Well, I’ve just ordered a pair of Siemens Intuis ITE h/a’s. 4 channels.
I’ve worn h/a’s since my early 20’s, about 35 years of experience and my speech recognition scores are 85-90 % so I guess I’ve become quite accustomed to them.
I have a 60-65 decibel loss in both ears with a bit more roll off over 4.5k, a fairly common neuosensoril loss. I’ve been using Sonic Innovation Natura 2 CIC’s the last 5 years with good success even though their power is borderline for my loss. Very natural sound, and little or no problems with background noise. I only wished they were a bit more powerful.
The Intuis seems like a good, no frills aid that should be more powerful. Hopefully, since this is a brand new item, they will be technically similar in suppressing background noise to my current Natura 2’s.
Some might think the Siemens are a step back as they only have 4 channels vs the 9 I have now. Perhaps they are. We’ll find out. But I’ve opted to go w/simpler technology with the hopes this will give fundamentally better sound without the intrinsic sound degradation caused by the additional processing of many channels/bands.
My goal, quite simply, is sound clarity. I figure that with clarity, and a bit more amplification I should be able to hear even better than do now.
Has anyone here had experience fitting or being fitted with the Intuis? Could you share your impressions.
If not, I’ll let you know how I find them after I’ve received them in another week or so.