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Hello Everyone 

i am going to be need a new cell phone, I read where Apple has teamed up with Cochlear for a phone that is user friendly for use with the implant . I went to the local Apple store and 3 associates knew nonthing.

Any Info would be helpful and is there a cell phone works well with the implant I now have a Samsung Galaxy Express I hear nonthing it’s all mumble.

Thanks

Dave

 

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Apple and the Cochlear brand have an arrangement.  Med El does not.

We can use any cell phone with various accessories.  Tell us how you have tried to use your phone so far and we can share other ideas with you.

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Hi Mary Beth

That is what I kinda thought as I reread the article.

I have a samsung phone I have tried headphones ear buds even the ones that comes with Quattro now I hear very well when I am in the car and it’s comes thrust the car radio speakers

So I fues I’ll keep useing text.

What do you do?

Dave

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Dave, if you have an opportunity, try as many phone brands and models within brands to figure out what is the best for you.

Can you ask your friends, coworkers, etc to test their cell phones? Test what you can in the stores that sell phones.

For example, my husband has the older Samsung model but it sounds better for me than mine.

If you cannot find the phone that sounds  fine for you just right away, it can mean that your brain needs some time to be adjusted to a sound from a new device.

Have you ever noticed that you need some time to adapt to a sound from different TVs or audio sets?

 

 

 

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Dave,

Cara Mia has great points!  If you understand the phone fine through the car speakers, you would probably do fine with a speaker phone setting inside as well as long as the room in quiet.

My phone journey went like this...

-at first I switched to T on landline phones (which have a larger speaker area than the tiny slit on cell phones)

-then I worked up to M on landline phones

-then I tried T on my cellphone but there is static even though the cell phone has a high HA rating number so I worked on M on my cellphone

Telephone With Confidence is boring but helpful.  Search for it and call the number while you view the text.

Telephone calls with friends who agree to speak slower is helpful at first too.

There are many things we can use to make understanding on the phone easier:

-BOSE QC35 BlueTooth headphones sound awesome

-Artone 3 MAX BlueTooth neckloop sounds very good

-Sonnet DAI cable plugged into the phone and you speak into the phone as usual is an option too

-Roger Pen with Roger 21 receiver or Roger X (02) is an option too.

 

The key is...practice practice practice until it is easier to understand on the phone.  Good luck!

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I use my iPhone SE with my Sonnet just fine. I hold it right over the mics and it’s fine in M setting.  

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That’s what I do too with my Rondos and with my Sonnets.  I have an iPhone 5S.  I just stay in M and position to phone over the processor mics.  But it took awhile before I could do that.

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1 hour ago, Kara of Canada said:

I use my iPhone SE with my Sonnet just fine. I hold it right over the mics and it’s fine in M setting.  

Thanks Kara I have not even thought of that

Thanks a lot 

Dave

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No problem. Hope it solves your issues. 

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Yes it did I ama happy man.

i am coming up on my one year old the CI on October 27

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