First time poster, 44 years of hearing aid wearing experience. Just took delivery yesterday of a pair of Savia 311 dz. They supercede a pair of 10+ year old Phonak PICS Sono-Forte, which I love, but alas are showing their age.
So far, I am less than enthused, especially in the area of music, which I love. I’m also a guitar player, which further proves the universe has a perverse sense of humor. I’m also having digital clipping occuring at very low level transient sounds, like cups and plates being put on a table, doors closing. Even with the volume turned down, this is still occuring. In my so-called music mode, my guitar is severely clipping when playing in the higher registers. Everything sounds like I’m listening with cotton stuffed in my ears, except for the bass frequencies. I can hear the ricer boys and their coffee can mufflers just fine, as well as the crotch rocket motorcycles. A good analogy is everything sounds like trying to see through a window smeared with mud.
I put my old hearing aids in, and clarity is restored, although I’m not hearing as much of the background rumble as before. I do hope we can tweak the frequency response so the sweetness of music comes back, or these new hearing instrunents are going to be returned post haste.