When you’re trying to find new hearing technology, you often don’t have to look farther than Phonak. With the Roger Pen, the Easy Pen, and the Easy Call, Phonak created devices to help people hear discreetly in noise.
The Roger Pen is a wireless microphone. From Phonak’s website:
“This universal, cutting-edge wireless microphone helps people with a hearing loss to understand more speech in noise and over distance. Designed with discretion in mind, the Roger Pen features adaptive wireless transmission, fully automated settings, wideband audio Bluetooth for cell phone use, TV connectivity and an audio input for listening to multimedia. It can also be used alongside other Roger Clip-On Mics and Roger Pens in a microphone network.”
The Roger Pen is a digital wireless system, and there are platforms for both adults and children. Both the Roger Pen and the Easy Roger Pen (a more streamlined version of the product) interact with your hearing aid. They can be used as a transmitters (sounds that the microphone picks up will be heard in your hearing aid) as well as intermediaries (audio from multimedia stations or supported devices can be streamed directly to your aid).
The Roger pen reduces the negative effect that distance has upon speech comprehension. The further away a speaker is from the hearing aid, the more degraded speech comprehension can become. The use of the Roger Pen shortens the distance between the speaker and the hearing aid, enhancing speech intelligibility, especially in noise. The Roger Pan can be used very easily in situations such as cocktail parties. The hearing aid user holds the pen similarly to a regular pen and discreetly points it towards the speaker.
Phonak’s Easy Call is another device that allows noise to stream directly to your aid. “EasyCall wirelessly connects a Phonak hearing aid with any Bluetooth-enabled cell phone and binaurally streams the call directly to the hearing aids for maximum speech understanding.”
To learn what product best suits your need, be sure to visit Phonak’s online guide.
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