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Old 09-28-2019, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I always carry spare batteries with me. I ignore the warning tones until the HA quits then I change the battery.
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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Just a useless post but amusing .Maybe you have one,too?
The warning I get from my hearing aids when the battery is low is the 4 note intro to Beethoven's 5th.
I have two pair. One has a man’s voice that says “battery,” which as someone else said, always makes me jump too. And I agree, it is guaranteed to happen at the most inopportune time. The warning typically only gives me about 15 min, so it’s not that helpful.

I’ll have to check out the Kirkland Batteries.
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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"The warning I get...."
Turn the TV Down.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:25 AM
 
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My husband’s warning sounds like music notes.
Only he can’t hear it .....lol
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:10 AM
 
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Just replaced my 10 year old Phonaks with new Phonak Audeo M-R. It's a relief to not have to carry batteries everywhere. My other choice was a Stark AI that translated languages, but the cost. Yikes!

I "think" I heard the low battery warning, but I'm not sure. I say that because I heard it after about 11 hours after putting them in. The next day they hadn't made the sound after 15 hours so I don't know yet.

So far I am of two opinions about them. They have features I want, but at least one I want is missing. The old ones will send the audio from one unit to the other (phone mode) which is great when my wife and I are sitting at a bar. So far I've only found that I can completely turn one side off so I only hear in one ear. A lousy way to do it.

I've not used them to answer the phone yet. I haven't tested to see if they will pair with my computer or TV yet. They will only pair with one thing at a time and to change that it is required that I go to Google Play and uninstall the app then reinstall it.

The domes are much more comfortable. The old ones had a cone shaped dome that would irritate my ears. Especially the right one, which has a pretty convoluted canal. These have a soft circular dome that sits deeper in the canal and I hardly notice they are in. The third day I wore them I almost left them in when going to bed. I was sitting on the edge of the bed when I realized they were still in. Nice.

They have promised the Roger Select, but they don't have them yet. They are that new. Hoping for next week.

https://www.phonak.com/us/en/hearing...er-select.html

I'm keeping the old ones for a while as backup. They are still good aids. After a length of time I don't know yet I will donate them.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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As long as we're 'here' let me share something possibly helpful.
Don't immediately despair if an aid gets really thoroughly soaked.
Last week mine sat in a bowl of water ( don't ask how) overnight!
The battery wasn't engaged. I put it where it would get air blown on it for about 24 hours...in this case, an air conditioner vent)….held my breath, put it back together and it worked!!
Let's guess - you found your denture in your hearing air container.

I think the Beethoven warning is clever. Another good one would be the "Dragnet" theme. "Dum, dah DUMP dump."

I've got the Minute Waltz for my ring tone and I use my phone so seldom that when it rings I think, Oh nice, someone's playing Chopin.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Let's guess - you found your denture in your hearing air container.

I think the Beethoven warning is clever. Another good one would be the "Dragnet" theme. "Dum, dah DUMP dump."

I've got the Minute Waltz for my ring tone and I use my phone so seldom that when it rings I think, Oh nice, someone's playing Chopin.
Reverse that and you got it right
Guess it's lucky the dentures can't chomp down all by themselves.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:15 PM
 
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Ironic that it's Beethoven---since the poor guy went deaf (not ideal for a composer!).
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Mine bong a few times and then a while later bong again and then a third time and then go quiet.
Batteries are good for 5 to 7 days.

I have an AP on my smart phone so that I can adjust them.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:58 PM
 
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I have an AP on my smart phone so that I can adjust them.
I got offered that feature and foolishly turned it down. I had a pair years ago that you could operate with the touchstone on a landline or cell phone. It was very “buggy,” so I opted not to go with the iPhone adjustments. Tell me I didn’t make a mistake. 🙂
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