ADHEAR is MED-EL’s revolutionary new bone conduction system. What’s different about it? There is no implant involved and instead, it simply sticks onto your skin behind the ear. ADHEAR—Stick. Click. Hear.
I have InnoCaption too Technical issues tho. Rings once, disconnects. I need to troubleshoot.
I use the cordless phone with speakerphone mostly. I have a daughter who seeks so rapidly and without punctuation or breathing I find id to difficult to stay on, and its usually stuff my wife must deal with.
I listen to audio books in the car, currently John Adams bio by David McCullough.
Other times I am listening to jazz or blues, or practicing. Just not in the car!
Thank goodness I have music.
Have you tried InnoCaption on your cell phone yet? Since they use live stenographers instead of automatic software to convert speech to text, the delay is not bad. It’s free and easy to set up an account.
Cordless phones for landlines at home have pros and cons. Pros.... the area that the speech comes out of is larger than cell phones so it is easier to position it over our processor mics and they often have a speakerphone option. Cons....sound quality varies greatly.
Telephone With Confidence is great phone practice. And no stress because it is just recordings. But in real life the sound quality on phones varies greatly.
The best practice with accents for me was Ted Talks. Many many presenters have accents. It helped me a lot. Also audiobooks of stories by foreign authors. Scribd has quite a selection and is convenient for me for $8.99/month. Others find their local libraries to be great resources for audiobooks online.
We have a trip planned and I have been listening to audiobooks from authors in those countries to practice accents.
Although I would love to try out every single processor Med-El releases, that just is not going to happen. There will always be processors that I never experience. I plan on learning from others and then making the best choice I can each time I am able to upgrade. I think Med-El will have amazing things in store for us. Tech is changing so rapidly. It is a good time to be deaf. Smile.