Charlie Schultz wrote:
I've had hearing aids for just over a week now. I really have no idea what my hearing used to be (it's been ~25 years), so I'm told it will take a while to get used to them. The most obvious thing is that every string I play buzzes (even open strings!). And playing duets (with Remmus) is certainly different. I go back to the audiologist Friday for a check and presumably some adjustments, but they say it may take 4-6 weeks to get used to them. On the plus side, with the use of a "necklace" I can stream bluetooth music to my hearing aids and nobody can tell
I also wear hearing aids when I'm in a social or business situation. I don't wear them to play CG. Fortunately, I can hear all of the notes all the way up the fretboard with my residual hearing. Overtones, of course, and unfortunately, are more or less a thing of the past for me.
When I have tried my current hearing aids for CG, I also get a buzzing sound; but only on some of strings and never on open strings.
Be sure to tell your audiologist exactly what you need the hearing aids for and, if they programmable and if they have multiple program inputs; which most hearing aids do these days, then do as segoviajr07 suggests.