Friday, January 13, 2012

Program Evaluations

In my last post I mentioned that I am trying out four programs this week to see which one we will build from going forward. Today I will post a little about programs 1 and 4.

Program 1 is a big step back with respect to volume. Nothing is loud enough. However, every sounds good and everything I hear is identifiable. But it is much too soft.

  • Advantage: Amazing clarity
  • Disadvantage: So soft, it is unhelpful.

Program 4 is loud, just like my previous settings. Still too loud but the balance is better. It is not terribly annoying like the previous settings. The volume seems to be higher than what I hear with my aided ear. Unfortunately, it is mostly whistle sounds.

  • Advantage: Volume. I can hear things far away and things that are too quiet to normally hear.
  • Disadvantage: It is mostly noise divorced from meaning. With good volume the clarity goes away.

Programs 2 and 3 are adjustments somewhere in the middle. I will try these two out for a couple of days and post a report here.


  1. Great blog! I will add you to my list. Things will take time remember everyone is different. My suggestion to you is to write down the differences of each program just like u did here. Stay on the programs for more than a day or so. It took me 2 months to figure out what program is most comfortable for me. like i said everyone is different... best of luck.

  2. Thanks Dani,
    You are an encouragement,