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A Radio Aid is a wireless communication system designed to help hearing aid wearers overcome understanding speech in some of the more difficult listening environments. Examples are hearing at distance, hearing in noisy and challenging environments, and generally helping the hard of hearing interacting with the people around them. Radio Aids can be thought of as a supplementary improvement to hearing aids, a way to turbo boost performance of hearing aids in difficult environments!
A Radio Aid consists of a transmitter, which can pick up speech and transmit it via radio waves directly to the receiver, and in turn in to the hearing instrument. The transmitter can also be used to send other sounds to the receiver like TV, telephone, MP3 players, Sat Navs etc. Some transmitters are capable of accepting audio via Bluetooth from mobile phones for instance.
Hearing in background noise is the most difficult listening situation for anyone with a hearing loss. The greater the degree of hearing loss the more difficult it is to hear in noise. Using a Radio Aid can make it easier for to hear:
I. in background noise
ii. when the speaker is at a distance
iii. when the room has a lot of echo (reverberation)
In particular users of hearing instruments complain about hearing in the car, listening to television and understanding speech in noise. All of these situations can be improved using a Radio Aid.
A Radio Aid can either be used with an ear level receiver fitted to the hearing aid semi permanently, or by utilising the telecoil in the hearing aids along with an around the neck receiver.
Yes, you can use a Radio Aid with hearing aids from any manufacturer. Phonak hearing aids can make use of integrated receivers designed especially for particular models, and other manufacturers can make use of universal receivers with a special audio shoe to negate the need for a neck worn loop receiver.
You can use the audio cable provided with the transmitter to make a ‘hard connection’ from any device that has an appropriate ‘audio out’. You may need an adapter to make it all fit together but these are very cheap and easy to find.
A transmitter can be paired via Bluetooth with most mobile phones so wireless and hands free high quality audio conversations are possible. We can supply a telephone adapter which effectively converts a landline telephone in the same way.
Should you wish your child to use their system in an educational setting, we advise that you contact your School/LEA Sensory Support Team in the first instance for advice on what equipment is currently used at school. After obtaining this information, and approval to use the system at school from the School/LEA Sensory Support Team, please forward any relevant information to us.
With Phonak Roger Systems there are no issues with frequencies worldwide. It used to be that with the older FM technology different frequencies were used around the world, but with Phonak Roger that is no longer a worry.
This type of scenario is indeed possible, a typical package to address this need might be a speaker wearing a Roger transmitter (perhaps a Roger Select, Roger Pen or Roger Touchscreen Mic), and members of the audience wearing Roger Mylink receivers (to a transmitting distance in ideal free field conditions of 20-30 metres). The members of the audience would need to have a telecoil program enabled on their hearing aids. This system would work with any brand of hearing aid worn as long as a telecoil was available and selected.
Roger is a Phonak proprietary protocol. Roger is tap-proof as the Roger Network ID is only known by connected Roger device. Tap-proof means that a Roger receiver which does not know the Roger Network ID of the Roger transmitter is not able to decode the Roger signal. It is impossible to connect a Roger receiver without receiving a connection from the Roger transmitter. So it is the owner of the Roger transmitter who determines which Roger receiver can receive the Roger signal.
We can supply everything that is available on the market including products from Comfort Audio, Oticon and Widex, however Phonak are by far the market leader and our supplier of choice.
As a UK based company we only ship our products to UK addresses. Sorry!
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I am impressed by how speedily FM Hearing Systems responds to queries and completes and delivers orders. Advice is reliable and objective and focused on the customers' needs.
Fantastic service - knowledgeable, quick, and reliable. Thank you very much.
Delivered promptly next day after ordering online - as previous purchases from them. Also important advanced feedback email received from FM Hearing Systems regarding a required firmware update to allow my coupling the purchase with an existing Roger Pen system, which they knew from their records, that I possessed. Saved me lot of time resolving potential problems and chasing answers after arrival - so many thanks to Gill for the caring service provided.
The USB Headset Conversion Pack for Phonak Roger is an excellent piece of equipment. I have a Cochlear Implant and was worried I would not be able to communicate well when my employer switched over to Skype telephony via a laptop. I am much more confident making calls now. Thank You!
Not just "Very Good" but "Outstanding" service from FM Hearing Systems' staff. When spending many hundreds of pounds on a purchase you really need independent, sensible advice, especially when it's a complex device like the Phonak Roger system having various options to go for. I asked the same emailed questions simultaneously of several suppliers as well as my audiology dept prior to purchase, and FM's response was received within hours as well as being complete, appropriate and detailed, with my options clearly laid out for me to decide on choices rather than any hard sell - and proved completely accurate after purchase. The others took 3 days or more to respond (including the manufacturer) and were less complete and superfluous, sometimes providing little more than on their website, nothing like the detail FM had explained for me. The Roger System is a life changer - so a huge thanks to FM for all their help in giving me confidence to spend such a lot of money - it was worth it, and they deserve nothing but the highest praise.
A great web site with all the info to be able to make an informed coice.
Brilliant service with quick free delivery too. Cannot fault this company. All-round helpful and supportive.
Great service great staff great communications
Really helpful and comprehensive service. If it were not for FM Hearing Systems I would not have known about the available funding for my equipment, I owe Sean a great deal of thanks for his helping me with my purchase and helping me understand what I needed to do my day job better.
A first class service, coupled with a brilliant web site, making it easy to gleen all the answers and information needed. It made choosing the correct equiptment very simple. A realy pleasant transaction through out.
Everyone connected to this Company are just absolutely brilliant. I bought a spare docking station for home use after my employer purchased Roger pen & accessories through Access to Work. They deliver goods very quickly and their support service is second to none. Nothing is ever a bother to them and if you email with a query their reply is prompt and courteous. Great Company
Great equipment, great service, great staff, quick to deal with questions and patiently respond in a polite manner. Always reply to my emails. A great team
I got in touch at very short notice to locate replacement batteries for my CI. Paul was able to locate and replace them in two days!! Fantastic service!!
Because of the speed and helpfulness of communications and detailed explanations. Once ordered, the speed of order despatch and receipt of the products were extraordinary. It then took a while to achieve the hospital appointment for programming the Roger Phone, but now done and am in the process of establishing whether the system is going to assist my hearing loss. Be happy to review this later in July.
Very helpful and friendly in dealing with my queries.
Fast, friendly and efficient as always. I would strongly recommend this company for their high level of service and support.
Answered my queries promptly and very helpfully. Then supplied product at fair price and very speedily. Recommended.
Roger Select, roger x 02 and Oticon Streamer for my Baha hearing aids, these items received well packed and by registered post FM Hearing kept me informed when posted , Excellent service all round.
Bought a phone from them. They clearly laid out what hearing aids were compatible with what phone. Delivery was quick and problem free
Their patient responses to all my queries about the Roger Pen before I purchased it.
Efficient and helpful. My hearing is much improved through Pen and Mic