Hi Trainee Audiologist, thanks for replying.
I am using iPFG as Stand Alone. Under Start / Programs / Noah-Link, I only have the pairing wizard, and properties. I remember seeing an alternative install method mentioned, after the install. There was no separate software.
I have to click “OK” to move on. I did notice the change to overall gain saved, so went back and undid that change.
I have been using this since mid January. I have had very good days, and a lot of very bad days.
I live with a great deal of distortion, so listening to music is impossible. Speech is extremely difficult at best.
On the good days I can just about understand my wife, and people talking directly to me. If I`m lucky, I may understand some TV speech. This is within an hour of a slight change of 1db to either frequency or volume.
The next day, speech sounds fuzzy. Lack of HF, although washing up and plastic bags, tells me there is plenty of HF. Leaving it for a few days doesn`t make it better. A slight variation to either overall volume or just the high frequencies may get it back, but not for long. This mostly applies to the right side where I hear only those frequencies around and above 1k.
The left ear is dead, as far as any sound or speech definition is concerned. But there is some hearing below 500hz, which is useful if balanced carefully with the right. a small change here can make a big difference.
So I do hear lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners, traffic and the difference between a bus and a car.
I have been told my hearing varies, and I believe this is true. HF around 2 to 4k seem most affected, and a slight boost around 3k helps, but then I may have to reduce overall volume to avoid more distortion and change again two days later – it`s a bit of a vicious circle.
I am retired, so my situation is not that variable. Understanding people in local shops, and my family, but more than one person talking sounds to be too loud. If I get the volume right, I can’t understand them. So still working on that!
On line active programming is on, so I can hear what changes I make. I always get confirmation of saving, and I leave the boxes checked. Interesting that it saves even if they are unchecked…
This “ramping up” has not happened recently. I have had the “failed” message – HI not connected! I think this is when at some point, the programming gets near the limit. Possibly an unstable state!
Normally, I would expect once the aids have been set up, my hearing would progressively improve.
However, I have made fewer changes, over the last month. Hearing still varies, but not to the extent of becoming totally useless. So I am hopeful my brain maybe accepting these Naida`s at last.