Headband bone conduction hearing aids without implants


Is there anyone else who wears headband bone conduction hearing aids without implants like me? I have Oticon’s hearing aids (digital Sumo DM BTE and analogs (380P, E38P, etc.) with their external bone conduction oscillators. I don’t wear the hearing aids behind my ears like most people do since I was born with no ear canals and holes, and my external ears aren’t normals. I have been wearing these types of hearing aids (don’t remember if they were all Oticon brand though, but same type and designs!) since I was a little (over 35 years?). I finally went from analog to digital since Oticon and others do not make analog types anymore so it was time. My hearing has been stable as well. http://zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/HearingTestResults/ has my test results, history, Genie’s numbers, etc.

It has been almost a couple months since I wore my new digital Sumo DM BTE. I am still not fully used to it. I went to see my audiologist thrice so far. I still get some feedbacks, echoes, etc. depending on what audio I hear like very loud bassy music during church services (even if audio volume is to mininum), Forrest Gump’s theme like on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOvuwNyhcqI ), my clicky keyboard, etc. My audiologist and Oticon’s phone technical support say that is pretty much tweaked. My audiologist said my hearing aid types can’t handle mutliple audio and all types. Also, he said my hearing aid types can’t be improved much because of bone conduction’s technology hasn’t changed over time (that explains why my new oscilliator is the same exact model as my old 380P’s). Is this true and normal? :frowning:

Thank you in advance. :slight_smile: