About 3 weeks ago I had my mother fitted for hearing aids. Our 30 days is a couple days away. She had a stroke 25 years ago and suffers from aphasia ( inability to speak clearly). I love her to death and I am her full time caregiver but she is about as dumb as it comes with any kind of technology stroke or not.
Anyway… She got the OPN 3, MINIRITE T 312 2. Both sides. With an 8mm power dome (we also tried 6mm) she tells me they hurt. When she has them on and we use the remote 3.0 she alone clicks maybe once or twice. Does this turn them way up? Do there need to be many more clicks? Can they be too loud?
The doctor does not seem experienced or patient with complicated patients and I fear he is leaving out some things that might help us get her a better fit.
She can’t keep them in for longer than 15 minutes because she says they hurt and bother her.
I just put them in my ears for the first time with the button pushed to the lowest level. Nothing is louder in fact they are currently working as ear plugs. I am a bit fearful to turn them up. They have a constant buzzing sound but my mother says she does not hear any buzzing sounds.
My questions… Would the BTE be a better option with a custom mold? I assume the receiver in the canal is not going to work for my mother? Do BTE molds NOT go in as deep?
I have no idea how to fit the current mold in her ear. Do I push in hard or soft. I guess we have them programmed to just one program. I am charging up my old iphone to download the app.
Lastly is there such a list of everything that could go wrong with hearing aids? If I give my mother a list then it may be easier to configure a good fit. A list with everything for instance pain levels, buzzing noises and “what if” scenarios?