Hi. I just started a trial of Oticon Epoq XW hearing aids. My previous aids were Oticon Syncro. So far I have been a little disappointed. Maybe I was expecting too much. The first problem immediately after programming was that all sounds boomed in my left ear, especially my own voice. My audi made a few adjustments, but I still feel like I’m hearing everything in my left ear. My own voice is way too loud and entirely on the left. I am hoping that a programming change can correct this problem, but I don’t know exactly what is wrong. If it can’t be fixed, then I can’t keep the hearing aids.
When listening to (rather loud) music, the hearing aids seem to muffle the sound or lower the volume periodically. It will stay that way for a few seconds and then go back to sounding loud and clear. I don’t like this at all and it needs to be changed. I listen to music every day.
The Streamer has been a bit disappointing as well. It only seems to work if I am wearing the lanyard around my neck. If I try to take it off, then the hearing aids start switching between programs and the sound cuts out. I was so happy when I switched from a neck loop to DAI boots with my old hearing aids. I hated having to wear something around my neck. This is a huge drawback with the Streamer. Also, when I’m using the Streamer with my iPod Nano (wired connection), the music sounds like it’s mostly on the left. This is probably related to the first problem. When I take my left hearing aid out, the music gets very soft. When I take the right hearing aid out, the music stays at about the same volume. It just doesn’t seem right to me.
Has anyone else had any similar experiences? I would love to hear any comments or suggestions for another type of aid that I might be able to try before making a decision. Thanks.