I am new to this forum (not all that familiar with any forum procedures) but this looks like a good place to find answers.
I am trying to replace a 10-year old GN Resound CC-4 (got stepped on) and have two digital HA questions.
First, I find new, digital alternatives to my old, low tech device produce a most bothersome reverberation or warble effect. An elevator bell doesn’t just ding, it echoes (wawawawa). Clarinet solos are nearly unlistenable with this effect. More important, my dear wife’s voice sometimes produces this reverberation also.
Some audiologists say this is coming from “sound recovery” and that it can be disabled. Others suggest it’s feedback limitation, that also can be disabled. Nobody has offered to disable anything, just said it’s possible.
My latest trial will be with Costco. What do I tell the audiologist to disable or change to eliminate this warble/reverb effect?
Second, even with all the digital enhancements the past 10 years supposedly have brought, in my new HA trials I have found nothing better than the Resound CIC (left) and Siemens Life BTE have provided. Not that these are so good, just that nothing new seems any better. The best of anything in noisy environments were a pair of Audibels with a “meeting” setting that made all sounds very loud. The idea was to be able to hear a speaker at some distance in a meeting or conference room. That “blast” setting worked the best of anything.
But devices that automatically reduced noise reduced the voices just as much making everything quieter but speech no more distinct.
Am I immune to the benefits of sound processing, directional microphones, and such?
As a seeker of impartial, expert info, have I gone about this the right way?