Just got the CIC Seimens Centra about 1 week ago. My hearing loss was at an early age from shooting guns without hearing protection.
Starts about 1000 hz and maximum at 4000 hz (60 db).
I am only 46 and refuse to wear anything but a cic. (Having an ego sucks). My audiologist suggested the BTE devices but said my main problem would be adjusting to my own voice with the cic. This is not the problem whatsoever.
I work in a busy trauma center and am having a hard time adjusting the instruments. I cannot hear nurses/patients when they talk normally/softly. Doors closing sound like explosions. Typing this message is a harsh “clacking” sound. It just seems like I am not hearing what I need to hear and noises I really don’t want to hear are extremely exaggerated. We have tried adjusting them once and it helped some. I just took them out and am doing better without them…
Perhaps these are not the devices for me.
Any feedback (no pun intended) is appreciated.