I am writing this pretty distressed about my hearng aid.
I had a lync 3d with micromic which worked pretty great( with the micromic) but had the usual issues in loud environment and etc…I decided to upgrade after 4 years and tried Resound ONE which worked so and so and then went to Paradise as everyone recommended and on trying it for a few days i was pretty impressed by it. I set it up using REM which was a first for me and I understood that this is the best way We didn’t do almost any other adjustment besides what REM suggested.
But in practice I discover that it doesn’t work so great. In loud environments doesn’t seem to do much. Sometimes i hear perfectly sometimes not at all. Sometimes when I talk to people their voice is clear and nice, sometimes is not. I am not sure even what to ask my audi for…
Secondly the partner mic is weird ( compared to the resound one which has volume control and bass adjustment). Does anyone else use this with great efficency and has any advice? It connects well but if i keep the aid and the mic open it’s a cacophony of sounds. I usually turn the aid off and get the sound just from the mic. Which is better but not at all amazing ( usually gets one person so if we’re at a table of 4, I ca only follow 1/4 of conversation). I feel isolated and distressed whenever I am in a group, sometimes even 1:1 conversations. I mostly feel like an idiot. I know that’s maybe common with hearing aid when you seem stupid cause you have nothing to say…what’s to say when you don’t hear? but still, used to it as I am, i still feel more upset than usual about it now.
I am tired and upset of all this hearing struggle. For the first time I’m thinking seriously abour cochlear implant and if that doesn’t work as well, that’s it.
Any help, ideas etc are appreciated!