I have a hearing loss of 42 db to 70 db (moderate to moderately severe) in
ear. For the last ten years, because I have been using two hearing aids I
know what occlusion effect is. My own voice hurts me. I hardly speak. I
articulate. It is a tremendous disadvantage in the working world.
say this is a frustrating problem.
Two years ago I tried Starkey's CIC in both ears but due to lack of gain
it. The occlusion effect was still there but not as much.
When I use one hearing aid (PHONAK,Picco-Forte,MAX Gain 72 db, Linear) in
either ear my own voice do not bother me, but understandably hearing is
good especially in group situations.
Is there any solution to this?
If I buy a CIC for my left ear :
(1) How does this imbalance, that is, CIC in one ear and LInear aid in the
ear going to affect?
(2) Would my own voice continue to bother me?
Any suggestion to this problem would be appreciated.
PS - Really wish I could hear equally good in both ears with one hearing