Hollow sounds

This is a great forum. Lots of good information.
Perhaps someone can enlighten me. Do all of you experience the same thing I do ?. I.e., when I speak, it sounds like I’m in a chamber or in a barrel. Its a hollow sound…quite unnatural. If you’ve experienced this also, what did you do to get it fixed ?.

Thanks for any input.

This is ‘occlusion’ where your own low frequency loud sounds are trapped between the hearing aid and eardrum.

To notice this effect your low frequency hearing has to be good.

The possible fixes include:

  • adding a vent (a hole) to your hearing aid
  • switching to an open fitting hearing aid
  • changing the aid settings to reduce the gain/output for LOUDS below about 750Hz.