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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 had previously conversed with Paul from FM Hearing on Action For Hearing Loss web forum when he answered several questions I had thrown out there to the community. It was a nice surprise that Access for Work put me in touch with him to obtain my Roger gear and as expected Paul and his team gave me me fantastic service with good advice and speedy responses to my messages. Initially I was given a Roger Pen, X3 receiver and an audio shoe for my Phonak HA, however I did not like how much length this set up added to my hearing aid as well as the fact the HA was now no longer resistant to rain. Paul was happy to swap out the X3 and shoe for an integrated receiver which is so much more pleasing to the eye and retains the water proof nature of my HA. The Roger Pen itself is an awesome bit of kit that has helped me at meetings and especially in regards to using my mobile phone. I have yet to have an audiologist to fine tune the set up to my hearing aid but am certain when that is done I will be even more impressed. FM Hearing provide easy to follow instructions that you hand to the audiologist so that the HA can be set to work at it best. I would just like to add that I found the integrated receiver gives are more pleasing tone than the X3 and audio shoe combo which to me seemed way to bassy and had a bit of an echo effect. This is just my own experience and your mileage may vary. Many thanks to Paul and his team for the professional way they conduct their business.
Excellent customer service. Helpful and knowledegable when I phoned with a query. Very quick delivery.
Excellent customer service!
Great product, great service.
Very quick to respond to my query and to provide a solution. The DAI shoes were ordered and in the post super quick, and I recieved them the next day. Great service, thank you.
Excellent and friendly customer service during a telephone query. Prompt and well packaged delivery of the item I ordered.
I needed replacement shoes for my hearing aid & exchanged emails with Gill yo get the order correct. I was very impressed with the advice & brilliant customer service. The shoes arrived the next day.
I received excellent service and prompt delivery of a replacement Roger pen, Thank you
The Trainer was very helpful and friendly explained everything I needed to know. The Roger Pen would be in great use for answering calls and also in meetings. I will be able to hear more without having to struggle and it would help my confidence in the work place. Would definitely recommend.
Because I can hear the phone which I was not able to until I purchased some new shoes for my hearing aids
Was advised on which product I needed to purchase. It arrived quickly and well packaged.
They help me to do one of the jobs at work that is a very big part. I have to answer phones and since I have hat the systems I have been able to do that. I have just experience it go wrong and was not able to listen on the phones not even at home. Thanks
I acquired the Roger system through Access to Work and have purchased an extra docking station and telephone adapter for home. I found listening in noisy places easier using the pen and the trainer Amanda was brilliant on my training day, explaining to me an my manager how the pen works. Thank you so much.
Very quick and efficient
Great service arrived 2 days from placing the order in time for my weeks holiday
No fuss efficiency as standard. Exemplary customer service.
The item I ordered was exactly what I wanted. About half an hour after I placed my order, I got a personal email from the FM Hearing Systems team to let me know that my order was on its way. And it arrived the next day. Brilliant customer service.
Very good service as usual but very expensive ,thanks for the service
Service was exceptionally good, even went out of their way to expedite a shipment between Christmas and New Year whenbthenoffice was officially closed. Cannot praise the team at FM enough. Would unreservedly r commend them ever time.
Perfect product deliveried in no time at all. Great price as well.
Very quick and friendly service. Item turned up in two days with free delivery. Very competitive prices - cheapest by far for what we needed. Would definitely use again.