I’m trialing this (alongside Widex Clear 440). Model is the RIC with 312 battery, open fit.
I’ve got the Inspire printout of the current settings. I’m looking at the settings tables for each Memory slot. In each table, the “overall” input is 64db, the “soft” input is 50 db, and the “loud” is 80db. For some frequency bands, notably those below 1 kHz and those above 5.5 kHz, the values in the table are below the input value. ie. It appears that the output is actually attenuated relative to the input. This is true, even for bands where the CR (compression ratio) is unity. For each band, all figures are well below the maximum output.
Question: How can the band produce an output lower than the input when the CR is unity (not to mention that for some of the readings, the input amplitude is below the kneepoint)?
My audiologist couldn’t explain this. (She’s looking into it.) I’m guessing the answer is that input db is defined as an average for the whole frequency spectrum, whereas the outputs are for individual bands, but I’d appreciate confirmation (or refutation) from someone who intimately understands this.
Many thanks, -Ron