I recently purchased my first pair of hearing aids (Audibel LX-300’s) due to a loss of hearing at high frequencies and have only had them for a few days, so I’m a total newbie when it comes to hearing aids. Unaided, all I hear is a tinny/rattling sound at the higher tones which takes the pleasure from listening to music and makes it very difficult to understand TV shows. I’m also starting to miss more and more words when people speak to me, especially women with higher pitched voices or children. I hear fine at lower frequencies and have no problem with faint sounds. Your standard elderly sensorineural loss, according to my audiologist.
My question is this: Even with the aids, I’m still hearing the rattling sound at higher frequencies, especially when watching TV or listening to music. They aren’t helping much at all in those situations. Is that normal or are they just not adjusted properly? She reduced the high frequency gain at my original fitting because I was hearing that rattling noise occasionally when she spoke. That removed it, so I’m wondering if maybe I just need to have the gain reduced some more.
I’d appreciate any advice/suggestions. If this is the best I can expect, I’m inclined to return them at the end of my 30 day trial period because they really aren’t doing enough good to be worth the cost.