For the last 3 years I’ve worn Oticon Spirit Zest HAs. The NHS upgraded me this week to Oticon Spirit Synergy HAs. These are speaker type 85 RITE models. My hearing loss is a typical cookie bite loss with now some age-related loss in the higher frequencies.
The audiologist, using Oticon’s Genie software, said I couldn’t use the Oticon Corda open domes any more and I had to switch to a more closed dome, the bass, double vent one. I’m on my second day of these. They are a tighter fit than the open domes and also occlude more so I’m hearing my voice more inside than outside, if you gather my meaning.
I am thinking of switching back to the open domes because they occlude less and are more comfortable. Anyone recommend in favour or against this? I imagine objectively the audi is right, but subjectively I’m not sure if the “gain” is any better than before.