I had to go to the ER last night. I had only put my More1s into the charger 1/2 hour before leaving, so the charge was 54%. I decided to wear my spare set (2015 Unitron North Moxi Fit 800 - abominably fitted) to the hospital.
The Unitrons allow me to hear everything, but comprehend virtually nothing. Fortunately, I had my HoH stickers and buttons on, and my ER team were patient and accommodating.
However, such was my frustration with the Unitron North Moxi Fit 800s, I put them away and snatched my wonderful Oticons (More1s) out of their compact charger as soon as I got home. What a difference, but
… it sounded to me as though my cochlea had just come out of a loud jazz club, with the 1kHz-5kHz part of the spectrum seeming “tired/stressed” from bombardment by sounds the Mores do not deliver at great volume.
This observation is entirely anecdotal, subjective, and unscientific, but it leaves me with the impression that my previous audiologist simply jacked up the gain in these frequency bands each time I complained to her about poor speech comprehension, resulting in too much raw gain for my hearing loss. (After this morning, I understand better those who say they “hear worse after wearing HAs”).
I’d be interested to hear some alternative explanations for my experience today.