Hi, I am in need of some advice by some of the tech-savy people on here!
I am currently trialling out the Oticon More’s and loving them. However, one thing that has annoyed me a little is that oftentimes when I hear loud and fairly high voices, the hearing aids distort them a bit and that short distortion sound (which really doesnt last long) sounds slightly uncomfortable to my ear. It is hard to describe what exactly that distortion sound is like but I am hoping some of you might have experienced this, too. I have found this to be more of an issue when I tried out the Oticon More 3s compared to the Oticon More 1s.
On the spec sheet, I found that the More 1s have a feature called “Clear Dynamics” that the 3s don’t have. I am just going to copy and paste what it says about this feature on the spec sheet:
"Better sound quality with less distortion in loud environments: Clear Dynamics expands the input dynamic range, processing input sounds up to 113 dB SPL, to provide better sound quality without distortion and artifacts at loud input levels, while keeping the sound quality of soft input levels intact. Clear Dynamics has an operating range from 5 to 113 dB SPL. With speech cues preserved at high input levels users enjoy a better listening experience without distortion, even in loud environments. Clear Dynamics is especially valuable for users when listening to music or in conversations in busy, dynamic environments, where peaks can often be louder than the available input dynamic range.”
Thus, while I have not really noticed any difference between the More 1s and 3s apart from the distortion issue being a bit less noticeable with the 1s, I am wondering whether the clear dynamics feature might be the reason that the distortions that I am experiencing with loud and high voices are less noticeable with the 1s.
Alternatively, it might be an issue that could be fixed by my audiologist. He has tried fixing it (and it has gotten better, but hasn’t completely disappeared because of it) but I believe he said that he might have to decrease the amplification in order to fully fix this which I am trying to avoid. I have worn hearing aids for all of my life and I like getting as much sound as I can get! Thus, I am wondering whether I might be best advised to go for the More 2s who do have that Clear Dynamics feature. Other than that, I do not see a reason to go for the 2s or 1s because apart from the issue just described, I did not notice any difference between the 1s and 3s going back and forth twice (first trialling the 3s, then the 1s and now the 3s again).
Sorry for the longwinded post, I guess my question is whether this “Clear Dynamics” feature really is what would decrease the distortion issue I have described. Any advice is hugely appreciated, thanks!
And since we’re at it: can I use the TV connector to stream Netflix or Zoom calls etc from my laptop or would that require the ConnectClip?
Thanks in advance!