I’ve been trying out new hearing aids and experiencing issues with them, namely that certain background noises sound unnatural, and certain low frequency sounds seem to have too much “bass” to them. If I’m tapping on my keyboard for example, it sounds more like I’m tapping on tambourine drums, or similar to the sound you get when you’re tapping on a microphone (resulting in a residual boom). It’s almost like a combination of vibration and sound (again similar to bass) that seems to overwhelm my brain and give me headaches after a while. Sounds of say, the air conditioner, or the dryer in the background also seem louder than they should be. I only tend to notice this for low frequency sounds, while higher frequencies sound more natural. I’m currently using ESTAT programming on Starkey 3 Series i110 Power Plus 13 hearing aids. From what I’ve been told by the audie, my programming is supposed to be pretty linear, but it doesn’t seem that way based on the way it processes certain low key sounds.
Can anyone advise as to what’s causing me to hear this way and how I can get it properly adjusted?