As per Starkey’s training and ongoing claims (as well my understanding of that information) that their feedback managment system is ever evolving and able to ‘grow’ with the patient.
That said, I have a patient in a pair of X-Series 9 hearing aids. One is a ITC and the other is the Power Plus BTE. The hearing aids have been calibrated and the seal of the hearing aids are perfect. What the patient says is happening is ongoing random ‘chirps’ from both hearing aids. At our initial fitting, none of these issues were present. As he wore the hearing aids, the problem progressively became worse in both ears.
After numerous attempts of sorting this issue out with his own hearing aids unsuccessfully, I ordered an identical Power Plus BTE and reprogrammed it with his settings. The chirps became worse! I believe this may be due to the circuit and feedback management system, but I cannot verify 100%.
I have since sent the duplicate hearing aid to technical support at Starkey and have asked that they inspect and analyse the hearing aid.
Has anyone else experienced such a thing?