So it sounds like the settings for your hearing loss sound too loud to you. Doesn't that tell you that you have had them set too low for a long time? You may need to go through an adjustment period like a new wearer, 1 hour the first day or two, then 2 hours, then 4 hours, and so on. Things like crinkling paper, running water, electronic chirps, etc. will sound way too loud at first but you will get used to it pretty quickly, and your brain will start to filter out those things.
Originally Posted by viridian
The high tones will get much clearer in a couple of months. My first one was a Starkey Destiny CIC and high tones were terribly distorted and fuzzy. Music sounded terrible. I just thought that was the way it was with hearing aids. After about 6 months I noticed one day that high musical tones were incredibly clear and pure. It had been a long time since I had heard music like that.
One more question, about taking a hearing test. Do you press the button as soon as you can identify there is a sound, or do you wait until the tone is loud enough to hear well. If it was the latter that would account for hearing aids set for your "prescription" sounding too loud.
Did you get two hearing aids? If so then you would definitely have to go through the new wearer adjustment, and yes, they will sound loud at first.
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