Hello, I am a new HA user. I have moderate to severe hearing loss. Not sure when my hearin got so bad, but, Im told I may have waited too long to address this issue.
I have several questions/problems and so far am totally unsatisfied with my hearing aids. I am not sure if it is related to PHONAK, or if it is due to my Audiologists.
She is very nice, but several comments and issues have caused me to question her familiarity with these hearing aids.
My daughter is moderate to severe deaf since birth. She has worn hearing aids since 4 years old, and loves them. Recently she bought OTICON opn1 and loves them more. She loves the bluetooth connection. she loves being able to manually select programs when she isnt hearing well at certain times/places/events.
She told me I have insurance coverage for a program called TRU-HEAR. But she said those hearing aids are JUNK. garbage trash. She told me she only reccomends and services PHONAK as they are the best.
She said there are only 2 HA available that are bluetooth. Meaning they stream from smartphones and / or stream from TV. Other HA that have BT only use the phone for remote functions like adjusting volume or seeing battery level. (but no streaming)
This seems un-believable. Can any1 verify that? ONLY 2 ha THAT STREAM MUSIC / SOUND FROM CELL PHONE/TV? (oticon opn & PHONAK Marvel
- Audiologist told me I can not manually select programs. She said the AUTOSENSE 3.0 does everything. Thats why PHONAK is so much better. I DONT HAVE TO OVER-RIDE the program selected for me. This doesnt make sense. I can not see any PROGRAMS in the REMOTE APP. just the phone, and if the TV is on, then it will show TV CONNECTOR. BUT normally it shows AUTOSENSE 3.0. NO programs are listed.
4.I have been in different enviroments but the HA sound quality sucked. I was in a lobby, and the voices were ECHOING BADLY… but there wasnt anything I could do.
- I was in another office and could hear someone typing on a computer next to the person I was talking with but, could not hear the person 3 ft in front of me…
Basically, several different environments were worst then not wearing HA. tHE AUDIOLOGIST made adjustments. but it sounds like she is just making things louder. And the quality of that sound is getting tinnier and sounds like listening to a radio with a 2" speaker. an old AM radio that grandpa listed to baseball games. No bass, no rich / full sounds…
Music sounds worst with hearing aids…
Im so frustrated. I have brought my HA with me to the last two audiologist visits, prepared to return them. But she told me to give her another chance.
Currently, I will not take any excuse next time.
they are going back to her…
I was hoping to go to a different audiologist, but once I told them I was trialing a pair already, they didnt want anything to do with me. They told me they dont want to interfere with current treatment. and They didnt know what specification the first audiologist ordered for me.
I just hoped he could confirm the questions I asked above and to verify the programs and the settings.
there is only 1 REM audiologist in my area. I will return my hearing aids this week and make an appt to see this new audiologist.
anyways. I would love to hear from others and hopefully at least get the answer to the question about other HA and hopefully they can stream also.