Hello Arni -
the first week all sounds were too loud, and I was forever adjusting volume on the remote device. The blue tooth to TV and to iPhone speech apps was comfortable, BUT was no better than the Widex senso P37. It depended on the speaker/s, but overall I couldn’t hear the TV without subtitles.
I got an adjustment to reduce volume to a much more comfortable level. For 2 weeks I didn’t put my old hearing aids in, just the new Clear. I regretted not taking my old ones to a few social events. Background noise was bad, despite using the directional option. I felt very isolated pretending to hear and made excuses that I was sure the these new aids would be fine when adjusted again.
Friends told me that I was not hearing as well with the new aids. The sound quality was comfortable, but I could not hear speech adequately, even though I tried the whole gamut of programmes.
Finally I started to take my old aids with me, and if I couldn’t hear with the new ones, I would put back the old.
The difference when I put the old ones in was improved quality of speech detection. In conversation I am used to filling in the gaps that I don’t hear, but with the new Clear there are just too many gaps for me to keep up with a normal conversation, not to mention shopping, and casual greetings when walking the dog. I just feel more deaf when I wear them amongst people.
You could be right about the low frequencies being higher - there is something that prevents clarity.
Very disappointing, cos I really wanted these to work!
I will copy the numbers from my audio graph - I have severe to profound loss.
250 500 1000 2000 4000 5000
R 70 85 90 110 120 100
L 85 95 90 110 120 100