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  1. Default Telephone headset & microphone - amplifier

    I use a headset/microphone fairly regularly during the day for my job. It does not work well with my hearing aids, so I usually have them out, at least for long calls. BUt, I am really in need of an inline amplifier that will work with a telephone/microphone combo (3.5mm jacks).

    Does anyone know of something that would work. Surprisingly hard to find. There are a number of headset amplifiers out there, but not sure if any of them support the use of a microphone on the headset.

    FWIW, I currently have a pair of Widex Dreams. But since my phone is an iPhone the Beyond's are intriguing. Maybe they are a better solution?

    Thank you.

    Tim
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    Have you tried wearing the headset higher on your ear so the sound can get to your HA microphones?

    That worked for me.
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    I don't own Widex, I own Oticon OPNs miniRITE. But because my OPNs can eliminate feedback 100% (I can cover my ears up and have no feedback), I have no problem using headphones like my Bose QC3 over my ears to listen to music or anything else.

    As for headset, I use the Plantronics Voyager Focus Bluetooth headset, which is "on the ear" and not "over the ear". By "on the ear", I mean the headset is smaller than the "over the ear" type which can cover your ear (and your HA behind your ear) completely. So it only rests "on the ear". Because of this, the mics from the HA behind the ear cannot pick up sound from the headset because the HA is outside of the headset's area of coverage. My workaround is simple to move the HA from behind the ear to "inside the ear" (see this pic here for reference -> Attachment 1224) to have it be inside the headset's area of coverage. It works great for me and I use my headset this way for hours everyday on business calls.

    With this technique, it doesn't matter what make and model of HA you use. The only important thing is that your HA must be able to reduce feedback 100% in order for it to work. This way you don't need to move your headset higher to line up with the HA's mics. You move the HA down (and inside the ear) to line up with the headset instead.
    HA wearer since the 1990's > Rexton Insite+ CIC (2011-2016) > Oticon OPN RITE (2016)

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    I've had WONDERFUL luck with my new Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 headset (bought it at Amazon.com). You can get the Apple-compatible model that works like a phone streamer. Just plug the headset into your phone, set a comfy volume, and VOILA! The headset has volume UP and DOWN as well as a DISCONNECT button.
    HAs from 1985>Starkey>Phonak>AGX>Oticon Agil Pro ITE>Oticon Opn miniRITE

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