I am 28-year-old Nathaniel, since childhood I have mounted a hearing aid (in my good ear) of the CIC type from the WIDEX company, and I have never mounted my weak ear.
My current device is a CIC widex unique 330.
To this day, I have never bothered to test the hearing aids of competing companies, and make adjustments, because I have always managed (studies / work / life), but lately I feel a hearing loss that impairs my routine of life and productivity at work.
After visiting the doctor, he made a number of suggestions:
- Use BAHA devices: For example: 1 - med-el samba device type 2. 2- PONTO 4 from oticton.
- Use a CROS device.
I started exploring the world of hearing aids and keeping up to date with the new technologies.
And I have a few questions
- Are there any CROS devices from companies that have hit the market in recent years? I tested companies like phonak, widex … and all CROS devices came out in 2015- +. Do you plan to release newer CROS devices in the future (I realized that the market is small and therefore do not invest in its development), but maybe it’s worth me to wait with the purchase of the new devices until they go on the CROS devices market.
- Is there a hearing aid in my weak ear (left ear) that can provide hearing? (I saw an oticon xceed device), will it help me? Although I’ve never used a device in this ear? Is there a parallel device from WIDEX or phonk?
- I work as a project manager, so I am required to participate in multi-participant conversations, and this is where my difficulty in hearing comes into play: following what is being said. Which device do you think can provide the best result? (I know it’s subjective - but I’d love to hear your opinion, and see if there can be a significant change in hearing ability compared to my current device).
- In the new devices (for example widex moment) should the audiologist tune all the programs or only the universal program that will suit my hearing loss? To date I have not performed my REM + audiologist because only the main program I did not have to switch between different programs that are in the device.
- I saw videos of phonak with their roge
I understand, from reading across the network, if I switch to a RIC device instead of a CIC I will feel a significant improvement because of the addition of microphones, and additions that do not exist in CIC devices - has anyone made this transition in recent years and can experience a significant improvement.