Bernafon Juna 9 and Music

New user here and just signed on to the forum. I’ve recently been fitted with the Bernafon Juna 9 hearing aids with Soundgate 3 remote from my local Costco store. The hearing aids themselves are great and I’m almost done with follow up visits for sound adjustments. Just last week I decided to try the Bluetooth features. I wear the Soundgate remote with the antenna neck strap like a necklace and pair an iPod Touch 4th Generation to the remote and my hearing aids by Bluetooth. The sound quality is great, almost as good as wearing regular earphones. But I notice the music is in mono! Does anyone know if and how to hear my streamed audio from the iPod Touch in stereo? I tried using the audio cable to listen to an iPod Classic that does not even do Bluetooth and it too is in mono. Is there a setting somewhere kept secret that I could change to get the music to come to my hearing aids in stereo? Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Eric Powell

The SoundGate 3 only provides a mono signal to the hearing aids. If stereo sound is important to you, consider trying one of the other brands at Costco. Phonak, ReSound and Rexton all offer stereo streaming with their products.

[quote=rasmus_braun;129363]The SoundGate 3 only provides a mono signal to the hearing aids. If stereo sound is important to you, consider trying one of the other brands at Costco. Phonak, ReSound and Rexton all offer stereo streaming with their products.[/QUOTE

Thanks rasmus_braun. I kind of had a weird feeling that was the case. I asked the dispenser specialist at Costco the same question and she’s looking into it. But you’re probably right. Too bad it’s mono because I otherwise could mute all sound coming to the hearing aids’ microphones to hear only the music, as if I were wearing earphones. Well, I’ll just have to try wearing big cover-the-ears headphones and hope the Junas don’t squeal with feedback, for stereo that is. Otherwise the Junas as hearing aids are winners and for music, mono is ok for Bluetooth streaming.

When I first signed up for the Junas, my specialist did a try-on fitting with a Rexton pair that didn’t even do Bluetooth. And there were less features too. Same price as the Junas. My hearing loss the way it is, she found my only two choices were the Rextons, or the Bernafon Junas that I chose and now have.

Thanks again.
Eric Powell

Hi,

you can use a program with telecoil, use a cheap headphone, turn off the microphones, then you have stereo!

The disadvantage is that you have a little noise, apart from that the sound quality of the telecoil is very good.

I agree with musician - why not just plug a pair of silhouette earhooks into your iphone so your telecoil can give you your music in stereo. http://www.tecear.com/Music_Link.htm