I’m a first time HA purchaser–as of July 9th. I tried the Oticon Agil and felt that my right ear canal was pricked whenever I put pressure on that ear by either lying down on my right side or by wearing earphones over the HAs. It was as if there was a thorn on the right dome. The left was unaffected.
At the first adjustment, I mentioned the “pricking” but then was distracted by discussion of the acoustics–which I thought was a bigger problem at the time.
On July 25th, I wore earphones over the HAs while exercising and felt the “pricking” become stronger. The next day, I wore the HAs for a few hours then took them out. A couple of hours later, I had a severe ear ache which lasted for more than 24 hours, then became milder and more intermittent. Today, July 29, I still have some pain.
I returned the HAs and will get a refund. The audiologist could not see anything wrong in the canal.
This has really shaken me. Because of the severity of the pain at first, I wonder if the trigeminal nerve was involved.