I use Phonak Compilot II, linked to my Galaxy Note 3, and other devices like TV link, laptops etc. I have the following issues:
i) I HATE the bluetooth button on the android phone. If somebody rings me, I have to downward swipe to get blueooth, press the button, and then search for the Compilot II device in the list to pair to it. In bad light, I’ve got NO chance of switching it on in the time that the caller is ringing, and I have to call them back. I don’t think I’ve even managed it in good light.
ii) (Related to above). Reason why I don’t have it permanently is on (Compilot and bluetooth on phone) is because when it is on it attenuates the mics and goes into some mode, until it disconnects (which it eventually does after a variable time). This is a pain in the **** because it means that I have to switch it off and I can’t be ready for a call if somebody calls me. Is this what happens with other hearing aids - Oticon/Resound etc ?
iii) The Phonak TV Link will PERMANENTLY try to establish a connection - regardless of whether I want it or not - so I have to switch off the TV link.