Hi all! First post here!
I’ve worn aids since I was about 5. Going from full shell analog all the way to RIC.
Right now I’m wearing Starkey Halo IQ that I got through workforce rehab and was starting to have difficulty understanding again but the volume was as high as it could go without feedback. So I went back to the audi and did a new audio gram (in profile).
He updated the prescription and suggested 70db receivers and custom molds so I went for it. That was in the beginning of March before covid really hit the fan. I finally got the receivers yesterday and it’s amazing how much more I can hear.
One thing is the earmolds are unvented which he did cause I have the volume so loud, he said that was the best thing for the amount of feedback I was getting. The occlusion is pissing me off though. Generally I understood that venting was normal and it’s what I was expecting. Am I wrong? Should I ask him to redo the molds and add a vent? I don’t think he can drill them since my canals are so small and the receiver is huge.
This guy doesn’t do rem or anything like that, to my knowledge the only place that does within a two hour drive is Costco but buying new aids at this point is not possible.