I am currently on my second trial set of hearing aids. I wanted to go with CIC rather the BTE because of the visibility factor and comfort. However after trying the Starkey OTOLens and the Widex models which both produced so much occlusion I couldn’t stand having them in. Everything was great as long as I didn’t speak. Hearing myself talk in my own head is not working for me. By the end of the day I felt exhausted and very happy to have them out.
Next week I am going to try some BTE models and see how that goes. My question is can this occlusion problem be solved? If it can’t I think I will wait until the technology improves in a few years. I have moderate hearing loss in the upper ranges only and would love to hear better but the occlusion problem is huge.