Just picked them up this past Tuesday. Audi did a little fine tuning while I was in the office before I went outside to the sounds of New York City. I purchased the CIC Model. Love how small they are and how free my ears feel and look. First time I wear two aids since most of my life I’ve only worn one really old BTE Aid on my left ear. The old aid as I mention in other threads is an Oticon 300P which is ancient yet super powerful. (I just can’t seem to let go of the Analog “Natural” hearing this device has provided me for most of my life, yet cosmetically it really annoys me in terms of looks, but that’s just me)
About the new Unitrons…I’m not liking the overall sound which is very tinny like and I’m having to put the volume very far up since I am missing out on many soft sounds such as people speaking nearby in a library or bank branch whereas my old Oticon aid easily picks all of that up. Plus, since I have the volume almost at Max, anything remotely close in front or around me, or even my own voice, is very loud!
My biggest complains right now are the tinny like sounds for everything, not bassy enough and natural sounding like my old analogs, and the fact they cost $5 Grand! It’s only week one of my 45-Day Trial but my Audi scheduled to see me in two weeks which in my opinion is very far out. I’m not even wearing the new aids since I put my old one back in last night and I’m ready for some more fine tuning. I don’t need two weeks time between visits. I can know in as little 24-48 hours what sounds I like and don’t like to go back for another adjustment. I don’t want to give up so quickly on these like I did 3 years ago with the Siemens Pure 700 and Phonak Audeo Yes IV.
I’m going to try and be a little more optimistic this time around mostly because I really want to stop wearing this old and huge aid and move on to something almost invisible and finally in both ears rather than just one. Otherwise, I’ll continue to save money until I get to my $20-25K mark and just go abroad for the regeneration of hair cells procedures that are available in other countries. That’s a whole notha subject though, lol.