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Bluetooth Streamer Alternative Review

by KenP on 09-16-2016 at 08:40 AM
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I saw a brief remark that the Miccus Transmitter had minimum latency and ordered one. It worked but suffered infant mortality and I returned it. I noticed that the Indigo BTRT1 was the same unit but $10 cheaper and reordered it instead. When it came it was identical down to the packaging.

Both units were easy to pair with my Resound Phone Clip +.

This is a low latency BT 4.1 device. Low does not mean no. For general viewing it might be considered no as watching

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Bernafon Supremia or Oticon Dynamo? Profound deaf

by KenP on 09-11-2016 at 10:24 AM
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Bernafon and Dynamo are from the same company but different as Rasmus Points out. Bernafon is sold in Europe and Canada but not really found in the US except at Costco.

Resound is another manufacturer with their own hardware and software.

With all brands having their own approach, each will have its adherents who feel that aid reproduces sound best for their situation.

Names change with every new product line to confuse the users. And there can be other names/brands

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Why did the Audi suggest cheaper hearing aids? Complicated loss? New, any help appreciated.

by KenP on 09-03-2016 at 09:14 AM
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Thanks, Um bongo. Makes sense. I'm starting to understand. It is quite confusing at first. What I'm getting is that the HA's are mainly for speech and that the correction is mainly for that. I was having a terrible time in the classroom (I teach) and also in restaurants. I'm hoping the low frequencies don't get any worse because I'm learning that will affect ability to comprehend speech the most.
Actually poorer low frequencies have a relatively low impact on your speech intelligibility

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Stop and take a deep breath

by KenP on 08-11-2016 at 01:30 PM
This is for the newbies. I am blogging it instead of posting as I have nothing to add and, honestly, neither do you. It is the truth as I know it. Your truth can reach it own point.

I just read a newer users anguish over two aids. He's never worn aids and he a bit frightened. That is where we all start. He already is experiencing buyer's remorse and he is yet to stick aids in his ear.

Newer Tech
Almost all of us here are wearing "old" tech because

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Price on Oticon OPN

by KenP on 07-25-2016 at 01:42 PM
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Just as an overseas reference, and I am in no way trying to be a wiseass. The Oticon Opn seams very expensive in the US. I got my pair the other month ( Oticon Opn 1 miniRITE 312 C090 ). I paid 8995 SEK ( ~1000 USD ) each which included 4 years of service, insurance for damaging them, batteries and other consumables for 4 years. That also includes 25% VAT. This is also before government subsidising. That was 3600 SEK ( ~400 USD ) which I on the other hand had to pay 1000 SEK ( ~120 USD ) to get

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