I am a first time HA user with high frequency hearing loss (I don’t have my chart with me now, so I couldn’t post it), staying in Singapore. I have bought my first HA, a pair of Siemens Pure 500 Open Fit.
Since I haven’t had any experience with HA before, I couldn’t decide whether these HAs work well or not. But, from what I have been experiencing, I am quite disappointed with these Aids since they don’t really worth the price I have paid. I paid around SG$7k (about US$4.5K), which is not a small amount for me. The reason I chose this is because my audy mentioned to me that this Digital aid has better performance in Noisy area. However, after I have been using it for 1+ month, I have to say that I could hear better WITHOUT these aids in noisy areas (e.g. Canteen, food court, mall, etc). Could you imagine that???
It works well only in quiet environment (my office), but I think all HA should be able to do that as well.
Anyway, I have several questions:
- What are the standard accessories we got when we purchase Pure 500?
- Is there any 9mm Dome for Pure 500 Open Fit? I have trouble using 8mm (the receiver is too loose for my right ear, it always come out) and 10mm (too tight for my left ear, and also make some “occlusion” effect). I have tried to use 8mm for left ear and 10mm for right ear, but it results in receiving different sound quality in each ear (right ear sounds louder) which makes me uncomfortable too.
Hope you guys can help me to decide what I should do next… Really want to have a good hearing (or I wouldn’t have bought these HA in the first place).