Has anyone else had this problem??
I started having trouble hearing one day with my aids in. I couldn’t figure out what was happening as hearing, even with the aids in was terrible. Several days passed and I heard the musical tones in my right aid go off about six hours after putting them in! That surprised me because I never had that happen before. Something was going wrong with my aids. The tones had gone on as usual that morning when putting them on, but here they were, going off a second time, right in the middle of the day.
Then four or five days passed and the musical tones started up again in the middle of the day in the right aid only. This continued at least once a week for the last few weeks. Then something different has happened. The tones started up in the late afternoon, but this time from the left aid. A week has gone past now and no tones have reoccurred. My hearing is still bad. I put in new speaker filters, but that didn’t help. I made an appointment at my clinic thinking the audiologist could help. She put them through some kind of a diagnostic, and put in two new speakers, but said they couldn’t find anything wrong with them. Perhaps they should be sent in for repair. I don’t want to send them in through my clinic because the cost is $500 for repair and no real warranty on the work. She told me they seldom have any problems with Oticon aids and sometimes will put in all new inner workings to resolve issues.
I’m in a quandry. I’ve been using aids for three years and certainly am no expert. I have searched out one particular on-line hearing aid repair website that “has been in the business for 20 years” and fixes all brands and styles, even old ones, for half the cost of the clinic. They get really great reviews, so I am leaning toward sending them in to that website. It means I will be without hearing support for a week to 10 days. The thought of being without them is terrible. My marriage will probably be skating on thin ice by the time I get them back!
Three things that may or may not be important. I remembered that the audiologist had set up my aids to answer through my iphone not long before the music notes starting going off. Could that have triggered this musical tone thing and bad hearing?
Secondly, I do notice that my tinnitus seems worse. And lastly, for whatever it’s worth, I am using the 100 speaker now. I can hear much better than with the smaller original, but I am having an awful time making them stay in. They are just toooooo big and no matter what size dome I use, they keep slipping out. It’s embarrassing to be poking them in in public. Audiologist told me “don’t worry about pulling them out by the wire as the wire is very strong”. So I do pull them out by the wire They are in so far that I can’t grasp the speaker without using the wire to pull them out. Could pulling the wire have caused some damage?
At a loss in Virginia