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    After 6 days with almost no issues other than bluetooth smart connect (which will be resolved by a program changes this Saturday), running into issues with the domes backing out as the day goes on, and picking up feedback issues. Seems the aids are fine for about 1/2 day...then the domes drooping and backing out starts, and can't seem to change it after it starts.

    Talked to the HIS at Costco, she is talking about dome hooks...which I think has been referred to as dome locks on this forum. How well do these work? Am I headed towards molds?

    I have not been in many noisy places, except one....church, and I was talking to three different people, and understood everyone fine. I was very well aware how much better it was. All in all pretty happy so far.
    ... ........Costco 09/15
    . . . . Trax 42 XM
    SRT..... R 50 L 40
    WR..... R 70/48%
    ...........L 65/56%
    Fre......... R -- L
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    500........ 20 - 10
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    1500...... 70 - 65
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    Well it does look like you've acclimated faster than may. The domes normally have a lock. They get called a lot of things by various manufacturers -- sport's lock seems common. It is a piece of monofiliment much like fish line. It helps hold them in for most. I found them a bit annoying but no deal breaker. I just got a single mold to try. Will likely get the second. My audiologist suggested ear locks for them. It goes into the ear and locks. It is a little curlicue and not too obvious. Really holds it well and the mold is quite comfortable. If things don't work out well for staying, I'd suggest them. It does change the sound a bit; in my case, it was an improvement.
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    I have been wearing the Trax42XM for a couple of weeks now, my first HAs. Along with you it has been a quick acclimation, and I leave mine on Automatic 99% of the timne.

    Costco automatically fitted mine with the locks. They slip on the receiver in front of the domes, and even though they began straight they are now coiled to fit my ears. I haven't had any trouble with the HAs backing out.
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    I initially had domes with dome locks and they slid out of my ear. I tried Small, Medium, Large and they all did the same thing. I finally ended up having molds made. No locks and they stay in my ears except for once every few days they seem to slide out a bit. I haven't figured out what causes that but it doesn't happen enough for me to change anything. Molds were the answer for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansextra View Post
    I initially had domes with dome locks and they slid out of my ear. I tried Small, Medium, Large and they all did the same thing. I finally ended up having molds made. No locks and they stay in my ears except for once every few days they seem to slide out a bit. I haven't figured out what causes that but it doesn't happen enough for me to change anything. Molds were the answer for me.
    I've been reading it's the answer for many.
    ... ........Costco 09/15
    . . . . Trax 42 XM
    SRT..... R 50 L 40
    WR..... R 70/48%
    ...........L 65/56%
    Fre......... R -- L
    250........ 35 - 20
    500........ 20 - 10
    1000.......50 - 30
    1500...... 70 - 65
    2000...... 75 - 70
    3000...... 90 - 80
    4000..... 105 - 95
    6000..... 100 - 95
    8000....... 75 - 70

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    custom molds....don't hesitate...you'll never go back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Scientist View Post
    custom molds....don't hesitate...you'll never go back!
    Appointment this Saturday to discuss. I've had very little issues with these HAs....but today has been an aggravation. This evening in particular, getting feedback, sitting here watching TV, and could be wrong, but it's the domes seemingly not fitting right. Not sure why but the longer they are in my ears, the worse they get, speaking of one day. Cycle starts over with the next day. Kind of like my ear canals have expanded through having the domes in there. So...yes I may not dive into custom molds this Saturday, but it will be discussed.
    ... ........Costco 09/15
    . . . . Trax 42 XM
    SRT..... R 50 L 40
    WR..... R 70/48%
    ...........L 65/56%
    Fre......... R -- L
    250........ 35 - 20
    500........ 20 - 10
    1000.......50 - 30
    1500...... 70 - 65
    2000...... 75 - 70
    3000...... 90 - 80
    4000..... 105 - 95
    6000..... 100 - 95
    8000....... 75 - 70

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Scientist View Post
    custom molds....don't hesitate...you'll never go back!
    Not so for me.

    I persevered with custom molds for three months but could not get used to them. They felt full in my ear and every time I moved my jaw I felt them - talking, eating - everything felt was uncomfortable. My audi did try grinding them down a little but it didn't help.

    I am now back to tulip domes and they are so much better - I forget I have them in most of the time.
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    clean your domes and ear molds.
    Last edited by doubledown; 05-14-2016 at 11:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubledown View Post
    clean your domes and ear molds. ear wax embedded with bacteria and virus will prevent anything from fitting and staying in your ears. paper towel and if that's not enough then use alcohol swab on the part that touches your ear canal.
    Been doing that from day one.
    ... ........Costco 09/15
    . . . . Trax 42 XM
    SRT..... R 50 L 40
    WR..... R 70/48%
    ...........L 65/56%
    Fre......... R -- L
    250........ 35 - 20
    500........ 20 - 10
    1000.......50 - 30
    1500...... 70 - 65
    2000...... 75 - 70
    3000...... 90 - 80
    4000..... 105 - 95
    6000..... 100 - 95
    8000....... 75 - 70

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