My father-in-law had the "Cadillac" of hearing aids. He would take them off when listening to music. He said they distorted the sound.robjh22 wrote: ↑Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:25 pmGot mine today. They work very well. But ... I was expecting to hear all kinds of lush overtones on my guitar, but the only difference I detect is a "shimmer, " especially on the 4th string, but really on all of them.
There is an alternate setting for music I will be trying.
Anyone else dislike the sound of guitar when wearing hearing aids?
$300.00 visit? That is outrageous. My audiogist charged me a onetime fee to provide 2 hearing aids, and for the next 3 years adjustments are free. With my hearing aids he can even send me adjustments over the Internet. No need to go in to the office.Andrew Pohlman wrote: ↑Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:47 pmAs strange as it may sound, no pun intended, I deal with hearing aids a lot in my work as a prison nurse.
My question to you is how wealthy are you? If you have unlimited funds, you can buy "tunable" hearing aids that are programmable via Bluetooth. Most affordable aids are set up for speech only - that's why our guitars would sound tinny. It is a very expensive proposition to get full spectrum hearing aids - in the thousands. That would also include many visits to your specialist to get them adjusted at ~$300 per visit. Most patients are simply happy they can participate in conversations again! Hearing full spectrum guitar would be far beyond that basic goal.
There has been new technology coming out - read chepaer and better - but I have only seen pilot programs and no consumer production models yet. Of course, things change fast and hot new technology may well be available.
That wouldn't work for me! Without aids my guitars sound like played at the bottom of a barrel with the lid tightly fastened. Therefore, I'm grateful for what hearing aids are doing for my hearing. I'm just onto my fourth set and I am fully aware that aids will never restore my hearing to what it once was (as if there were any way for me to compare.)
I do get artifacts and some unpleasant tone from the guitar when in automatic mode. However, there is not a problem when I switch to the manual music program. It seems that when the hearing aids switch to music mode (assuming they do switch) within the automatic programs, there must still be some compression and transposing going on. When just listening to music (even guitar) on the hifi system, I leave it in automatic, as distortion is not noticed under that circumstance. I recommend that you check with your hearing aid specialist to make sure you have a good music program that is manually switchable for guitar playing.fast eddie wrote: ↑Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:45 amHere is a follow-up to my hearing aids adventures. I have noticed a strange noise from the B string on one of my guitars. The best description I can come up with is it resembles a rattle. I have tried to track it down checking the usual suspects (tuning keys, bridge, etc) but no success. I finally decided that it could be due to my hearing aides. Has anyone had this experience. Since I do not trust my ears I asked my son if he hears the same thing I hear it but he does not. I took the guitar to a local music shop (I moved from Columbus MS to New Orleans LA) and they did not hear it, which confirms my suspicion of the Hearing Aids. Anyone else had this ecperience?