Well, went in for another reprogram of the Naidas, which I have been wearing for about two weeks.
So far, the good:
(1) Heard a fly buzzing in my room and running against the window. Wow. Don’t recall hearing that in ages. Birds too.
(2) Speech is great with SoundRecover; the soft sounds are back. I think my discrimination has improved in most situations.
(3) I can pick out parts in music I have previously not heard in a long time (small tympany such as slight cymbal crashes, drums; as well as notes in high FQ keyboard crescendoes and guitars).
- For all that has been said about SoundRecover, SoundFlow is kind of an unsung hero. The aids tend to zoom in on voice even in noise…I’ve picked out conversations of people walking past me, talking into cell phones, in elevators, etc. (For a test, I played a piece of music on the auto SoundFlow program and everything was extremely dampened except the singer’s voice. So wow.)
(5) Even on another reprogram, my voice and others tend to break up some times with distortion, static.
(6) There’s some highpitched, echo-static sound when playing individual notes on a piano, and a musical composition overall (played through piano or on my car’s CD player) sounds distorted (not as clear as Elevas).
My theory is that the echo-feedback is producing the overall distortion though I can’t say for certain.
(7) On the last reprogram, they played with compression (actually increased it) kneepoint and a few other things, and I am still getting this stuff, so I’m kind of annoyed/frustrated with more programming at this point.
Very promising but frustrating. One would hope the aids can be programmed to get the softness of the speech w/ SoundRecover, without the sometimes static breaking of voices; as well as the softness of some musical parts without the slight but noticeable overall distortion of a musical piece.
Too much to ask for?