While I’m definitely VERY happy with my newer Marvel RIEs, I’ve noticed that almost from the very beginning, I’ve had more ear pain with these than the B-Directs. It got to the point where I actually had to swap off the size (L) double dome on my LEFT aid with a size (S/M). That has completely fixed the PAIN in that ear, but the size is not optimal, so the sound quality is suffering.
Before I get in to see my aud-guy, I was wondering if there are any thoughts here about the differences in the receivers on these two models. I took some pictures yesterday, cuz it really bugged me as to WHY I was getting that pain. I’d have like red contusion marks in that left ear and a dull ache after wearing it with a (L) dome for a couple hours.
I can now see that the receivers are different lengths - note the very tip on each one. The 2XP aid is the old B-Direct; the unmarked one is my Marvel (it’s labeled 2P on the side you can’t see). Could the Marvel receiver be inserted BACKWARDS? If so, that would mean the angled tip is actually reversed upon insertion. I notice that it’s about 1/16" shorter than the B-Direct. Could it be too short for comfortable wear?
Also, when I lay these aids side-by-side, the wires curve differently, so that the tip is in a different position. Could that cause the receiver to jam up against my ear?
I’d really like to get back to the size (L) double domes on my left aid, cuz I absolutely can tell the sound quality is better with a better seal. Any thoughts that I could take to my audi would be most appreciated!