Phonak Roger vs Phonak FM 2015-03-16T07:48:39+00:00

technologyroutetorogerPhonak have been leaders in the field of FM assistive technology for many years now, in education, in the workplace, and generally when hearing aids alone will not offer the maximum audibility and speech understanding in noise, hearing at distance, and in reverberant environments.

Phonak Roger is set to be the new standard in the arena of FM and digital systems. Phonak’s history of innovation in this field is very impressive;

So what does Phonak Roger offer more than its predecessors?

  • Maximum performance
  • The industry’s best ever signal-to-noise ratios.
  • Zero hassle
  • One-push connection of receivers and secondary microphones.
  • Full compatibility
  • Works with virtually every hearing instrument, cochlear implant and soundfield system – simultaneously.

The things that are most startling about Phonak Roger are the substantial increases in performance coupled with simplified usability, and maximum compatibility with the widest range of hearing technology.

Phonak Roger Performance

Roger’s new digital standard surpasses all of today’s existing FM and digital systems, offering a staggering breakthrough in signal-to-noise ratio, with proven improvements of up to 35% over Phonak’s own Dynamic FM technology and 54% over other FM and digital systems available on the market.

For details on the independent studies conducted Phonak Roger Evidence

phonakrogerbargraphRoger enables people with hearing difficulties to hear and understand many more words than ever before.

The new Phonak microchip inside Roger systems powers a unique speech-in-noise algorithm. This generates signal-to- noise ratios that vastly outperform those produced by today’s FM and digital systems, including Phonak’s own Dynamic FM.

Even a minor improvement in word recognition scores can have a positive effect on understanding, so it is easy to see how groundbreaking the improved performance Roger offers could have.

With Roger, people who once struggled to hear in class need not struggle any more, even in the very noisiest of rooms. They can simply listen and hear.

“I was amazed by the performance of people who used Roger. They were able to hear and understand the speaker in noise levels that would not have been possible using previous FM system technology.” Professor Linda Thibodeau, PhD.


Phonak Roger Simplified Usability

With Phonak Roger there are no frequencies to program and manage, and devices are connected with a single click. It’s about as easy as it gets…. If you can press a button you can use Roger.

Roger eliminates the hassle and complexity of yesterday. Thanks to the unique new digital communication protocol inside Roger systems, channel management headaches and connection complexity are now a thing of the past.

Phonak Roger InspiroA virtually unlimited number of Roger networks can be used in a building and they can all be used license-free.

Connecting microphones and receivers has never been easier. Simply position the Roger transmitter close to a Roger receiver and push the Connect button. No interference is audible and privacy is guaranteed.

Phonak Roger Compatibility

Roger is the most compatible system of its kind. It works with virtually every behind-the-ear hearing instrument, cochlear implant and soundfield amplification system. Roger inspiro is the only system capable of transmitting speech simultaneously to Roger, FM and soundfield systems.

Roger inspiro – Two wireless Roger microphones and a hub. This wireless teacher microphone is the core component of any Roger system. Suitable for use in all educational environments, it features two wearable microphone options, simplified menus and customizable soft keys.

Roger DynaMic – This sturdy passaround microphone works alongside Roger inspiro in a classroom’s MultiTalker Network, allowing the comments of students and teachers to be heard by everyone.

Roger AudioHub – This flexible interface connects to any multimedia device that has an audio out jack, ensuring Roger-wearing students enjoy the same audio experience as their normal- hearing classmates.
With three categories of Roger receiver available there is a solution for every student, whatever hearing technology they currently use.

Phonak Roger Pen – A very discreet, pen sized device, Phonak Roger Pen features adaptive wireless transmission, fully automated settings, wideband audio Bluetooth for mobile phone use, TV connectivity and an audio input for listening to multimedia. It can also be used alongside other Roger transmitters in a microphone network. Roger Pen can be put on a table, held in the hand or clipped onto the speakers clothing.

Phonak Roger Clip-on Mic – The Roger Clip-on Mic is an easy-to-use wireless microphone to complement the Phonak Roger Pen. This discreet shirt-worn accessory is used by the partner of the hearing aid user. It can be used as a standalone microphone or alongside other Roger Clip-On Mics or the Roger Pen. It can also be used to listen to TV and multimedia.

Phonak Integrated Receivers – These discrete click-on receivers for Phonak hearing aids (and select CI’s) feature the same appealing aesthetics and smooth lines. They are also water-resistant when paired with select hearing instruments and tamperproof options are available.

Phonak Roger XRoger X Miniature Universal Receiver – Roger X is a miniscule universal receiver that fits most BTE hearing instruments and cochlear implants.

Roger MyLink Universal Inductive Neckloop – Roger MyLink is a simple-to-use Roger receiver that hangs around the neck. It is compatible with any hearing instrument or cochlear implant with a T-Coil, including custom products.

Roger WallPilot – This wall-mounted device, positioned next to the door, automatically connects students’ Roger receivers to the room’s existing Roger network the moment they step into the room. Teachers can connect their microphones too, simply by switching these on close to the Roger WallPilot.

Roger Dynamic SoundField – Classroom noise is not only a problem for students with hearing difficulties. It can also make understanding the teacher difficult for children with normal hearing, especially those with APD, ADHD, and second language learners.

Soundfield classroom amplification, whereby the teacher’s voice is amplified to the entire class via loudspeaker, has long been proven to improve students’ listening and learning skills. This approach also means teachers don’t need to raise their voices to be heard, leading to less vocal hoarseness, pain, and time off work.

Roger Dynamic SoundField combines Roger inspiro sound performance with fully-automated volume and frequency settings. It does not suffer from feedback or echo, and it is the only system capable of simultaneously transmitting speech to Roger receivers, FM receivers, and its own loudspeakers.

For classrooms with other soundfield installations, DigiMaster X is also available to ensure every listener can enjoy Roger-quality speech understanding and classes can be recorded. Just plug in, turn on and teach.

Comparison of speech recognition with adaptive digital and FM wireless technology by listeners who use hearing aids.
Professor Linda Thibodeau PhD.
Evaluation of speech recognition of cochlear implant recipients using a personal digital adaptive radio frequency system.
Dr. Jace Wolfe PhD.
The MARRS Project: Mainstream Amplification Resource Room Study.