I figured I would start documenting my experience going from Oticon OPN 1 to Oticon More 1. I recently trialed the Costco Philips HearLink 9030 for a couple of months, but didn’t see that there was enough of an improvement to justify their purchase. I decided to take the plunge and order a pair of Oticon More1. My reasons for wanting a new pair are that my OPN are 5 years old and that I quite frankly like having the latest tech when possible. I’m a DIYer and have been so for 5 years at this point. I have a reverse slope hearing loss (RSHL/low frequency) so my experience might be different than most others.
Observations right off the bat on day 1 while working at home:
-Streaming is more seamless than the OPN. The OPN would typically make a click noise to start off when I’m streaming something. That has not happened with the More.
-Sound is more natural and “open” than the OPN. This natural sound to me is really apparent.
-With a RSHL, I hear high frequencies well. So if I’m talking to someone with the faucet running, all I can normally hear is the faucet running. With the More, I had a flawless conversation with my wife while I washing dishes. I have not had that experience before with the OPN.
Again, this is just day 1 and thus means very little, but I didn’t want to forget some of the things that I experienced today as I continue with wearing the More.