Should my new Oticon OPN 1 hearing aids sound identical to the demo pair I had been using (same model OPN 1, same receivers 85db and same domes)? Is there a break-in period for new hearing aids or the receivers for them to sound right or similar to the used/demo hearing aids?
I have tried out a few different hearing aids over the last couple of months and finally decided I like the Oticon OPN 1 the best. I had a trial pair which I wore for about 6 weeks and just got the new pair yesterday that I would be purchasing if all goes well. As soon as I put them on I told my Audiologist that they sound different, more fuller/muddier/more bass tones than the demo set I had been using. She said that she was using the same settings that were in the demo set and that sometimes hearing aids will sound different than others even when they are the same make/model.
I thought maybe it’s just me or I have to adjust to the new ones but after wearing them around yesterday I am not happy with them. Basically they are missing some of the clarity that I had with the demo pair. I also have my own programmer and I tried a couple things to see if I could improve the sound and I also verified that the settings in the new hearing aids are identical to the demos. They just don’t sound as good/clear which affects my speech recognition. So my question is if anybody else has experienced a difference in sound with new hearing aids compared to a demo set and is there a break-in period for new hearing aids or the speakers/receivers for them to sound right?