I finally bought a tiny Bluetooth wireless microphone to clip on my wife’s shirt. It pairs with my left Companion hearing aid and my Andorid phone pairs with my right hearing aid. The microphone works perfectly and is even a little loud. My wife is pleased.
I think I will put it in the middle of the dining table Sunday when our family of 12 gather for dinner and see if I can finally follow the multiple conversations. I notice no echo or delay when my wife is speaking.
I have only been using it for about an hour. The maximum range is about 30 ft. Since it has been on I got a low battery announcement in my hearing aid. It may drain the battery more than expected. We will have to use it selectively. I assume if we are out of range, it will not drain the hearing aid battery. We will see.
I think the rechargeable battery in the Alead is supposed to last 8 - 9 hours.