I recently got my first HA, it’s a Phonak Extra CIC and after my 2nd visit for adjustments it seems to be Okay. Since this being alot of money being spent I didn’t want to second guess this purchase and decided to ask my audio guy if I could try an open ear model and he happenned to have had a Phonak micro-Eleva to loan. Great customer service! as he wanted me to be satisfied with whatever I decided to keep to stick in my ear.
Well, this being the 1st day of use, I noticed not having that earplugged sensation and unrealistic chewing sound and my own tone of voice. Also another point with the Eleva to me is the unnoticable fast Cutoff response compared to the Extra which was noticable at 1/2 to 1 second reset. Very comfortable I must say, but I’m having a big problem, FeedBack, very loud as my wife standing a couple of feet away from me could hear it. It really gave me a headache, I really should have taken it off and took it back for adjustments.
if my audio guy could alleviate the feedback problem, the only con would be the insertion of the earpiece compared to my CIC model.
is loud feedback normal for this micro Eleva or for that matter with any open ear model?
even if without the feedback is external soulnd normal as to having someone standing next to me to hear this themselves?
do any of you have the remote?
thanks in advance