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Thank you Anita and Mary Beth...I will reach out to my rep this week and I will look in to the labels...love this group...progress has been great overall...struggling with the sound of traffic and background noises in restaurants, but word recognition has improved immensely...forcing myself to listen to music as much as possible...oh so grateful for your time and input...have a beautiful Tuesday... ❤️
I wear two Rondo 2 CI's. However, they came with only one hair clip, because one was supposed to be a back up. Anyway in October, when I was in downtown Portland, the weather got windy and blustery and I somehow lost one of my processors. Ironically it was the one I had clipped in my hair! MedEl replaced it, I ordered the second clip and am clipping both in place. If it's really windy, I have a loose-fitting lightweight hat I put on.
Sorry, I forgot to answer your mixing ratio question.
Roger 21 receivers with Med-El Sonnets are always a mix. 50/50 mix with no ability to alter that easily. Technically it can be altered by adjusting the easy gain setting on the receivers BUT you can’t do that with the Pen nor the Select. So it’s best to think of Roger 21 and Med-El Sonnets as always a 50/50 mix.
Artone 3 MAX BT neckloop easily gives us the option to mix (MT) or streamed audio only (T). And since we have a volume control on the Artone, we can alter the mix ratio by adjusting the volume of the streamed audio at will.
@Joan has used both the Roger system and the Artone TVB for TV listening. She uses Rondo 2 processors so uses the Roger MyLink neckloop receiver. Maybe she will share her experiences with TV sound quality for you @CArgo
I’m not sure where in the US you live, but if by any chance you are near northeastern NY I would be happy to let your son test out these options.
Or if you are near western NY, we could meet while I am there for the ALDAcon in October.
I am a bilateral CI user also and for almost all settings I just use my processors and no assistive tech.
For hearing his tennis coach from afar with Sonnet processors right? I would choose Roger Select transmitter worn by coach (it magnetically clips to a shirt) with Roger 21 receivers on each Sonnet. The benefits of using this set up include....
-better distance than the AudioLink
-your son just needs to have on the Roger 21 integrated receiver battery covers on his Sonnets. He stays in M so will also hear through his regular Sonnet mics. When the Roger mic is not in use, the Roger 21 will go to sleep and the Sonnets will revert automatically to their regular mic settings according to his MAPs. When Roger is in use, his Sonnets will automatically switch to omni mic setting and mix the audio 50/50.
-for TV at home the Select dock can be cabled to your TV. It will be a 50/50 mix.
-for TV at friend’s homes, the Select can be set near the TV speaker.
-for hanging out at a table in noise, the Select can be placed on the table
As for streaming music and audio from a phone....... Artone 3 MAX BT neckloop wins for me. So easy to use. So small and light. True hands free for phone calls heard on both sides. MUST have a way to switch to MT (mix) and T (streamed audio only) so a remote is needed.
Will encounter EMI (electromagnetic interference) in some places (vehicles) which sounds like unpleasant buzzing.
Sounds the same on right and left sides (blended stereo signal).
My most used piece of tech by far!
(The reason I am not recommending this for tennis is that the neckloop would bounce around while running and that would be annoying.)
Now for use on planes......Roger and AudioLink can NOT be used on planes per their own manuals. Artone neckloop will encounter EMI buzzing on planes.
BOSE QC35 BT noise cancelling headphones to the rescue! These are fabulous.
These also have the best audio for music and are true stereo (separate right and left instrumentals).
I love them! I wore mine this past week while traveling. Awesome! Watched movies from my tablet, streamed music from my phone.
The BOSE app allows you to share audio to another BOSE headphone. So we watched the same movie and each heard it and had separate volume control.
If I could have 2 devices, I would choose the Artone neckloop and the BOSE QC35 BT headphones.
But I do not require remote mics in my daily life.
I hope this helps.
Use of and types of preferred assistive tech vary from person to person. If at all possible, let your son test out the options.