U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old Yesterday, 12:45 PM
 
2,828 posts, read 768,976 times
Reputation: 5029

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by old_cold View Post
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!!
I once accidentally dropped a cell phone into a chocolate milkshake. It was the old-style Nokia candy-bar type -- the Nokia 8210. I rinsed it off, dried it out, and it worked - except for the #4 key and the #6 key. Phone numbers stored in the memory that had either a 4 or a 6 (or both) could be called, but if you had to key in a number from scratch that contained a 4 or 6, well, you couldn't. I had my secretary get me a new phone with the same telephone number as my now-bad milkshake phone.

BOTH rang when my telephone number called. BOTH could answer the phone. Answer on one of them, and the other could pick up as if it were a separate extension on a cordless land line phone. If I initiated a call from either phone, the other could be used as an "extension".

For decades, end customers asked for this capability in cell phones -- to be able to use them as if they were cordless land line phones. For decades, the cell phone companies told us it couldn't work for a variety of technical reasons.

Yet a bath in a chocolate milkshake made it work.

I thought of writing a patent application on it - "Method of getting two cellular telephones to work on a single number."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old Yesterday, 12:54 PM
 
2,828 posts, read 768,976 times
Reputation: 5029
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tek_Freek View Post
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!
Where did you go for your hearing aids?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 03:07 PM
 
Location: FL
292 posts, read 459,689 times
Reputation: 736
Tek-Freek,

I have the Phonak Audeo Marvel Rs. You need to get your Audeo Marvels' firmware updated to 2.0, then download the updated myPhonak app (if you have the old one or just the Phonak remote app). I'm willing to bet you can get a custom program that will do what your phone mode did, but you may not need it once the firmware is updated and you use the app.

With the firmware update, you can connect to 2 bluetooth devices. To switch between them, all you have to do is turn off the bluetooth in the device you aren't using. I have mine connected to my phone and my tablet. My phone has Android 9 and I've had no issues. My tablet has Android 8, and sometimes when I leave the app open, then listen to YouTube videos, and go back to the app, the app will close and I'll get a message that the app stopped. Not a big deal, but a small annoyance.

I had a hard time pairing mine to my Samsung TV, so I bought the TV connector. Love it! You can connect it to a headphone port or a Toslink port. If it's connected via Toslink, you can hear the TV in your aids and in the room at the same time, or just in your aids. There's no lag.

BTW, sources say that the TV connector for the new Costco aids made by Phonak, Kirkland Signature 9.0, also works with the Phonak Marvels, and it's a lot cheaper, about $100, vs. $150-$200 or more from independent audiologists or hearing centers. I'm still in the return period for the TV connector I bought from the hearing specialist, so I plan to buy one at Costco later this week to see if it does work. If it does, I'll return the more expensive one.

Here's information about the new 2.0 app:

https://youtu.be/IF47D549d2M
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 03:28 PM
 
28,485 posts, read 40,394,611 times
Reputation: 37041
Quote:
Originally Posted by old_cold View Post
Tek...for restaurant/crowd settings, one of the more basic was one to shut off noise from behind you, concentrating on "The person" facing you? Do you have that?
I passed on multi feature ones .the Phonac app simply was more of a pain then it was worth and it never did locate both ears
The problem is we prefer sitting next to each other. Always have. Always will. The adjustment goes from pointing ahead to picking up everything but what is behind. No way to tell it I only want the left or right side. I have to take both.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 03:30 PM
 
28,485 posts, read 40,394,611 times
Reputation: 37041
Thank you! I'll start digging into what I have. Obviously not the latest since it refuses to connect to more than one thing at a time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KayT15 View Post
Tek-Freek,

I have the Phonak Audeo Marvel Rs. You need to get your Audeo Marvels' firmware updated to 2.0, then download the updated myPhonak app (if you have the old one or just the Phonak remote app). I'm willing to bet you can get a custom program that will do what your phone mode did, but you may not need it once the firmware is updated and you use the app.

