hi there, i’m new to this forum. came across it while searching for info on the intuis.
just a short self-introduction, i’m a 21 yo female from singapore. i know this forum seems to be US-based but we’re all in the same boat here and i don’t think HA user experience will differ by a lot across continents. i have profound hearing loss in both ears due to EVA, right ear has been implanted with a cochlear implant since i was 8, left ear has been fitted with hearing aids all the while.
i don’t know if i have become more particular about my hearing quality as i grow up but i’m finding recent hearing aids to, plainly, fall short of what i expected to hear. the sounds are very unnatural, and more often than not i find that the sounds are very muted or muffled as if i have a cold all the time. sometimes i do catch colds and when the cold clears up my hearing seems to get better, but even without a cold my hearing is still not up to par.
i feel quite insecure about my hearing - i have good days and bad days when it comes to hearing. i go to school everyday, so sometimes i feel like my hearing is clear enough to be able to talk to as many people as i want to, but sometimes when i feel that my hearing’s muffled again i don’t really want to talk.
i just got the siemens intuis yesterday and i’m finding the same problem again. robotic sounds, muted sounds, i’m afraid my speech comprehension will go down. anyone using the intuis with profound hearing loss as well? i have a steep ski-slope hearing loss, with my high frequencies from 1k onwards being almost gone.
any advice or sympathetic comfort? thank you for taking your time to read this!