With the help of two staff and the Phonak rep, the Naida V90 SP
s were fitted yesterday,and set up in Target. I dont understand why the right is not as good, even starting from scratch. The Nathos was set up at the hospital, and never changed. It was always a little on the sharp side, now the Naida is more mellow. So maybe a little disappointed that my hearing is not too wonderful at the moment, but hopeful.
The left proved to be as difficult as I had expected, and I was told that programming your own aids was not really a good idea! Not sure if he means you can go outside certain parameters. However, the MPO must be about right, as my son has a very loud voice, and I can just about understand some of what he says, so it should be ok with screaming children.
I do rely on a lot ofLF in the left ear, as that is where my hearing is. But it also causes me problems with loud male voices and can be very gruff at times. But that was all I had.
Now low frequencies are there, but not as aggressive. My hearing is more even, but very distorted. I can mostly understand my wife talking as she drives, and there
s less interference from the open window. Peoples voices at the garage were not too loud, although I couldn`t understand what they were saying.
I find the microwave more subdued, and plastic bags are quieter. Very soft sounds are not there yet, like the PC fan or a clock ticking. The TV loop improved over last evening, and is not as shrill as before.
Being told that these are set up differently to the Nathos, and my brain will take possibly two weeks to adjust to the new sound, is impossible to believe at the moment, but I will persevere, and ignore the urge to connect to the PC, even to have a look.