Ok, I have demoed these January and loved them. Bought them in June and loved them, but wanted to demo others. I didn’t like the Phonak Audeo Q90s nor the Starkeys. Audi doesn’t work with Oticon or Resound, but since I really liked the 7mi, went ahead a purchased. I have really bad hearing in one ear, and that’s the one we are struggling with.
The hearing and occlusion was so bad after 2 days I stopped wearing them until my appt. The speech in noise wasn’t near as good in a noisy restaurant as the demos (although better than my old aids for that). I still had to struggle to hear a bit.
Went for my checkup yesterday and my Audi redid what we had back in June, and we played with it for awhile. We changed the dome which seemed to help quite a bit. I left thinking it would work, I know I have to get out of the office to see.
Well, although I don’t have the occlusion feeling with this dome, it just does not pick up sounds and much duller in this one year. I pop in my old Phonak Audeo and high pitched sounds come alive. I just don’t understand how it worked so well a few months ago and not now.
Not sure what to do. I have 3 weeks left to decide. I read that the brain has to get used to it, but I would think that would be more for louder sounds…not listening that is too soft. If it weren’t for the wonderful speech in noise and wind component that I demoed with these a few months ago, I’d just keep my old ones…save the $5,800. Minitek is okay…not as good as TV ears but nice to not have those hanging in my ears.
Do any Audis know what else can be done with these aids, or why they were good before and not as good now? could it be the actual aid that needs swapping out…maybe it’s a bit defective? Thanks.