I qualify for hearing aids due to loss of hearing from exposure to noise. Phonak Paradise hearing aids were supplied. I have had Phonak before; I’m happy with the audiologists skill, and hard work to get me new hearing aids. Paradise with rechargeable batteries and bluetooth connectivity to my work cell phone.
I’m about a month in…so far I’ve experimented with regular maintenance. Cone replacement. Wax guard replacement–and that’s been difficult for me. I’ve messed up putting in the wax guards.
Today I had my first follow up appointment with my audiologist. He hooked me up to his computer and asked questions…
He suggested that I use the programs built in and experiment with settings. I’ve only done that a little bit. Ive used the automatic program almost exclusively. I wear my HA’s 15 + hours a day. Often 17 hours.
My wife says I’m talking very loudly. Furthermore, I’m not hearing her (not listening to her is how she put it.) She also says I’m talking loudly.
Question: does dome size affect how I hear myself talk? I have been using the smallest domes I can; shaped like plugs.
Tonight I put the largest domes in that I have.
Please help. I’m not used to the Paradise hearing aids yet. I want to hear better.