I have a reverse slope hearing loss as I’ve stated before. I’ve subscribed to the theory and research about using open domes to allow the high frequencies to come in to my ears naturally. Also minimal amplification on the lows (around 10 dB) to avoid the lows overpowering the mids and highs where most speech is present. The dispensers I’ve worked with also seem to subscribe to that theory. Essentially I’m getting minimal low frequency amplification and some amplification at 2000hz and above (10-15 db).
I’m struggling immensely in background noise and oftentimes on the phone despite streaming. I’m essentially deaf at a store or restaurant unless the person is right next to me and speaks up. I don’t notice any benefit with hearing aids unless I’m in a quiet environment despite multiple adjustments.
I’m looking for opinions. Should I try boosting the lows a bit more and go for a more closed fit like a power dome or mold without venting?
Here’s some of the articles I believe apply to my circumstances.