Archive for December, 2009

Faulty!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 22, 2009 by bahadude

Well, I went in to the audiologist, and he said that the BP100 was faulty.  Apparently he had spent a couple hours trying to reprogram a BP100 with the same problem, with the result of realizing that it just needed to be replaced.  So, after the holidays we’re going to send in the BP100 and get it replaced.  Hopefully the new one will not have the same problem with the feedback noise.

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Reprogramming Tomorrow

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2009 by bahadude

Constantly changing the BP100 setting, and turning it on and off because of music, loud noises, and background noise is getting a little tedious.  Hopefully this will be fixed tomorrow, though, because I am going to visit an audiologist that has the software to reprogram it.  I am going to bring my violin, and we are going to try and figure out how to make it work.  I really hope that it will help, at the very least, so that I can actually keep it on while playing violin.

Audiologist Appt.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10, 2009 by bahadude

Yesterday I had an audiologist appointment, and we tried localizing, and using the background noise mode on the BP100.  When we tried localizing, I was doing a little bit better than when I only used my compact, but I was still not great at it, by any means.  It was also quite a bit harder to localize in a soundproof room than in normal situations.

One thing I realized yesterday:  the background noise mode on the BP100 helps a whole bunch!!!  I was tested how well I can hear wearing both BAHA’s with background noise (just white noise), and then compared it to the same situation with the BP100 on the directional mike, and it was significantly better than without.

This was interesting, because before the test I didn’t really notice the background program helping that much at school, or other places like that. Now, however, I am noticing more and more that it really helps cut down the noise behind me.

BP100 and Cell Phone

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2009 by bahadude

I am definitely getting to the BP100 – slowly but surely. It doesn’t seem “really loud” so much any more, although I am wearing it at a lower volume setting. I noticed that when used the cell phone today, I was having trouble hearing, and at first I thought it was only because I was in a crowd of people talking.  After, though, I realized that it was a lot harder to hear because the crowd in the background was twice as loud as normal, but the phone wasn’t any louder than it was when I wore only my compact.  I think now I know why some people plug  their ear (the one that is not right next to the phone) when they are talking on the phone.  : )

In the future, I might make a habit of turning off my right side while listening to the phone on my left side.  (at least when there’s background noise)