3 year OPN1 user who wasn’t overly happy. Feedback was horrible even with custom domes, ability to hear my partner in a restaurant or bar was a big struggle and my aids were replaced 5 times in total due to failure.
The new OPNS1T were fitted yesterday. This is very preliminary given that my new custom molds won’t be delivered and fit until Monday and therefore we have done no REM and won’t until these are re-fit with the custom molds made by oticon, both with “medium” vents. Currently I am using double domes which are clear and medium sized.
I went with the T model due to the dual rocker switch which the OPN1 aids had (the non T in the S has a single switch). They are negligibly larger than my OPN1 aids and they are so close nobody would notice it.
4 programs installed (with modifications), VAC+, NLS2, DSL Adult and Comfort in noise. Speech rescue is turned on in my right ear in all 4 programs. So far, the NLS2 is by a wide margin the best program. Feedback is substantially better even without the customs domes and I really need to force it to get it to occur. I laid my head on my pillow last night with the aids in just to try it and nothing. Not a peep and we did not need to run the feeedback analyzer. With the OPN1 aids even with custom molds with the smallest vents possible the feedback simply sucked.
The OpenSoundBooster so far hasn’t shown me much difference in a restaurant noisy environment which I tried in several locations last evening. I was underwhelmed there but it’s unfair to jusdge yet until the custom molds are delivered, the aids set back UP, REM is conducted, final tweaking (which is never final) occurs, etc. I will say that while to me the background noise was just as bad, the voice clarity when I strained to hear was a bit brighter / better I will note however it makes a big difference in an office or home environment to keep the AC ventilation noise from being so loud. Works like a charm in those situations.