Been very hard of hearing for 40 years and finally took the plunge.
Been reading some great tips on here but can’t find what I need to know, wondering if anyone has any advice…
Long story but basically I’ve lost all high frequency hearing.
I went to an audiologist who recommended Signia Charge n Go (NX, I think)
Having worn them for a week, I found that around the 3-5khz range was too loud, and dropped off sharply after that so I still couldn’t hear for example ‘s’ or ‘f’. Things like crinkling paper and running water are too loud, and nothing above that. Hope I’m making sense!
I asked the audiologist to drop the mid-high frequency around 4khz, but boost everything above that. (Used to be an electronic musician so know lots about frequency etc)
He said it wasn’t possible, if he boosted the highs, he’d boost the mid-highs too. He ended up turning everything up, which helped the high frequency, and sounded good in his office but when I left the office and went into the train station, the distortion was incredible and nearly gave me brain damage! I had to take them out.
So my question is, does this sound right? (Scuse the pun)
Where I am, these things are nearly €4k… I’d expect to be able to tune out any frequency band to my liking. Also this “Made for iPhone”, what year is it, 2005?
I also feel like the audiologist could have damaged my ears more by tuning the aids so badly. Just wondering about his level of competence you know?
I’m in France if it makes any difference.
Any advice much appreciated; I have these things on a month trial before I pay for them and at the moment they’re sitting in their charger, useless.