With the firmware update, you can connect to 2 bluetooth devices. To switch between them, all you have to do is turn off the bluetooth in the device you aren't using. I have mine connected to my phone and my tablet. My phone has Android 9 and I've had no issues. My tablet has Android 8, and sometimes when I leave the app open, then listen to YouTube videos, and go back to the app, the app will close and I'll get a message that the app stopped. Not a big deal, but a small annoyance.

I had a hard time pairing mine to my Samsung TV, so I bought the TV connector. Love it! You can connect it to a headphone port or a Toslink port. If it's connected via Toslink, you can hear the TV in your aids and in the room at the same time, or just in your aids. There's no lag.

BTW, sources say that the TV connector for the new Costco aids made by Phonak, Kirkland Signature 9.0, also works with the Phonak Marvels, and it's a lot cheaper, about $100, vs. $150-$200 or more from independent audiologists or hearing centers. I'm still in the return period for the TV connector I bought from the hearing specialist, so I plan to buy one at Costco later this week to see if it does work. If it does, I'll return the more expensive one.

Here's information about the new 2.0 app:

https://youtu.be/IF47D549d2M
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 03:35 PM
 
5,316 posts, read 5,229,962 times
Reputation: 10004
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lodestar View Post
Another good one would be the "Dragnet" theme. "Dum, dah DUMP dump."

I recently found out that the actual title of the "Dragnet" theme is "Danger Ahead".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 03:42 PM
 
28,485 posts, read 40,394,611 times
Reputation: 37041
Quote:
Originally Posted by RationalExpectations View Post
Where did you go for your hearing aids?
A local Audiologist with the highest rating Phonak gives. Advanced Audiology. I could have spent less, sort of. I gained two advantages by going local.

Lifetime appointments at no charge except for retesting my hearing in that booth. Our insurance covers it so, meh.

The Roger Select table microphone at no additional cost (or so they said - I've not received it yet).

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

If they decide to charge me for it instead of giving it to me as the testing woman said the aids go back and I look elsewhere. They tried to overcharge me at checkout and just about got them back then. After being told they were $1k more than originally quoted, I looked at the woman and said, "You are about to be handed my hearing aids. I don't play these games." Original price was magically found.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
1,928 posts, read 868,469 times
Reputation: 4931
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lodestar View Post
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."
The "Dragnet" theme is good but I think I would prefer the Also Sprach Zarathustra theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Dum, DUM, DUM, DAH Dum.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 07:46 PM
 
28,485 posts, read 40,394,611 times
Reputation: 37041
"Cough, cough, cough, uuuhhhhnn" (Sound of something hitting the floor)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 02:15 PM
 
28,485 posts, read 40,394,611 times
Reputation: 37041
I'm back from my appointment and things are better.

1. I can pair to two devices through BT. At least that's what I was told. I've not tested it yet.

2. She added two programs and set them to work through the aids and the app. One sends everything from the left ear to the right, and the other vice versa. It works like the "phone" settings on the old one. When I choose one side it sends everything to the other side so I hear the same thing in both. Very nice!

3. We worked some with tinnitus, but time was getting short so next appointment is longer. That will allow us to tweak it. I hope it works. I've been listening to this high pitched squeal for at least 20 years and I'm tired of it.

4. The Roger Select iN apparently needs a receiver of some sort in the aids. Or something. It was confusing even to the tech, but these are brand new items and it seems everyone is a bit confused. She is going to find out everything needed to use them and work on that at the next appointment.

5. She is very quick to add any programs I want, and called tech support to make sure she was doing it right.

6. No charge for the Roger Select iN since they are in a promotional period. KayT15 you should ask your audiologist if they get one for you through this promotion.

Two more weeks of waiting on the Roger Select iN and tinnitus.


Last edited by Tek_Freek; Today at 02:29 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top