Greetings all. I posted a thread on another part of the forum in which this issue was mentioned (but it was not the topic of the thread), so I thought I’d post it here where I might get some more response from other forum members.
I was recently fitted with Starkey Z series RIC HA’s about 7 days ago. I’m at 50% of my “dosage” and no other adjustments have been made yet as my Audi wants me to just get acclimated to wearing them. I’m experiencing the normal “loudness” and hearing more distinct sounds than before. I’m totally fine with this and getting adjusted to it. However, whenever anyone talks, it sounds like they are speaking through an electric fan. My own voice also sounds this way, especially if I talk louder than normal. The sound reminds me of when a caller is on the radio but they don’t turn their own radio volume down to avoid feedback. Also, any beeps or single high-pitched tones/notes sound like two tones which are clashing. My gut tells me that this is not normal, so I wondered if anyone out there has experienced anything like this. I am NOT hearing any whistling sounds. However, if someone else actually whistles, it sounds like two people whistling together, but their notes are out-of-tune. This is really annoying.