Hello hearing aid gurus,
Background: 2 x Seimens Pure 300 with miniTek. Cannot find a way to switch between Bluetooth programs.
I want to have:
Program 1 = Normal hearing setting.
Program 2 = miniTek streaming only, microphone on aids are turned off
Program 3 = miniTek streaming and aid microphones both at equal volumes.
Reason for Program 2 (P2)- I commute to work. On the train I sometimes watch movies/TV episodes on my laptop or listen to music using the transmitter and miniTek. When I’m at the gym I stream music from my phone via the miniTek without the transmitter. In this situation I also don’t want to hear background noise. This is why I want a miniTek only program.
Reason for Program 3 (P3) - Sometimes when I’m out running I want to be able to hear music from my phone/miniTek and the traffic of the road or fellow runners. When I watch movies I want to hear my movie loudly through the transmitter and miniTek, but also hear my wife/friends talking/commenting/laughing during the movie.
Problem (short version): Given two Bluetooth programs on P2 and P3, how do program the aids so that I select between them using the miniTek or the push button on the aids?
Problem (long version): So far my Audiologist has not been able to program my hearing aids to the settings I described in Background.
In Noah/Connexx I have got my Audiologist to put the hearing aids as:
P2 = miniTek/Transmitter with Tek only, at max dB
P3 = miniTek/Transmitter with Tek + microphone, both at equal dB.
From trying various things I’ve found that the ‘P’ button on the miniTek and the on/off/program select button on the Pure hearing aids seems to only only switch between different hearing settings. The programs that use Bluetooth (P2, and P3) can only be selected when a Bluetooth device is paired up and linked to the hearing aids via pushing the Audio Source button on the miniTek (button #4 on pg. 4 of the miniTek user manual)
Both P2 and P3 are Bluetooth programs and both programs need to work with the miniTek. I think the problem is that I cannot switch between P2 and P3 because, by default, the miniTek only pulls the hearing aids into P2. I want to know how to get the miniTek to get the hearing aids into P3.
My audiologist called Seimens and the representative said I had to push the Audio Source button (Button #4 on pg. 4 of the miniTek user manual) on the miniTek twice when I was in P2 to go into P3. I tried it and it didn’t work… It simply changes between sourcing audio from the transmitter to my phone which I believe is what it is supposed to do. My understanding is that the Audio Source button is not meant to change between programs… I believe it only changes where the miniTek gets it’s wireless audio feed from.
So my questions are:
Given two Bluetooth programs on P2 and P3, can the aids be programmed so that I can select between P2 and P3 using the miniTek or the push button on the aids?
Is there an alternative that I can do to still get what I want? So far my undesirable alternatives are:
Carry around two pairs of differently programmed hearing aids and switch between them. One pair has P2 and the other P3. Use the appropriate pair according to my needs.
Cut my losses and just have P3. Take my hearing aids out and put earphones/earbuds (sigh…) in instead of trying to have both programs on one set of hearing aids.
Thank you to anyone who has managed to read this far down, and even more so if you are able to offer some helpful suggestions.