I currently have OPNS1 Minerite T.
I keep going back to the statements from CVKemp where he is using ITC customs OPN1 and he has a lot less issues in nosy environments and even states that he feels as though he wished he had more ambient background noise (color me jealous…I would gladly give him some of mine!
When with the uudi this morning I asked a question which sort of made a light bulb go off…I asked whether you could get the same “power” from ITC’s and the answer was yes. I then asked what the drawbacks were and was told that the ITC only has one speaker (now I am getting excited), that it was much more directional and it uses the actual natural ear in lieu of the other speakers on the BTE to gather the sounds and that it doesn’t give as much of the 360 surround sound the BTE does.
Did I understand him correctly? Would I get the same speech benefit and loose the background sounds to an extent which has been my big issue with Oticon?
Something tells me it can’t be this simple because if it is this is exactly what I have been looking for.
Are there drawbacks that I am missing? Are they as powerful as the BTE minirites?