I wear Unitron Passport Moxy13 RITE (receiver in the ear) hearing aids. they are fairly open and allow for a lot of residual hearing. I have a moderate loss and tinnitus so needless to say, I need to protect my hearing. I’ve started singing in a band at church and really wasn’t noticing that the sound on stage was bothering me but last week after the service, I noticed that my tinnitus was louder than it has been in quite a while. That’s got me worried.
How can I protect my hearing while wearing hearing aids? If I take them off, I will have trouble hearing what is spoken during our practices. I’m not sure how well I can even hear the music if I take them off. I was wondering about this idea, what if I put my hearing aids in and turned the volume down as much as possible. Then I could put regular ear plugs (drugstore variety) on top of my RITE receivers. That would block out most residual sound coming into my ears. This might be a terrible idea. With hearing aids, I just don’t know how to protect my hearing and be able to hear at the same time.
Has anyone out there dealt with this situation? What do you think of my idea and is there anything made to work with hearing aids that would be better? Thank you.