My audiologist came back from a 3 month maternity leave and I’m trying to make a short list of hearing issues I’d like her to address. Does anyone know if there is some setting or adjustment or issue that would cause me to sometimes miss understanding the first word of a sentence–when the speaker first starts talking–in a quiet setting? I’ve only noticed it with my partner, and he has a deep voice and he’s not a mumbler. I have ReSound Quattros. Most of the time I just leave it in the “all around” program. But indoors, even in our pretty quiet house, I do keep the “noise filter” on because–without that–I hear sort of a very light hiss, like a faucet running and I find that annoying. My audiologist told me she has amplification at my prescription level. Three months ago I got custom molds and I’m not positive she did REM again–or at least not like she did originally. She played some static sounds into my ear for a few moments, but the original test was different and included me, e.g. listening to some text.
(I plan, for a day or two, to turn the noise filter off indoors and see if it makes any difference.)
I’ve wondered if this issue sounds like some known issue, that is just unknown to me. It’s like I need something adjustable to “wake” my HAs up just a beat sooner when quiet speech starts. Well, unless it’s just my ears and my brain.