Does anyone have trouble keeping their receivers in their ears?
I am trying to wear micro BTE HA and have tried several open dome sizes (6mm, 8mm and 10mm) but the recievers/domes keep popping out of my ear canals. Eventually the receivers are completely out of my ears flopping in the breeze. I don’t notice a change in the sound too much, but they look silly and seem like they’re about to fall off.
I like the feel of the 6mm the best, but it has the least amount of holding power. The 8mm is tolerable, but a little painful. My audi said I was a little red and puffy after a week of wearing them. I also tried a tulip dome- no improvement.
We also tried different length wires, but no effect. Also tried bending the wires around to better suit the shape of my ears. Still no luck.
So, a couple questions:
- Is there a better way to form the wire? I try to bend it around but it seems to morph back to its original shape. And why is that wire so stiff anyway?
- Are there other options for custom mold that I should try? Do CROS mold work with RIC or just thin tubes?
Any other ideas? I am attached to the concept of a fairly open fit w/ minimal occlusion.
500: 25/20, 1k: 30/20, 2k: 60/35, 4k: 60/60, 6k: 80/75, 8k: 85/85