I have worn hearing aids for fifteen years. For fourteen of them I have been able to wear both hearing aids 18 hours a day with no problem. For the last five years I have been using full shell earmolds with BTE ReSound Enzo 9s. My hearing loss is such that open dome type are not suitable.
For the past year my right ear becomes unbearably itchy and uncomfortable after a few hours. The problem is in my ear canal, not the outer ear. Sometimes it becomes painful and impossible to fit a HA even for a short time. I have both soft silicon and hard plastic moulds, but they both cause the problem. I am pursing the issue with my doctor but meanwhile I take it out whenever possible. But as most here will know, communication with only one HA is much less than 50% of wearing two.
My question is does anyone know of a headphone-style hearing aid that would incorporate a microphone and be programmed to my audiogram. This would avoid the need to insert anything into my ear canal. Obviously it is not going to be nearly as effective as the proper thing but better than no HA at all.
Even if such a thing exists, I would really like to keep using the Enzo in my good left ear, which might be a further problem.
Thanks for any thoughts.