Among all the other wireless units I have tried, including FM, the Optimuse is my favored, a wireless stereo lightweight Headphone 900MHz with analog input, it was sold by Radioshack in 1998 but shortly thereafter discontinued.
What’s nice about the Optimuse is, the receiver is a belt pack with volume control and I could use ear buts or lightweight headphones.
At that time I didn’t have a HA and it made TV listening great for me.
I wanted to recommend this unit to friends over the years, but it could not be found anymore so I started to experiment with Bluetooth, the sound was great but I ran into this annoying sound delay echo problem.
Now with everything on TV being digital, I again would like to try Bluetooth but not go from digital Toslink to analog Converter and back to digital Bluetooth and back to analog Speaker.
So I am excited to have found this Bluetooth transmitter that has optical input, the ToseBlue II. I am not sure at all what sound delay I will encounter, but I am willing to experiment.
“I’m not big on Bluetooth myself, and doubt there are any aids supporting it directly, only indirectly via a streamer device.”
I have no knowledge on this but I am sure you are correct on this.
“One possible problem with using an audio (or video) delay is that I think it might be that the delay is not fixed. Depending on the moment it could be a few ms +/- and not sure if a delay will give satisfactory results.”
I do share this concern.
I now have my CIC Starkey iQ and I do understand the TV commentators well, but trying to follow actors during a movie is still hard and it helps me to use the Optimuse unit plugged in the TVs headphone outlet and use headphones over the CIC’s.
The CIC Starkey does not have a telecoil.
I will update once I receive my units.