I received my new hearing aid yesterday, an Oticon Vigo Connect. While it has only been a day and a half, here are my observations:
Background sounds overwhelm. While watching TV with my wife, I can’t hear her talk over the TV.
The sound seems confined to the high end. I feel like I need more bass. My old Starkey hearing aid offered up more low end sounds.
Going to the above statement, it often feels like my ears are plugged up and I try to unplug it then I realize it’s not that.
There is a lot of feedback. Granted my old Starkey aid was the kind of feedback elimination but this seems more than normal. Even having the aid near my coat collar will make it whistle.
A “beep” from a kitchen appliance sounded like a normal beep with my old Starkey ITE but now sounds likea warble with the Oticon Vigo BTE.
Even though the aid goes into telecoil mode, talking on the phone is tough.
My audi thinks that moving to a RITE would probably help me get a fuller frequency response than the corda tube and also help with the feedback.
The first week or so with a new aid is tough because at the same time that you are getting adjusted to it, you are trying to sort out any issues with the aid. We tried adding more bass response but I’m still feeling like my ears are clogged up with this aid (best way I can explain it). I thought the Vigo would do a good job of separating the sounds and maybe I still need to give it some more time, hard to say.
I know having my audiogram posted would help with all this and my big question…does this sound right or should I explore a different aid? Should I have a hearing test with the aid?