I have a Widex Evoke hearing aid. I’ve had it for less than a year – my first hearing aid ever at age 56 – and my hearing continues to decline. It is in the profound range of loss in both ears, one more so than the other.
I will likely get a cochlear implant later this year . . . but hoping to avoid that if at all possible.
My question for now is – I am trying to maximize the positive impact of my hearing aid and recently got a custom ear mold with the wire portion being of the higher power. It definitely helps boost the effectiveness of the aid. Before the custom mold I was using a Double Ear Tip. The custom mold is not staying in place in my ear. Within minutes of putting it in it begins to pop out and sometimes almost falls right out of the ear. More frequently, it pops out about a quarter of an inch and remains in that location.
When this happens I hear more poorly because the aid is not optimally positioned, and it also looks lousy (the “elbow” of the wire sticks out and looks much less discrete).
I have shared this concern with my audiologist and she said there is nothing she can do, no anchor or other device to hold it in place, and my only options are to deal with it as is or switch back to the Double Ear Tip which will probably mean I’ll hear less.
Any advice? Anyone else deal with a similar problem?