I thought that the OP already saw an ENT, no?
Originally Posted by KenP
To the OP: I wouldn't be too quick to blame it on the audi who accidentally raised the volume on your left ear. First of all, you said that you had the OPN for about 2 weeks and things were good until you started noticing that the streaming music sounds terrible. I don't think that it's the OPN that started making the music sound bad all of a sudden. It's more likely that something started changing with your hearing that made the music sound terrible. So this is probably the first clue that your hearing is changing for the worse.
And by the way, the music program in most HAs is basically to remove most noise reduction and compression, etc, to make the music that travels through the air wave sound more natural to your ears. But this is not for streamed music. Usually streamed music (or streamed sound in general) doesn't need to be processed in the first place because they've already been processed at the studio for final production, so usually there's no music mode for streaming, there's just streamed mode. So even if the audi created a music program for you at your request, it probably wasn't having any effect for your streamed music anyway.
Back to the topic at hand, the accidentally raised volume on your left ear might have accelerated the tinnitus issue that you have, but realistically maybe a loud sound of a truck driving by or maybe one dinner at a loud/noisy restaurant might have done the trick and triggered it just the same, you never know. You did notice that the left volume was louder than the right, but at least it didn't seem like it was uncomfortably loud enough that you had to turn down the volume on your HA right away. I wonder why you didn't catch the louder left volume right away while you were still at the audi's office. Normally sound imbalance is very delicate and would be the first thing a patient detects right away when the balance is off, even for just normal conversation.
HA wearer since the 1990's > Rexton Insite+ CIC (2011-2016) > Oticon OPN RITE (2016)
KHz 0.25...0.5...0.75...1.0...1.5...2.0...3.0...4.0... 6.0...8.0
Left ...10...10....10.....30.....70....75....80....95.. ..90....80
Right .25...30....40.....55.....75....85....90....90...1 00...100