I’ve owned a pair of RIC Oticon OPN’S for 6 months. Previously I had 2 pairs of Phonak Audeo. The OPN receivers constantly migrate out of the ear canal. I’ve used every type of dome configuration that Oticon offers and the Phonak domes that worked perfectly for me. I’ve messed with the wire remolding it’s shape. I went from the #2 to #3 wire because I felt the wire was too short. I installed the ear grips that are suppose to stop migration. Nothing works. Never ever have I had a problem with Phonak so custom molds is not a the fix.
I have a hunch the receiver wire is much stiffer for Oticon than Phonak thus the movement of ones jaw creates shock wave in the stiffer Oticon wire that makes it migrate vs a thinner Phonak wire that is more flexible and thus dampens the shock and it stays in place. Another reason for my theory is that I have to constantly adjust the speaker as it pushes against the inside of the canal giving the feeling that the opening is against the canal wall.
Have any of you audiologist had your patients complain of this issues?