Hey all … so I have two Oticon OPN S1 PP BTE with ear moulds. Loss is profound.
I have had these for nearly two years and I do like them. Previous to these I have always used Health Service aids, thinking that these were as good as any private models. I was surprised at how much better the OPN S1 was on the Health Service provided aids.
Along with normal day to day conversation, my main usage is connecting to Roger Pen. I have two pens, one to my computer and one to my TV. I do a lot of zoom work on computer. I use neck loops at computer and at TV. Other usage is horse riding instruction where instructor wears pen and I use loop. I have had problems with the new NeckLoop from Phonak and have 4 out of 5 failing while either on horse riding lesson or cycling - I’m guessing down to moisture absorption. However, I have been using MyLinks in the same scenario for years without problem. (The MyLinks eventually gave out due to wear and tear 5 + years)
This prompted me to look for any better solution to my current model, preferably losing the neck loops also.
Phonak has the new Roger On iN which streams directly to the aids if they are Paradise or Marvel. I have asked my audi to set up a trial for the Paradise P90s. However, looking further, I’m now not sure if I need the Paradise P90 or the Naida Paradise? I’m not entirely sure what the differences is. I’m not looking at rechargeable at this stage.
Also, I understand the MORE has replaced the OPN S but I’m not sure which is the direct replacement for my OPN S1 PP. What is the main difference that might be noticed going from OPN S1 PP to MORE?
The other option I really like is the connection of my current S1’s to my iPhone. I use this on calls all the time, hands free and caller is coming right through to my ears. Works great.
So my concern is that reading some posts the Phonak I’m not sure works as good with the iPhone on calls but I may be misreading it.
I know I can get a Roger receiver to connect to an EduMic for the Oticons. However, I would like to avoid that as its a bit too much of a ‘chain’.
So the options I’m currently looking at are Phonak either Paradise P90 or Naida Paradise with direct link to Roger On iN. Or, the Oticon More if they will give me more than what I already have with the OPN S1 - however, I’m still then left with how to get the best connection to the Roger Pen’s.
I would be glad for any pointers or suggestions - I fully accept that all aids are individual to everyone and so there is no blanket answers.
Thanks in advance.