HearPeers Heroes Mary Beth Posted January 25, 2019 HearPeers Heroes Report Share Posted January 25, 2019 Here is the info you asked for.... There are technically 4 mic setting options on the Sonnets but we tend to think of them as three. omni uses one mic and picks up sounds from all around us natural uses two mics and has a fixed focus to the front for low frequency sounds and is omni for high frequency sounds. This is the setting Med-El recommends for everyday use. adaptive uses two mics and is beam forming. It dampens noise behind us and shifts to focus on speech in front and to our sides. It is quite amazing in noise. the fourth option is a modification of adaptive called auto adaptive. It stays in omni until sounds around us hit a trigger level (55 or 60 dB) and then switches automatically to adaptive I encourage people to try various mic settings and see which work best for them in their lives. Contrary to popular opinion, I do best in omni mic setting and do not like natural mic setting at all. It is too limiting for me. I enjoy sounds from all around. Adaptive is great in noisy places and performs best if the noise is behind us. So don’t sit with your back against the wall in noisy restaurants like our HA days. Smile. Sit with the main restaurant noise behind you. Jdashiell, Jewel and Mary Featherston 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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