Hi guys. I’m in process of switching to a digital hearing aid after using analog for about 8-9 years and i’m finding it rather difficult. Perhaps it is the way it is adjusted, I don’t know, but with digital HA the sound is just not the same. I’ve been using a Siemens Intuis ITE for around a few weeks now. The problem I’m having is with speech and music. Speech sounds like I’m in a large gym room with this booming echo. Music is completely ruined for me. I don’t even know how to describe it but it sounds like a distorted mess. These problems were nonexistent with my Phonak analog ITC. The audi keeps telling me that digital is far greater than analog, but it’s not working for me.
I want to go back to analog but before I do, I thought I should ask my audi to try to adjust the hearing aid to work like analog. I don’t know how to explain this to the audi. I want to replicate the analog hearing aid completely, meaning I don’t want any effects such as noise reduction, etc. After looking through the forums, I compiled a short list of things to mention to the audi:
- set to linear compression (disable compression)
- no features like noise reduction
- use the 360 microphone only (not sure what it’s called, but the other one is called directional)
- no automatic volume control or volume cut-offs
Am I missing something? Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.