Ha haa, I had started a new thread, but I will update here.
Happy days are here again, I can hear you now, loud and clear, my friend, I hear song bird chirping sounds, and the rain again. Happy days are here again!
This fitter is MUCH better, she knows more, she does more testing, she listens. We had a pleasant hour and a half meeting, joking, chatting and it was very informative. We pulled up my fitting chart, and she agreed a P receiver for my left ear would be a good choice, she changed that right then and there. I have a small vented dome on each hearing aid.
We went over several other charts, several things had to be changed because “Oh Marie never does this with anyone, but I always do this.” (Not her real name) We used the ‘auricle’ machine to get the sound set on these hearing aids. Auricle is that round disk you sit in front of it, don’t talk don’t move. First tubes are set in your ears and sounds test, then the hearing aids are added (tubes remain in) and sounds are adjusted. This is for checking sound in and sound out.
So I got the hearing aids Monday about 5 PM it is now Friday just after 7 PM. The one thing on my list so far for the fitter to adjust at my next appointment: the middle volume. This is where the hearing aids turn on, and you want to have it set for where you normally keep the volume. Just now the right ear is VERY LOUD, so I need that softened about 4 pings. Meanwhile the left ear is too soft and needs to be adjusted up at least 1 and perhaps 2 pings. I can use the volume buttons to make things louder or softer. These KS9s ‘talk’ to each other so if I use the volume button on one, that changes the volume for both. I don’t have any way to change them independently. Nor do I have any way to change the middle volume.
This shows the hearing aids in, and overlaid on my fitting chart. She said the higher frequencies are compressed by the hearing aids so that I can hear those tones.
This is the chart after we used the auricle. You have to adjust 3 levels of sound on each hearing aid, so 6 adjustments in all. This shows where the hearing is - solid line - and where the hearing aid is - dotted line.
This shows the automatic programs for the KS9. There are also 3 manual programs, we will talk about setting those at my next appointment on Nov 22.
I took this photo of a poster on their wall, as I wanted to know more about the dryer; I DID purchase it. But I had not been able to find any info on it online, or on here, before I went in.