Out of the blue my audiologist cakes today to see how I was doing. Who does that these days? (Yeah I see that’s a mark of a good audi. )
I told her that comfort-wise they’re working out great. More often than not I don’t notice them, especially in the first half of the day.
Hearing-wise I’m pretty happy, but I’ve noticed that certain sounds in certain environments trigger what I would call a clipping effect. It’s like the amplification partially does out. It happens very fast and is triggered by sounds at the upper end of the spectrum (hearing wise I guess upper end is 8khz, so certainly not the upper end of normal hearing). When this happens it feels odd, almost like my ear becomes blocked … and if course they are, so that makes some sense.
Long story short I’ll be seeing her again tomorrow. Hopefully we can hear that out. It’s probably the only thing between me and being fully happy with these.
One example that I discovered while driving is that road noise from another car on the left can trigger it. I turned that in to making a ‘shhhh’ nose while in the car triggers the left side. Outside of the car I can make the same noise at a much higher volume with no impact … I need to be near a reflective surface.
I’ve experienced a similar problem on the right side, again in the car, this time with my daughter talking.
I have no experience to judge this against. I do see Musician talking about a whoosh noise, but that’s definitely different.
Hard to figure out how to search for this issue because I don’t have a term with which to search (also that was a clue in to my normal modus operandi).