My question concerns the quality of sound that is produced by hearing aids: Do all brands vary in quality of sound as heard by the user? My older Widex Diva “in the ear” hearing aid for my right ear had good sound and until my hearing loss progressed to the point that I didn’t have enough volume did I have to go to a BTE model. My audi fitted me with a Phonak 311 BTE. It’s been two months since the initial fitting and I have horible sound quality. I can’t begin to describe how many and what types of adjustments that have been made, but there have been plenty. I have worn hearing aids since 1988 so I’m not new to them. I have had three different audis work with me and it doesn’t seem to be helping me get “tweaked in”.
I’m going for another appointment tomorrow and I’m going to ask if there was an REM done. I not 100% sure there has been, but I want to be sure. I have been advised that I can select another brand to choose. Can Admin/Audi make a suggestion to me? I’ve heard a lot about the MicroPower-IX, but is it the same quality of sound or different(better) sound? Other brands? I was told of a few brands that I could choose from, but I didn’t write them down and I have asked to have them emailed to me. I will post them whan known.
I am assuming that my problem is with the quality of sound. Should I be looking at other things too? The only reason that I have been on the internet looking for information is because I’ve never had this much problem before with a new hearing aid. I’m the two or three adjustment and “see you when they break” type of person(or course I do have them cleaned and checked once a year.