in my right ear, anything that has a “medium” sound lvl (65+ dB) causes a metallic clink in my right ear, I can hear it without HAs when yelling and sligthly when talking, and when I cover my right ear with my hand and talk. I can hear it extremly loud when I use HAs, all kinds of HAs that is.
CIC Q90, Phonak Belang V 50 RIC + Pwer dome, Phonak Naida V 90, Oticon OPN. MY ENT said my ear drums swing normally, made a test, and that I have conductive hearing loss and that I could reach 100% comprehension in 65dB with HAs.
I was tested with HAs and had 100% comprehension @ 65dB and 75% at a lower threshhold.
Still I always hear that metallic clink in my right ear with HAs, which causes my psyche to drop and even though I have a rather good comprehension it could be better without that sound.
I will make an appointment in a clinic later next week, but wanted to ask you guys for your feedback.
Any help greatly appreciated.
As far as I can tell that metallic clink started slightly with my tinitus 10 years ago, but the last couple of weeks it is not possible to ignore it.
10 years ago when I needed HAs I was tested by an ENT and in a clinic and they haven’t found anything specific, however I didn’t mention that sound, as I was unsure of its origin(my ear, or is it the aids, I’m positive it is my ear now).