I will try out all the functions again. Narrow directionality, 360 directionality, speech in loud noise, and the general Autosense program.

Wish me luck. Anything else i can test?

It’s Hattie B’s and it’s chicken and waffles day.


#2

You might play around with overall volume settings. Sometimes the overall loudness is overwhelming for me and dropping it down a notch can be helpful. Some of your programs may already do that.


#3

Do you use frequency lowering? Maybe something worth trying out, given your high frequency hearing loss.


#4

It would seem to me with my very limited knowledge of these things, that having the SoundSmoothing set to max (level 3?) would be helpful in a restaurant. Seem inevitable that someone will drop a tray of dishes, cutlery, or glasses.


#5

Ha. Nope, everything is pretty much wide-a** open. :grin:

I will try playing around with volume.


#6

I’m not usually bothered by that since I have had hearing aids for several years now. There is an impulse sound slider and I think it is set for moderate (medium-high) on the speech in loud noise program.


#7

Yes, I have it set to bring things down to 1500-4000 on the better ear, and 1300-4000 on the worse. It helps audibility a lot!


#8

My understanding of the KS 8.0 is that SoundSmoothing can be set to one of three levels.

SoundSmoothing


#9

All three settings worked well again. I settled on the speech in loud noise manual program and actually turned it up one click and I heard as well as anyone else at my table. Some of them were saying “what”.