Hi, I’ve found lots of great help here, in particular seeing that others with severe high frequency loss seem to have good results with varrious newer digital aids.
I have bilateral aquired conductive loss from a cholesteatomas destroying my ossicular chain, caused by childhood infections and not identified and removed until I was 36. After 4 operations initially improved hearing, but deteriorated as the reconstructions broke down. After several stable years, the left low frequency range recently dropped further. I had a lot of pain and thought the C’tomas had returned but I have been diagnosed with TMJ disfunction, basically jaw joint misalinged causing muscle spasm that gave severe headache/earache type pain, but the movement effects position of the aid worsening feedback. The TMJ pain is now controlled but I have real problems with my Phonak aids.
Can anyone recommend a suitable RIC aid (or CIC unlikely?)for my loss as my Phonak micropowers feedback so much with a recent power increase input, the feedback program removes the gain too much. I have a hard shell and with my TMJ diagnosed my Audi tried a soft tip but there was no seal and feedback was constant. she is contacting Phonak for advice but isn’t hopeful. However I see many of the posters here have severe loss and may be able to recommend a solution? Are the newer anti fedback programs an improvement? I hoped a soft flexible receiver tip would solve my problems, surely there is one that will seal fully?
Thanks for reading.