Are hearing tests sometimes inaccurate?
The reason I ask is that I am having a problem getting my new hearing aids to do the job.
I had CIC hearing aids which were fitted from a previous test and work fine in quiet settings but not in noise. With them I can hear all voices easily in any quiet setting. I don’t have the test results any more.
I now have Audeo Yes RIC hearing aids in the hope they will help with hearing in noise, as well as in quiet. When I first had them fitted from a new hearing test they were nowhere near loud enough (practically useless). This seemed odd. I have had the gain turned up once. They are better but still not good enough to rely on. The most odd thing I notice is that for some females I can’t hear any noise at all when they speak, even in a quiet setting! Absolute silence with a moving mouth!
Compare this to my older CIC’s (fitted from the earlier hearing test) with which I can hear any voice clearly in a quiet setting:
This makes me wonder if for some frequencies my new test results are wrong. Otherwise, surely I would at least hear a little noise for all voices, even if I could not understand their words?
Any thoughts or alternate explanations would me most appreciated.
Thank you for your time.