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re: cochlear implants - - Has anyone purchased a bluetooth cordless landline phone & used it with the Quattro 4.0?  My current cordless landline phone (old) does not seem to be loud enough when attempting to use it with my cochlear implant.  Last visit with audiologist I had her add a louder program but still no luck. (currently using microphone rather than telecoil as terrible buzzing when attempting to use telecoil with my old phone-no matter the phone placement)  I currently use the Quattro 4.0 (came with my implant system) to listen to audio books on my ipad.  Was planning to just get a Hearing Aid Compatible cordless landline phone but checked with Med El to see if bluetooth cordless landline phone might somehow be better.  They said using it in conjunction with the Quattro may sound better than just using telecoil alone.  Anyone have experience with this?  I found a panasonic cordless phone that is bluetooth & also has an amplifier.  The regular bluetooth panasonics had quite a few reviews that the volume was not loud enough.  Don't want to purchase a new phone & find out it is not loud enough so that's why I'm thinking the one with the amplifier.  If you don't have a bluetooth cordless landline phone, do you have any feedback on hearing aid compatible cordless landline phones & your ability to hear on them?

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If your plan is to BlueTooth to the Quattro4, volume shouldn't be an issue since you can control the volume on your Quattro4.  Basically we have 3 volume settings when we do that:

volume on the sound source device

 

volume on the Quattro4

 

volume on the processor

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Thank you!  I'm thinking I still would like the amplifier as I'm sure I won't have the Quattro on every time I'm on the phone.

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Although I have used the Quattro4 and also the Artone 3 MAX BlueTooth neckloops with phones to tes them out, I actually don't use devices with my phones.  At first I switched to T (which sounds like that is not an option for you due to interference).  Then I read people saying they just stay on M so I practiced staying on M for the phone.  Now I use any phone on M and just position it over the processor mic.  There is a free way to listen to recorded phone messages each day and follow along with the text.  It is great practice, even though it is like someone reading from an encyclopedia.  Smile.  Check it out

 

Telephone With Confidence

 

good luck!

Are you in the US?  I am in New York.

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Yes, I'm surprised you are having trouble with volume as you have more than one option. 

We do not have a landline phone. When I talk on the phone, I usually don't use anything. If it is a bit noisy, I'll use my fintuner and telecoil.

occasionally it sounds staticky which I can't figure out but for the most part, that's all I need. 

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My Audi strongly believed that at first, try to make your brain work by not using anything assistive. After a while, if I wanted, I could use them. Honestly I wasn't totally on board with that at first but looking back, at least for me, it was a good move

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