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Thread: wife says that I hear her better without my hearing aid

  1. Default wife says that I hear her better without my hearing aid

    So, I use a TransEar - one single hearing aid, inside the deaf ear, uses bone conduction to send input across to the other (good) ear. I'm generally quite happy with it

    I got it early this year. Used it for a few months, didn't have it for a few weeks while it went back to manufacturer to be repaired. Then got it back.

    Before it went for repair, my wife had mentioned that she thought I was less able to understand/hear her while using it. After I got it back from repair, she remarked on it again (since the absence for the repair had made the contrast marked).

    Now, I love the aid in general, and it clearly helps me hear better at work, when out and about, and with our kids. But you know, she might be right - with her speech, for some reason, I seem to miss slightly more when I am using it!

    Has anyone else experienced anything like that? My only theory is that maybe with the aid I hear more competing noise/sounds. Which doesn't explain why this only seems to happen with her speech. So hmm.

    (No doubt there is good fodder for jokes here, but I'm genuinely puzzled ...)
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    Ask your audiologist to remove the spouse filter from the program

    My wife says I hear her better now, but she has learned she can't mumble stuff under her breath and expect me not to hear it anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rnatalie View Post
    Ask your audiologist to remove the spouse filter from the program
    Hah Like I said, plenty of fodder for jokes here

    With the TransEar not in, I have the natural spouse filter available (just turn my good ear to the pillow or chair) ...
    Left masked bone:
    250 30
    500 45
    1000 35
    2000 55
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    250 15 105
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    2000 0 100
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    4000 10 105
    6000 10 >110
    8000 15 >110

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    Turn the program selector switch so it points straight up as in attached image!!


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