I’ve had hearing loss my whole life (50 years). I’m on my third set of aids, Resound Linx (maybe Linx2). Hearing loss is predominantly high frequency, although I’ve lost midrange too over the years.
My current issue is that with my right hearing aid in particular. If I insert it a bit too far, the sensitivity and volume go through the roof. Dropping a pen on a counter becomes incredibly load, or running water or fans. The ancillary sounds are so boosted that I can’t understand conversations. If I pull it out further, this stops.
Is this a common effect? I’ve notice before that if I occlude my ear with a finger, the microphone on the hearing aid suddenly picks up everything. So I fear this is a similar effect. I have tulip domes now and wonder if more open domes would help prevent this problem. Any thoughts?