I’ve always gotten some feedback in my right ear (ReSound LiNX 3D 961’s) from the usual causes like holding my hand near the ear, or leaning back on a recliner. I think it’s been getting gradually worse, or maybe it’s bothering me more, which is part of the reason I went for mold impressions on Friday (audiologist wanted to do them a couple of months ago). Going back the Thursday after next to get the molds.
But in the last couple of days the right ear feedback has gotten really bad. Standing in the kitchen, not near any walls, and tapping a spoon on a coffee jar causes momentary ringing in that ear. Walking into a powder room with tiled walls and floor causes ringing, and flipping the light switch in that room on or off sets off momentary ringing. I think I’m also hearing some ringing while just walking outside, but that’s harder to pin down because of ambient noises. Changing to a new pair of domes (power domes in both ears) didn’t help. Pulling out and re-inserting the right aid might help for a little while, but it comes back.
The aids were lying on the desk, powered off, during the impression procedure, and they weren’t hooked up to the configuration software at any point on this visit. As for my ear, the cleaning, and insertion of the cotton otoblock(?) were uncomfortable, but I’m pretty sure my ear came out unchanged. The audiologist noticed some redness in the left ear, but that’s not the one with the feedback problem. No lingering pain in either ear.
So, does anyone have any idea what’s going on? The right aid and receiver seem to be functioning normally other than the feedback, so I’m hesitant to think that a replacement aid will solve it.