I have “mild to moderate” hearing loss, especially at high frequencies. I tried the Starkey aid in the office (a sample) - I just put it behind the ear - but because it takes a larger battery and is bigger than other aids I thought it was uncomfortable behind the ear. Thus I opted to try the ReSound hearing aid - the one that links up to your iPhone so you can listen to music or phone calls with Bluetooth.
I’ve had the aid a few days only and when listening to music on my iPhone the sound quality is terrible. I’m not that picky about music quality really but it’s very tin-ee (not sure how to spell that). It’s so bad there is no way I’d listen to music through these aids streaming from my iPhone. It’s sooo much better if I take the aids out and put the regular iPhone earphones on.
So - - I am wondering if the sound quality of music (and the voices of people on the phone) would be better with the Starkey?
Also my aids make this “shhhhh” sound unless I turn the the base and treble setting way down to the lowest setting. Loud noises such as slamming doors can almost hurt - although I understand this is some setting that can be adjusted by the audiologist - I have an appointment to see the audiologist again on Friday.
If I put my hearing aids on “restaurant” to get rid of background noise I also get a loud “shhhh” sound.
I am wondering if I chose the wrong aids or whether this can all be fixed.
I guess also that it takes awhile to adjust to having something in your ear. The behind the ear part is comfy but having something inside my ear will take a bit of getting used to.
Thanks for listening to me gripe